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A Happier Man, Issue #87--Courage and Action
August 24, 2017

Issue # 87

Courage and Action

A great life takes courage and action.

You all know that already.

Maybe not the type of courage soldiers have on the battlefield when the bullets are flying. Of course, most of us will never be in that situation. Besides, it's more courageous to question a battlefield anyway. Real heroes were the people of the 1960's protesting the Vietnam War and the slavery of the draft.

Today the system must keep enough people stupidly patriotic and economically deprived to fill the ranks. Patriotism by killing someone you are told to kill does not seem right to me.

Forget the history books and the murderous wars started by madmen. What kind of a decent person starts a war anyway? I'm not angry at the soldiers. Most are just simple guys who don't know what else to do.

The problem is that the men who are not so simple will rise up through the ranks to be in charge of the killing. These are the people we need to worry about. We do not have to worry about the ordinary soldiers. They just do what they're told. We can just as easily tell them not to kill, as to kill. They do not have to be hired killers, they can do something else. Something of real value.

It's best if you just avoid all this stupid nonsense of military service. There is no draft, so there is no reason to join.

The real problem a large enough segment of the military that enjoys killing and they rise up the ranks to be in charge deciding who needs to be killed. They make killers out of the simple guys, sending some home in a box and the rest as a shell. Then have the rest of us pay for the madness.

Enough ranting for now.

Read the rest of the article here - Courage and Action

If you missed the last article, you can see it here - Get Organized at Work
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