Young men do feel somewhat "invincible'. They grow up playing war
games mostly in their imaginative minds with toy swords and shields in hand
(captain America) and they are ripe for the picking by the military who need
disciplined (obedient) soldiers to charge over the trench top into a hail of
machine-gun fire.World War 1 was particularly ruinous of young mens
lives when technologically advanced bombs and cannons would pound soldiers in
their trenches day and night. Then unleash gas chemical weapons and machine guns
against the poor boys who were commanded by Generals who still used Napoleonic
Having served ten years in the Army in two wars, this really doesn't come
as a surprise. The primary function of any military unit is to engage in
warfare, using weapons and munitions to kill and destroy an enemy. It's
not something you can just "unlearn" upon discharge.
Re: iron&clayThanks for the history lesson, but what was your
re: Happy2bhereHistory repeating itself......Pointlessly.Where have all the flowers gone?Long time passing....picked by
young girls everyoneWhere have all the young girls gone ...Gone to
young men everyoneWhere have all the young men gone..Gone to
soldiering everyonewhere have all the soldiers gone ,Long time
ago..gone to graveyards everyoneWhere have all the graveyards gone..
long time agoGone to flowers everyoneWhen will they ever learn
.... when will they ever learn.