posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 06:14 PM
I have been contemplating on whether I should post on this thread or not for some hours now. Of course, now I will
Assuming the word "freedom" has a well defined definition, and assuming combat could be broken down into two categories of reason/purpose, could we
1. Defending "freedom" is when the enemy is 'at our door knocking'?
2. Preventing the loss or the outward search of protecting "freedom" is when we are 'at the enemy's door knocking'?
I have yet to see anyone define the word or clarify the phrase "fighting to protect our freedoms". In fact, that is probably the reason why I have
never uttered that phrase because of its ambiguity. I see lots of ambiguity in many posts, and when one does not define words explicitly, then
prejudgments, bold assumptions, etc, are likely to occur. Thus, the start of argument and fighting. (I will avoid defining "freedom" for now).
With that said, I shall not thank veterans for "fighting to protect our freedoms" until the day or time comes when I understand what that phrase
I WILL thank veterans for their bravery, discipline, and potential sacrifice of their limbs, bodies or lives to keep balance.
I believe that to be quite honorable and respectable.
Clarifying the definition of balance....
Since it is an almost inescapable outcome that all nations will have some people that join the military (disregarding reasons for now), it seems to be
necessary that the veterans today 'evened the playing field' i.e. kept it balanced.
Until the day that all military in the world, take an oath to stand down, and never fight, then we will continue on the circle of hate. That is my
hopeful ideal and one day, with a little mass education in the art of philosophy and critical thinking, it may just come to fruition.
Anyway. Hope that all makes sense.
P.S. I will edit later if I change my current thoughts.
[edit on 11-11-2009 by Unlimitedpossibilities]