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Violence is not something to be praised

Posted by: Jason Medeiros ( USA ) on January 10, 19100 at 10:40:28:

In Reply to: The Non-Violence Board.....weinies.... posted by Frenchy on December 21, 1999 at 11:15:14:

Man i never understood the rational behind people complaining or almost rebeling against the notion of curbing violence... Violence is not something to be praised.. War is not pretty man... and Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori(it is sweet and fitting to die for ones country) is the biggest lie of all time... if i had the chance i would have dodged the draft in a heart beat... a nation-state is nothing more than a social phenomenom and personal pride should have no placing there..

an excerpt from a poem by wilfred owen (not a draft dodger)
"Gas! Gas! Quick boys!- an ectasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And floundering like a man in fire or lime.
Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, i saw him drowning.

In all my dreams before my helpless sight
He plunges at me guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in
And watch the white eyes wilting in his face,
His hanging face like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent toungs,
My friend you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent from some desperate glory,
The old lie: Dulce et decourm est Pro Patria mori.."

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