The Corner

Re: Good Death

A military guy responds to my blogging a day or two ago on the concept of “a

good death”:

“I’ll not pretend to speak for the whole of the warrior community (though my

feelings on the issue are informed thereby). One thing we’ve all noticed

about many of the butchery-by-sawing-off-the-heads is the relative passivity

(we’ve been suggesting drugs) of the victims.

“One thing rings through many of our discussions. If we have the power, the

holes will be in front – and if some weasel is standing behind me with a

knife, he’s at least gonna have bruises from all the headbutting, and he

won’t have a nice, neat, videotape. In other words, I’ll die tired.

“Considering some of the edits in those tapes – that may have happened