So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?
No, show them the bodies of women and children struck by grenades and tank fire.
I know this is meant facetiously, but in all honesty, I believe that people should have a relatively thorough understanding of anything involving the taking of life. Regardless of context, life-taking should only be done in the most dire of circumstances.
So with war, our priorities should be retaliating against aggressors and avoiding killing civilians. Soldiers do need to know the culture they’re fighting in, so that they can be as respectful and understanding and protective as they can be toward the innocents caught in the crossfire. And if someone screws up and does kill civilians, then we should do all that we can to make whatever reparations they can. We should never become callous to war, and the toll it demands of those in the crossfire who did not choose it.
So if awareness is demanded of soldiers in war, how much more should people in the relative comfort of “first-world” countries be aware of the gravity of taking lives?
do you ever think about the judges for the triwizard tournament trying to figure out who to kidnap for the second task
like they’re all just sitting in dumbledore’s office and karkaroff goes “well word on the street says that krum has a crush on that granger girl”
"damn," says dumbledore, "I wanted harry to rescue her. well, what about the delightful miss chang?"
"no," says bagman, "we’ve got her down for diggory"
"stop sinking my ships," says dumbledore
Anonymous said: The way you draw George's nose is my favorite thing in the world.
Seriously. I think I find guys with large noses attractive is because of George Cooper, bless his sweet soul. ^_^ And Minuiko captures him (and just about every TP character) perfectly.
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