War is hell
by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Tuesday May 26th, 2009
I worked as a volunteer Counselor at the VA Hospital in Menlo Park,CA for 17 years as a musician therapist. I work mostly with Vietnam Vets. I think the way the youth feel is, "Why are we to blame? Why should we die for our parents?
Why should we die and let them live when they caused it? They might as well die with us!" Rather than fight the politicians', the militarists', the war-mongers', their parents' battles and give their lives to save their parents. What a travesty, what a horror!
Well, their parents tell them it's for freedom: "So we won't be oppressed and enslaved by the enemy! He was disgusted in a father like that who wanted to send him into war and everything just to preserve their system. Isn't that a joke? Oppressed and enslaved! How more oppressed and enslaved could you be than to have them send you into the Hell of war? Especially their elders, the ones that send them to war. You would have thought having gone through the horrors of it themselves in the First World War they would have never done it again
It shows the parents don't love those boys, don't love the children, or they'd never send them to war. Better to surrender and be slaves than to go through such horrors as that, mangled bodies! War is Hell! Everybody from General Grant to Rommel said war is Hell! Yes, pride & greed!
Ted Rudow III,MA