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patriotism
2004-10-19

the other night i met this young kid, 22 years old i think he is, that had recently enlisted in the armed forces. we talked for a while and it came out that he didn’t support bush or the war, but enlisted because it was the ‘right’ thing to do.

i’ve been thinking about this kid, why in a time of war would he voluntarily join the military, especially given his objection to it. i couldn’t get an answer from him that seemed ‘acceptable’ to me.

but at the end of the night i gave him a hug, wished him all the best and told him to stay safe.

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