Thursday, August 15, 2013

Your God Wears Combat Boots - 3

"Don't say that about my mommie's God"
When U.S. soldiers came back from the Vietnam War, it has been said by some of them that they were not, in general, welcomed home like all soldiers from previous, and subsequent, wars had or have been (Learning to come home from war).

In this series Dredd Blog has been looking into various aspects of that meme.

We are finding that the meme basically alleges that "warriors are always welcomed home and celebrated in the same spirit that a particular war is celebrated" (see e.g. The Universal Smedley and On The Origin of The Bully Religion - 2).

Generalities are risky to rely on, but in general we have found that war is not always popular, thus, soldiers fighting a "popular war" are more likely to be welcomed back home than are soldiers fighting an "unpopular war."

In other words, a "good war" merits a good welcome back, while to the contrary a "bad war" merits a bad welcome back.

Therefore, the irresistible question emerges: "what makes a war popular or unpopular?"

My favorite answer used to be "the people."

In future posts we will take a look at my answer for "nowadays."

The previous post in this series is here.

"New Slang" by The Shins ...

Then the rebellion ...

"New Slang' (including LYRICS): by a rebel whistleblower within The Shins ...

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