[Buddha-l] Ethics and morals--the sila of war

JKirkpatrick jkirk at spro.net
Tue Dec 21 11:14:25 MST 2010

Bitter Memories of War on the Way to Jail
By Chris Hedges

Recommended --the wars he writes about were not matters of
They are not today.
"...The tears and grief, the halting asides, the catch in the
throat, the sudden breaking off of a sentence, is the only
language that describes war. This faltering language of pain and
atonement, even shame, was carried like great, heavy boulders by
these veterans as they tromped slowly through the snow from
Lafayette Park to the White House fence. It was carried by them
as they were handcuffed, dragged through the snow, photographed
for arrest, and frog-marched into police vans...."


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