Francois Tremblay wrote:
In your position, I suggest you do not talk to franc,
If you don't want him to understand Anarchism (you guys are doing a very bad job right now) or how he's living or not living in accordance with his values, then you're right, he shouldn't talk to me.
He admits he's not living in accordance to his values at the moment. And we do want him to understand the moral premises of anarchism, we just don't think it's necessary to call him an evil faggot.
This may surprise you, but for people with no strong moral core, the army is just a job and they don't associate it with murder (cognitive dissonance going on here). They think it's a necessary evil, that somebody's gotta do the job. This guy, clearly joined when his value system was not completely formed, and he's stuck with a four year contract now or something.
Milgram's experiments proved that ordinary people can easily be persuaded to atrocity. I think you should take a long and deep look at the people around you. Most of them are capable of being in the army. Most of them are capable of atrocity and are easily persuaded into it. Authority makes someone with no strong moral code fold up like a house of cards, but that doesn't make them evil. That makes them your next door neighbor, completely ordinary.
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