Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Pacifists vs. the Military

Kabul

In this lengthy (but well worth reading!) NY Times article, Luke Mogelson details stories from a hospital in Afghanistan, known as "Emergency."

The story offers not so much a prescription - as narration.   The narrative, though, should force us to find prescriptive ways to save the lives of fellow humans, children, and victims of war.

A single quote:

The Pacifists vs. the Military
It’s easy enough to dismiss pacifism as quixotic or na├»ve. But nowhere does it appeal more strongly to reason than among the wounded and the maimed. At Emergency’s hospital in Kabul, it’s not unusual to find Afghan national security forces recovering in the same ward as Taliban insurgents, and after a while, the ideas that make enemies of the two men lose their relevance; the daily spectacle of their impact on human bodies invalidates them.

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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