The art of war, exemplified

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  • Updated: July 12, 2013 - 8:03 PM

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pumiceJul. 12, 13 9:22 PM

From the article: "I didn’t know why the war had started, and I didn’t care on which side I was to fight. If the British didn’t fancy me I would offer myself to the Boers.... I know now that the ideal soldier is the man who fights for his country because it is fighting, and for no other reason.” No reflection necessary--no concern about whether one's cause is just or right or good. If his/her country is fighting, anyone who fights is the ideal soldier.

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jarlmnJul. 13, 13 2:10 PM

Oh, the poor-misguided soul should instead have been an accountant, never leaving his cubicle and eventually been hit by a bus on his way to the same dingy restaurant he patronized every evening for 40 years. To have such a life of wastrel daring-do and adventure, is just not proper!

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davehougJul. 13, 13 6:49 PM

Now THAT kiddies, is what the word macho means.

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