What war is really about

Saw this in the newspaper the other day, and it occurred to me that I have the exact same vegetables growing in my yard as this Ossetian family did – the yellow is a squash blossom, with corn behind.  It struck me that this is what war is really about, when it comes right down to it.  You’re going on about your business, trying to raise a crop of pumpkins and kids, and somebody comes along and drives a goddamn tank into your dooryard.  They turn your bean poles into camouflage, and your kids into cannon fodder.  Somewhere far away somebody gets a medal.

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