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The tax I pay should be for peace, not war

23 Mar

A young man I know joined the armed forces to fight in Afghanistan because he wanted to have an experience that money couldn’t buy. He is not an ardent patriot or believer in any particular cause. He just wanted a unique experience in his life; to have done something difficult, something money cannot buy.I wanted to talk to this brave young man; ask him if he was prepared to kill or maim another human being. But I didn’t. His father impressed me with his understanding that this was what his son wanted to do with his life and therefore he should be allowed. It was his son’s right to decide.

Source: The tax I pay should be for peace, not war | Mark Rylance | Opinion | The Guardian

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Posted by on March 23, 2017 in Europe

 

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