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Reply #23: I applaud him....A true patriot and hero...one who has demonstrated. [View All]

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RapidCreek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 05:29 PM
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23. I applaud him....A true patriot and hero...one who has demonstrated.
a very rare sort of bravery. So many times on this board I've read "Well, they have to follow orders" or "What would you have them do, refuse to fight and go to prison?". Of course these remarks are generally paralleled with pronouncements of heroism directed at those who lack the balls to do either...and instead engage in fighting and killing which many know in their hearts and minds is unjustified, illegal and just plane WRONG.

Really, what takes more fortitude and strength of character than the actions this man has taken? He will be subject to derision and shunning both overt and whispered for the rest of his life. What is easier...living for the next forty years with this hanging over your head...or whoring yourself morally for only a couple. After all the odds of any serious consequence for whoring yourself for a couple of years....rationalizing your actions as "heroic" are quite a bit lower than putting down your weapon and saying..."NO I won't participate in this shit anymore...do what you will to me but I will not be your tool, I will not be the instrument of the evil you commit", I will not help you damage the integrity of my country or endanger the safety of the people I have taken an oath to protect".

If I knew how to get in touch with this guy, I'd send him some money ...and thank him for dutifully living up to the oath of enlistment he took, regardless of the very real and very certain consequences he will pay for doing so.

RC
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