Tag Archives: fear

The ‘Patriot’ who Must Win No Matter What.

Competitiveness has both positive and negative qualities. Competitiveness is not negative in essence. It is an important natural part of human behaviour and is necessary for progress. But on the negative side, it can be warped into aggression and repugnant … Continue reading

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Tough Enough

Soldiers, of course, are required to be tough. Strong and tough like Rambo. No-one must be able to get the better of them physically. As if we were still fighting hand-to-hand combat, and did not rely nowadays on sophisticated weapons. … Continue reading

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Emotional Shut-down

In my last post, I looked at one of the attributes of an ideal soldier: An ideal soldier is unemotional. Only anger and aggression are permissible. Do we raise our sons to be unemotional so that they can be useful … Continue reading

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Be a Man, my Son

In this post I want to start to look at how we may be unconsciously and unintentionally raising our sons for the trauma of warfare, and to be capable of killing. In my last post, I suggested a list of … Continue reading

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