View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Military Madness

"Our soldiers must have a fighting spirit; if you call that hating enemies, then we must hate with every fiber of our being. We must lust for battle; we must scheme and plan night and day to kill; we must hit harder and harder we must become tougher and tougher; the avowed purpose of the army is to make killers out of every soldier." - General Lesley McNair (WWII - killed by friendly fire)

I keep thinking of Arlo Guthrie in "Alice's Restaurant" jumping up and down yelling, "Kill! Kill!"

Of course, he was trying to sound absurd.


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