Why Memorial Day is a pacifist’s holiday

Ed Park, MD #MondayMusings, Holidays and Observances 0 Comments

I suppose the meta message of this post is that although we would never dishonor those who fell in military service, there should still be a discussion of the war they died in was just or even justified. I would argue that to decouple the legitimacy of their actions with the legitimacy of the mission is essential to honoring them.

The Seven Deadliest Wars

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Today is Memorial Day here in the United States, a day when we honor those who died during war.  For some historical perspective, here is a list of the seven most lethal wars that mankind has faced. The Seven Deadliest Wars: In this  “War Against Aging”, an individual’s weapons were limited to rest, exercise, nutrition, and herbs. Cultures waged their …