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  •  I assume you're kidding or just blowing off steam (3+ / 0-)

    After the Civil War, the Union Army realized it had to begin developing deliberate training regimens to (although they did not use this word at that time) program soldiers to kill in battle because humans are so rotten at killing, except when killing bar buddies, sex rivals, mates, and especially our children (the vast majority of human violence worldwide is committed by parents against their children).

    War by war, our soldiers have become incrementally better at killing in battle because of this kind of training, in conjunction with weapons and tactics development.

    And research continues to this day, done by the finest minds at great expense of taxpayer $$$$.

    Remember what rebel armies in developing countries do to young conscripts to dehumanize them, break them down with starvation, sleep deprivation, beatings, drugs, the shame and dissociation of being forced to kill or rape family members, brainwash them cult-style, then train them to commit acts of horrendous cruelty.

    I love the idea that we are innately very bad at war (however awful we are at home), and I think we should take every care to nurture that lack of skill.


    by raincrow on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 02:19:24 AM PST

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