Despite what you believe or what
You feel – and some sick perverts
Actually want – you do not know how
You will react when you are forced
To kill someone. And this is a sensitive topic;
Some can’t do it. Some might do it too freely,
Some wrestle with the fact that it seems wrong
Or that this can be solved in some other way.
If you believe in this cause and mission or not
You volunteered, yes. But it is the situation;
The situation that forces you to make the tough
Choice between letting the person, the stranger
Right in front of you, live or die, preventing
Them from doing what they plan to do.
Wrong or right, even if they feel the same way
As you do right then, they’re going to make that choice and
Pull that trigger, or trip that circuit for that bomb,
So you’d better make your choice quicker;
Us versus them. That’s all war is, distilled down
And simplified, for us on the ground doing the work,
It’s us versus them.
And in that game, the ‘us and them’ one
The age or sex of who’s carrying the weapon
Has no impact on my decision making process.