A couple more questions on war

I. Marc Carlson IMC at vax2.utulsa.edu
Tue Jul 18 18:26:03 PDT 1995

<keandbc at ix.netcom.com (Keith Ewing)>
>3) (To non-fighters) Are you happy for fighters when they do well? To 
>restate: Are there nonfighters who watch battles like many people watch 
>sporting events, rooting for the home team?

I'm pleased when my friends do well, whether they fight or not.  OTOH, 
I have a somewhat short attention span (say a few hours at a time at most)
for *watching* anything.

>4) (To non-fighters) What could fighters do to make things more 
>interesting for you in a war? 

Drums.  Really *GOOD* D&C leading to proper unit formations.

>5) (To all) Describe some of your favorite moments at a war.

I suppose that to my mind, "War" can express itself best when the
individual is willing to sacrifice personal glory and advancement in
pursuit of the larger goal.   Did you ever see "Gettysburg"?  The
sequence regarding Pickett's Charge typifies what is both "Best" and
worst in war.  Only in the depths of horror can you strip away the
layers of selfishness to see the rare spark of true nobility.

Or something like that.

>6) (To all) Describe some of your least favorite moments at a war. (Be 

Reread the answer to #5 and take a guess.


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