Conduct of War, a memoir by Earl LeClaire
"There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed."
― Lao Tzu, The Art of War
Conduct of War
Put on a jacket - made in Vietnam. Buy a car - made in Japan. Have a beer - brewed in Germany. Buy a cell phone, or some piece of shlock for the bathroom - made in China. So, what do all the wars mean? I'll tell you: someone got richer, someone got dead, someone got maimed, and someone got left with bad karma.
For me, bad karma. When I think about the war, I feel like an alcoholic coming off a bender. I become physically and emotionally drained because I'm unsettled and disturbed by the fierceness and the darkness of war, and of what I had to do to stay alive. I could have been out surfing, sailing, fishing, doing anything else but that. However, I chose it. I signed on for it. I believed JFK and his Green Beret / Peace Corps' bullshit, the Buddha / the Bad Buddha, the inverse universes.
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