Stop thanking me for my service

“We use the term hero in part because it makes us feel good and in part because it shuts soldiers up which, believe me, makes the rest of us feel better. Labeled as a hero, it’s also hard to think twice about putting your weapons down. Thank yous to heroes discourage dissent, which is one reason military bureaucrats feed off the term.”

via Stop thanking me for my service – Salon.com.

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