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i should add that the military uses this tribal psychology to reinforce group bonds and morale, the cog-diss comes when the poor grunts try and believe they're not just there for smash-and-grab, but for some holy cause or other.

cf 'honour', 'liberty', the american way' etc

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed May 6th, 2009 at 06:34:30 PM EST
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