The conscripted soldier of a sovereign nation must always be aware that conduct will be subject to close
scrutiny...It is both, the legitimacy of the rationale and, the methods by which it is prosecuted** Presuming
superior military capability all conduct must consistently align with 'just cause'
At first glance it would appear the issue of ‘relative legitimacy’ is clear. If a terrorist will kill any American for
the sake of retribution and/or expressing anger, the commissioned soldier of a sovereign nation pursuing
only military targets and personnel finds abode on much higher moral ground,
First, the morally superior soldier or collective military must establish with certainty that their own
standards of conduct would not change if fortune were to reverse course.
The second condition is recognition that violent conflict is both a legitimate and necessary
approach to resolve irreconcilable differences
The first of course is rendered irrelevant by the second as there are no human differences immune to the
effectiveness of non-violent negotiation/resolution.
You may insist this is not so but itis goddammit! Those who appear to hate us only hate that they cannot
talk to us as equals and that…is my fault…is it yours?
If all involved act through unwavering righteous convictions; sanctioned violence becomes an issue
transcending the notion of ‘right and wrong’. Rather then something more complex, it becomes something
much more simplified- Something 'pure' and far more volitile.
Rising from the discomfort of beholding nuance between multiple
variables...now descending to 'Us Vs Them' and guilt/virtue by
association. And, if to not know otherwise, it appears to be a matter
largely dictated by color of skin and place of birth
This is clearly so if 2 prerequisites are both present and able to withstand the full
panorama in analysis
* 'Just Cause'of course is
subject to change without notice,
**A ridiculous use of the word
on the other hand
If all involved act through unwavering righteous convictions; sanctioned violence becomes an issue transcending the notion of right and wrong. Rather then something more complex, it becomes something much more simplified- Something 'pure' and far more volitile.