reply to post by Pericle
I'm a bit confused with your equation of an army and its morality. When you suggest there is no need, I assume you mean no need for a military. Or
Then you suggest we can be free from war.
No rational, sane, prudent person could ever believe in such a thing. Able didn't see any danger, and unaware, it came from his very own brother,
Cain. And since that day, you don't always get to choose your enemies, you don't always get to choose your defensive needs, and you don't get to
choose whether or not someone just want to up and kill you.
You assume you have control. You don't. You don't control anything in your life. You never did, you never will. You will react to your
environment, just like the rest of us. You mention society. Do you really, really know who society is? It's you. It's me. It's that guy over
there. That girl over that way. Each doing their own thing, reacting to their own personal environments. We don't individually give a rat's fuzzy
ass what society needs! We do for ourselves. And if it happens to fit what "society" is doing, the great!
You don't join the Army (military) because you are desirous of helping the rich. The Army doesn't brainwash you or anyone else. You are still the
same core person as before, but now for the overall survival of the group, you are involved in emptying a bit of your personal preferences and needs
for the overall benefit of the group. In other words, you sacrifice a bit of selfishness for the benefit of others.
You don't kill people because it is the right thing for your country. You engage enemies that have arrayed themselves against you. You don't fight
for your country. You don't fight for your flag. You don't fight for glory. Or money. Or money-changers!
You fight for each other. No one else, and yo unever have done that yourself, or you'd know that already.
Never join the Army (military) if you enjoy peace??? Did you really say that?
The most peace loving among us are its warriors. They are the ones who value it so much that they are willing to fight for it. They fight and
eradicate those enemies who threaten that peace so that they may in turn go home and live in peace. They do place their very lives on the line, and
often enough die for the chance at that peace.
Just one problem.
There's always one more SOB that needs shooting. Always.
You're certainly right about one thing: "Selfishness has no place in a world of peace."
Oddly, it is your soldiers who are the most selfless of all.
Our soldiers among us struggle the hardest for a world of peace.
Our soldiers at times give it all in the ultimate, unselfish act.
You should be ashamed.