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Welcome to Licentia Loquendi, founded January 2009. L2 is a team blog that focuses primarily on political, military and Constitutional issues with a Conservative Christian slant. We are two college students, a Navy corpsman, an Army sniper and a Vietnam era Army veteran.

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07 October 2010

Who Will Serve?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates addressed this question and the growing divide between the civilian and military communities. Never was it more obvious than at Tuesday evening's final editing session for the campus newspaper.
I was working on my column, a compilation of news stories. Lately, I've been including the ranks, names and ages of our fallen military. That came under fire Tuesday evening, when, for want of space, I was asked why I print that, because "it seems like filler." I was then told that "We aren't the Military Times," and then spent the next fifteen minutes arguing that the ages bring our military to a more personal level -- I can look at those names and realize that the specialist killed by an IED last week was my age, that the staff sergeant who gave his life yesterday could have been my best friend. For those who have never had any sort of contact with the military community, this is one way in which we can all relate.
Also, since my college campus has little to do with the military, it seems hardly enough to even devote a few inches of column space to the deceased. Can we not give them that much? They have fought and died for my right and privilege to contribute to the mass media -- can we not show them perhaps the only form of respect we are able?
Thirdly, posting a list of the war dead appeases two groups: anti-war and pro-war. Those against the war are able to look at the list and realize that people are dying, even though combat operations have ended. Those for the war can be proud of the fact that a small, private liberal arts college is devoting a portion of its newspaper to researching and printing the names of our fallen military personnel.

5 comments:

  1. The gods just manufactured the tactic of the Holocaust to accomplish the goals they planned.
    I am of the opinion the gods would have interviened in its absence, illustrating their claims of being good, and established "old world" dictatorship control at the dawn of mankind's mass moral deterioration. Purely speculation, But even without the Holocaust the gods would have manufactured something that would allow them to manage their culpability and justify their lack of divine intervention. After all, we all abide by their chronology.

    Another feature which the Gods offer as a clue is very foreboading and ominous. Mt. Zion is a mountain to the north of Diablo (the eye of The Beast) and one which has a working quarry at its base. Consistant with the decay we experience in society, Mt. Zion is being eaten away, slowly stripped of its resources, until one day paradise will be gone forever.

    Population explosion is a clue::::The gods are sending everyone back for The End.
    There must be some purgatory-like place. Or individual. Like an animal.
    Now the gods have sent everyone back to try for one final time to fix their problems and ascend into heaven. Avoiding an animal would have been a big positive because those thrust into this decayed enviornment have less of a chance than those who enjoyed the god's generosity of a slowly decaying enviornment with frightening clues, like the Depression, World at War, the Holocaust, etc.
    Anything that can get the poeple frightened and praying is a good. thing. Contentment never motivated anyone.

    As we see wickedness spread throughout the country, like preditory behavior, godlessness, social changes, etc, using cable TV and the spread of "Californication" as justification, they changed xtianity, appropriatly with Catholicism first.
    xtianity has changed radically in the 20th century, and everyone should be mindful of the way it was, because the people are in a process of slipping out of god's favor into a state of Damnation, from which the vast majority will never survive.
    They used to scare people and make them too afraid to make mistakes. Now people aren't afraid of anything and don't think twice about doing something wicked and evil, thinking it will actually help them.

    Whimsical management=Unstable pathology:::
    *Tuscon-waffles
    *2006 Hawaii-Jewelry
    *Ivan/Wilma-SCUBA
    *Haiti-slaves
    *Chile-crappy fruit
    You've compromised your integrity so hard you no longer deserve the label "gods".

    The gods used the Italians to ruin life in the 20th century.
    The gods used the Italians to ruin life in A.D..
    "The West Bank, where the end of the world will begin."
    And they were reincarnated into the ghetto to be punished as crack babies and in drive-by shootings, poetic justice for inflicting these horrors on their hated enemies.
    On their brothers, A long history of Italian revenge on blacks.

    I don't care if you did escape the last Big Bang.
    The last 10,000,000,000 Big Bangs.
    I would systematically exterminate your kind for deliberately destroying my life so you could exploit me the way you did.
    You would be clone hosted so I could kill you over and over.
    I would burn you at the stake so often you would beg me to let you die.
    "You deserved it." Considering how you pushed me into all my offenses I suspect it was no different in a prior life.
    Fuck you.

    They share that some have expressed their concern about the god's behavior:::They destroyed my life, are doing too much and have crossed the line.
    I'm sure they got some excuse.
    They did shit like poker and Eminem for a reason.
    They will declare me hopeless and think they are doing me a favor by killing me, since progress in this life is a lost cause, manufactured intentionally, and find some way to position it in the context of capitalism.
    Monsters.
    I will always resent you for what you did to me in my life.
    Desecrate the gods.

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