Friends of Padre Steve’s World
I finally got to see a baseball game tonight and it was nice being out at the ball park. So tonight since it is late I am going to re-publish an older article but one that still has a lot of relevance as certain “experts” with no skin in the game keep advocating military actions of dubious wisdom and promote weapons systems that do not work as promised, are way behind schedule, are breaking the budget. It shows the complete disconnect between the pundits, politicians, and preachers, that unholy trinity who promote war and their benefactors, those defense industry contractors who leave the military which has been at war for over 13 years with weapons and equipment that don’t even support the battle and those that actually serve and put their lives on the line. But I am preaching now so I will sign off for the night. Have a wonderful night and weekend.
“Too many people learn about war with no inconvenience to themselves. They read about Verdun or Stalingrad without comprehension, sitting in a comfortable armchair, with their feet beside the fire, preparing to go about their business the next day, as usual…One should read about war standing up, late at night, when one is tired, as I am writing about it now, at dawn, while my asthma attack wears off. And even now, in my sleepless exhaustion, how gentle and easy peace seems!”
Guy Sajer “The Forgotten Soldier”
Currently well under one percent of Americans are serving in any branch of the military and of these not all have served with boots on the ground. There is no shame for those that have not as land war is the prevue of the Army and Marines though a significant number of Sailors and some Air Force personnel have served alongside their Soldier…
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