Wednesday, June 17, 2015

kamikaze: to die or to die gloriously

KASAMA, Japan (AP) — The pilots filed into the room and were presented with a form that asked if they wanted to be kamikaze. It was multiple-choice, and there were three answers: "I passionately wish to join," "I wish to join," and "I don't wish to join."
How many (wo)men in how many places have been faced, perhaps less directly, with choices in which no choice was available?


  1. And yet there were decisions available along the way and at the last minute. Whether these decisions were influential in the statistics concerning their effectiveness will probably go unanswered. To live or die, to live with the decision made, to die with the decision made, how horribly human that is. We live and graze in the charnel yard, fed by the debris of our loved ones, and ultimately adding to it to feed our children.

    1. Which is why I borrowed WWII in HD from a National Library in Singapore this afternoon when my mother decided to drop by for a sleepover - if you needed a answer, somewhat Japanese even, "Mothers are always right even when they are wrong", if mothers are wrong and they really are wrong, what is worse is when "I am right". The world may rather that I be wrong while mothers remain right from a myopic point of view.