Unfortunate, But Not SeriousBy Charlie McCormick | January 12th, 2012 | Category: Other Stuph | Comments Off
I’m actually a bit more revolted by the reaction of those in authority than the video of the American soliders pissing on the dead corpse of some Taliban fighters. I’m revolted by their holier-than-thou reaction.
I certainly think pissing on a corpse lacks class, not a behavior to aspire to, but really not a big deal. A thorough investigation is probably needed – but mostly to find out why they did such a stupid thing as film it.
Fortunately for me, I’ve never had to go fight in a war; and, I hope I never do, nor my children, nor anyone’s children. But if I did have to fight in a war, I hope that I would not feel so much hatred for the enemy that I would desecrate their corpse. …That’s just a hope.
I can certainly see myself pissing on the corpse of the enemy, no doubt. People are trying to kill you, and they also hate you. Is pissing on a corpse really all that bad?
If you think about it, those dead guys would probably prefer to be alive and get pissed on. If you want to talk about desecration, killing somebody is a much greater desecration than pissing on their dead corpse.
War is not a normal state of being, so why should we have these high standards for people we send out to kill? Enough with the holier than thou bullshite.
What’s a disgrace is this never ending war, the scandals in America of how we treat our own dead soliders, how we treat our own wounded soldiers, and how we ask for the ultimate sacrifice from soliders but can’t deliver them a job when they come home.