Amerika

An immodest proposal

At this blog we talk a lot about organic culture, and how it is superior to centralized command structures because it runs throughout the scene, behind the scenes. Here’s a chance for that to work:

Nearly two-thirds of Americans now say the war in Afghanistan is no longer worth fighting, the highest proportion yet opposed to the conflict, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. – WAPO

We can make a cultural decision to change our behavior on this issue. We know that warriors, returning home from a war, tend to have mental health issues if they’re told they wasted their time. More than the horrors of war itself, it is feeling doubt that the sacrifice was worth it or that it was morally right that wrecks returning soldiers.

Having a nation of 300 million people tell you that the majority think the war is now a waste of time, by its very nature, guarantees that soldiers returning home will be awash in doubt.

We can make a cultural decision to reverse the question and instead say, “Now is a good time to leave this war,” and to remember their sacrifices as not an error or our lack of patience with a long process, but as a worthwhile means to an end whose time is now over.

Just an immodest proposal.

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