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Another point, along this line of thought, is that If the objective is to reduce the amount of blood shed around the world (without necessarily eliminating it), I see no reason why it would be a bad thing for the DOD to adopt tactics a bit more along the lines advocated by Sharp, as opposed to the usual squad of assassins. Literal or literary.

State of mind:
As one travels across an 83-year long arc of life, the view probably changed. Time might disperse the communal fog of a national obsession with anticommunism, and perhaps reveal the need for another focus, another objective less bloody, more in tune with human needs, human compassion.

Just speculating.

In my case, I listened in rapt attention to the broadcasts of "I Led Three Lives". It took Viet Nam, and a bit of tear gas to clear my vision.
 It was, in fact, not until I began reading ET and such as Naomi Kline that the relationships among the Chicago School, Ayn Rand, Cheney and Rummy, and the rouges' gallery began to clarify a bit.

Change is good.
Certainty is death. Like taxes.
-- Unless you're a major campaign contributor corporation    

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 12:54:58 AM EST
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by contributing to the Devil's political funding?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 10:25:58 AM EST
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Another point, along this line of thought, is that If the objective is to reduce the amount of blood shed around the world (without necessarily eliminating it), I see no reason why it would be a bad thing for the DOD to adopt tactics a bit more along the lines advocated by Sharp, as opposed to the usual squad of assassins. Literal or literary.

I know of no better co-option than the First Earth Battalion.


THE NEW EARTH ARMY VISION
The legends of lifeforce living

The New Earth Army heralds the coming of the soldiers of the biosphere, the warriors of wilderness, and the champions of life force living. As national security gives way to Natural Security and the global webocracy serves all people more democratically than ever before the soldiers of the rainbow come forward as servants of the BIOSPHERE from their newly created global villages where they eat fresh from the land and care for all the sources of clean water.

Founder, Lt Col. Jim Alexander hung around the new agers and came up with this program for the US Army. Warrior monks indeed.

These are the people who were "lampooned?" in Men Who Stare At Goats, which i haven't seen, though i know some of the people it's about.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 12:57:09 PM EST
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