You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #29: Quit using the troops personally [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 06:48 PM
Response to Original message
29. Quit using the troops personally
We've got to do it, too. We've let the right wingers frame that.

The troops are extensions of us. They are doing our national bidding. We have to take responsiblity for what they do, not lean on them as victims.

Both sides are equally guilty. It is just an attempt to move what we cannot intellectually handle to a personal level. Like saying, "gee, bow'd you feel if some guy raped your daughter?" Well, gee, I wouldn't be very objective, and I'd want to kill him. That's why we have a justice system. So I and my emotions taking over, overwhelming my reason, doesn't lead to the mistaken death or whoever I feel might be guilty who isn't.

Same thing here. The troops are killing people over there, not just "in harm's way." To others, they are the harm. And they are killing those people on our behalf. Because we claim to be in danger.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC