Tag Archives: patriotism

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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The Hero

One of the ways that society seduces men into becoming soldiers (for the benefit of the military) is by linking ‘real’ masculinity, patriotism and heroism together. From early childhood, boys are indoctrinated into thinking that the highest proof of masculinity … Continue reading

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Difference = Fear = Aggression = Violence

The fantasy of perfect masculinity – symbolized by the ideal soldier – ensures men will fight in wars, seduces them to be and live the fantasy. In a previous post, I wrote about the unemotional soldier*. Now I want to … Continue reading

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Our ‘Courageous’ Leaders

The ‘solution’ of war is too often the first choice of politicians and leaders, taken before other tactics are seriously considered. Why? Because politicians and leaders have been raised through childhood in the same way as other men – to … Continue reading

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Suckered into Sacrifice?

Are we, perhaps unwittingly, training our sons to be fodder for war? Continuing the debate from my first three posts: If, in our evolutionary past, society believed that traditional war was inevitable, then it needed all its men to have … Continue reading

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