.... for a good reason of course.
One of the blogs I read is this one, run by a former Ranger (a retired Major). In it you will find posts about things like what happened in Somalia, and my favourite posts, about recipients of the Pingat Gagah Berani (our equivalent of the Victoria Cross/Congressional Medal of Honor).
All riveting reads, such inspirational stories of valour and courage, brave deeds done in the face of insurmountable odds in combat.
Everything is fine until one day, a commenter accuses our good Major of GLORIFYING VIOLENCE !!!
Holy F**CKING CRAP. If commenting was a shooting competition, this commenter missed the side of the barn.
How is the act of remembering our veteran troopers, who fought for a good cause, be equated with glorifying violence?
This commenter said,"Give it a rest". Give it A REST?? Meaning what? We should stop remembering those people who got killed during the Emergency? That we should stop honouring them for what they had to do?
Does this mean that we tear down the National Monument?
You know, this is one issue I got with some peaceniks. They hate violence and death so much, they even turn on their own countrymen who served and got killed for their sake. Killing is wrong. Yes we know that. But sometimes, what can you do? If you are a soldier and your enemy aims a large, bolt action rifle at you what do you do? Bore him to death with speeches and cliches about "peace"?
Seriously, what would you do?
I don't know about other people, but if I was that soldier, I'd point my own spiffingly shiny assault rifle and let him have it full auto in the chest. Does this mean I am evil and I enjoy the act of splattering some guy's internal organs all over the jungle floor? No. I can't even slaughter a chicken without gagging. But in this case, what else can I do?
The word that comes to mind is Ingrate.
I'd like to put all these peaceniks in a machine and dump them in a parallel demension where the communists won. Let's see how they enjoy THAT!
Some people seriously don't engage their common sense before speaking/writing. It's unbelievable!!
*Takes deeeeeep breath*
Now that that's out of the way, let me tell you all about something very nice for a change. I went out for dinner with some friends a few nights ago when Syuk told me about Home of The Underdogs.
Oh yes!! A repository of ancient computer games!! The same ancient games when I was young, the same ones that used to sit in my trusty 486.
The best part? Most of it is FREE!!! Don't you just love that word?
So I managed to download XCOM UFO Defense, Great Naval Battles 5 and New Horizons. Am planning to download Darklands next.
Someone should really remake Darklands. It's possibly the most detailed RPG ever made. Ever.
I'm thinking, if people can remake old movies, why not remake old games?
Picture it, a new XCOM UFO Defense version 2005 with upgraded graphics and boosted AI. It makes me drool, I tell you.