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Honor and Duty are noble currency with which nations buy man and his institutions. It was thus wars were won. Here let me quote a passage from Seven Pillars of Wisdom:

“(The account) It is filled with trivial things, partly that no one mistake for history the bones from which some day a man may make history, and partly for the pleasure it gave me to recall the fellowship of the revolt. We were fond together, because of the sweep of the open places, the taste of wide winds, the sunlight, and the hopes in which we worked. The moral freshness of the world-to-be intoxicated us. We were wrought up in ideas inexpressible and vaporous, but to be fought for. We lived many lives in those whirling campaigns, never sparing ourselves: yet when we achieved and the new world dawned, the old men came out again and took our victory to re-make in the likeness of the former world they knew. Youth could win, but had not learned to keep: and was pitiably weak against age. We stammered that we had worked for a new heaven and a new earth, and they thanked us kindly and made their peace.

All men dream: but not equally, Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did. I meant to make a new nation, to restore! a lost influence, to give twenty millions of Semites the foundations on which to build an inspired dream-palace of their national thoughts. So high an aim called out the inherent nobility of their minds, and made them play a generous part in events:….. “( selected: introductory chapter)

Remember the big gestures are made by those who stayed home while the youth and hopes  of ordinary folks were sent to be cannon’s fodder. Did the world fare any better? One evil was replaced by their villainy who have the power to lay down laws and redraw maps and demand restitution from losers. These men deluded by a new ideology, threat of which was alone in their foggy minds unleashed yet Korean War, Vietnam War and much more. Why praise the dead if the living have no desire to change their ignoble mentality?

Benny

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Freshman Rep. Joe Walsh, who has earned a reputation for caustic remarks and spontaneous tirades, this week accused opponent Tammy Duckworth–a double-amputee who lost her legs while serving as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot in Iraq–of using her military service to score political points.
The Illinois Republican– who has not served in the military– on Wednesday chose not to back down from comments he made accusing his Democratic opponent of talking too much about her time in the Army.
“She is a hero, and that demands our respect, but it doesn’t demand our vote,” Walsh said Wednesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. “All she does, guys, is talk about her service.”
Talk of politicians who serve their country with deep pockets. They see their electorate and they give them glad eyes that mean,’you are worth only votes’ and if they see special interest groups they know what interests them specially. It is true not only in Illinois but in India, Thailand,Philippines. Politicians are sold to service and they will serve anything except the nation’s interests. But what else we can expect from skunks but their stink? The citizens who think they will leave them smelling roses after cuddling them, ought to have their heads examined. What else can vets do after they have pulled out chestnuts from fire but mope over their burnt limbs? Marines, all blacks, require some 67 years to get their service properly recognized, as recent news tells us, politicians send cannon fodder to the line of fire and move on to other things. How many do you think will really care to hear and feel empathy for the sacrifice of these heroes? OK the double amputee spoke once too often of her service. Yet if those who can feel their loss will not grudge them. They covered the ass of those who sat at home. The least one can do is to ease their bottled up feelings.
If the politicians did really experience war from the thick of burning bodies and falling debris of their make-shift shelters they would not have gone in so slapdash style as we have seen wars lately. The neocon nuts owe to their nation an explanation for the wars precipitated by their rhetorics. Just as one who interfered with construction of a bridge and for throwing his weight as a bureaucrat without an iota of engineering skill, is a menace to society; and if their interference led to its collapse will be criminally charged. Of course politicians play a certain old-boys from school-stick-together’and are not held to account.
Rep. Walsh is simply a busybody to castigate the vet for her service.
benny

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Overheard at the Gehenna.

‘”Whenever I hear war I am losing some millions of souls who would have otherwise made my kingdom resound with their joyous sounds.’

“Oh whenever I hear talks of peace I am winning as many to my kingdom where gnashing of teeth and wailing make my sleep sweeter.”

The first speaker is God who regrets men who have proved too sheep-like to listen to some warmonger on the earth. The second of course is Satan who has created politicians, wolves in lambskins to play peacemakers. These speak of ‘doing the right thing.”

Duty of any religion should be to create man who knows his mind and heart. If he does not know how shall he give the best of his will, actions, emotions and thoughts? He may speak of his holiness but with one whose mind is confused and emotions in turmoil it is like rags. Similarly what kind of  obedience the Master can expect from a servant who is dull of understanding and inconsistent?

Suppose man had the inner courage and character not to fight a war in which he  doesn’t believe or thinks  is immoral, will the warmongers prosper? Those who  do not have the courage of their beliefs( not drawn from some silly babbling of a prophet)  will only blow themselves up like some crack their knuckles not  having anything better to do. Those who cannot believe in themselves will not get it right even if the prophet be from Allah.

benny

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