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27 May 2012 @ 01:21 pm
How to get cut.  
Argue that the Vietnam War was just and not-at-all imperialistic by writing, in very graphic detail, accounts of VC violence against innocent children. Also, by telling me how so very important American "heroism" is that it completely justified the rape, evisceration, and bombing of my relatives.




Booskaboo, BB <3<3<3!!!: seoul rage against the machinefig_aruna on June 4th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
If you're into macho heroism and saving people who pathetically no agency and just exist to be victimized, then, yes. Glorification of war and a perverse pride about military violence. It's galling at best, and disgusting at worst. With my personal family history, my reactions tend to fall on the disgust side of the spectrum...
Discerner of Truth 冬火 美: SPN: Comfort / Togetherfuyuhimi on June 4th, 2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
*nods* My *personal* reactions tend to be complicated.
I'm rather influenced by C-PTSD/PTSD these days, so I jump even at things that'd use to let me be calm, analytic, not blinking, or at least not so deeply disturbed, back then? Me being prone to remembering a lot of things with how they *looked* and having vivid imagination probably doesn't help much with hearing those war stories, to feel not disgusted.

I think in a way, it may be better - and certainly *is* better to be repulsed and horrified by violations to people than be a twad advocating those violations, me thinks.
Booskaboo, BB <3<3<3!!!fig_aruna on June 5th, 2012 05:05 am (UTC)
Agreed. But I'm sorry about the his descriptions triggering you... I should have warned. :(
Discerner of Truth 冬火 美: UW: Smile/ Giggle/ Surprisefuyuhimi on June 5th, 2012 11:42 am (UTC)
Nah, don't worry, that was a general-disclaimer line up there, it wasn't this concrete conversation that'd trigger me (it just pissed me off. HIS fault, not yours. ;) ) You're quite fine, Figs.