Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Posing With Dead Represents Grim Degeneration
U.S. Troops Posed With Body Parts of Afghan Bombers". One sentence in the article catches the eye, referring to someone placing "an unofficial platoon patch reading “Zombie Hunter” next to other remains and took a picture." Does it represent a grim degeneration of the human spirit to deprive "others" of human dignity? The article seems to rationalize the behavior with an account of the loss of fellow soldiers during their deployment - but what's happening inside these soldiers is the greater question? Are they merely hardened and cold? Has something given way inside them? How will they behave for the remainder of their lives? The present writer suspects it's an attack on human dignity, reducing respect for humanity to the same treatment as taking out the garbage. Is the key a rationalization that "others" are less human? A prior post, Zombies and predictive programming, hints that this may represent a dangerous indoctrination.