From: Nils Crompton <nilscrompton-AT-mac.com> Subject: Re: War, Death and History Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 07:38:48 +1000 I totally agree with your critique. Nils On 20/10/2004, at 6:35 AM, John Young wrote: > It is not clear if this post is offered as pro-war or anti-war > apologia. > > It is certainly sappy in either case for what it presents as comforting > vacuity, to wit: > > "Nations exist because memorials testify to the fact that people > have died in their name." > > "Wars happen. When war happens, soldiers die." > > Every paragraph offers the same vapidities. As if the author > never learned to think about what he was feeling, so threw > out words in hope they would convey the insipid urge to > take on big topics. > > It is this mindset that produces propaganda for ministries > of defense, rather, apologia for warmongerers. > > White crosses and red poppies and war memorials > are glycerine tears.
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