A friend recently sent me a link to an article in The New York Times. The article, ‘Star Wars’ and the Fantasy of American Violence, was written by Roy Scranton who is a veteran of the Operation Iraqi Freedom War. His article compels one to analyze the purpose behind war and the impacts that are not as commonly publicized. Through his comparison of the concepts of war between a fictional movie and his personal experiences, one is left to ponder the question, “What are we celebrating on the 4th of July?” along with several other deeper questions surrounding the concept of war.
Whether you are for specific wars, against them, or indifferent, this is a thought provoking article that allows one to hear Scranton’s viewpoint, while possibly reshaping the thought that they initially had prior to reading the piece. I invite you to read the article in the link above and then share your reactions in the comments section below.
Ahmeli… that society stops ignoring the real effects of war on all of those impacted.
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