Male C. Pig a.k.a. Svinopolist (piggymouse) wrote,
Male C. Pig a.k.a. Svinopolist

[reading,humanity,quote] BuSab Manual on military mentality

Тоарищ Херберт иногда курил и довольно правильные вещи.

The military mentality is a bandit and raider mentality. Thus, all military represents a form of organized banditry where the conventional mores do not prevail. The military is a way of rationalizing murder, rape, looting, and other forms of theft which are always accepted as part of warfare. When denied an outside target, the military mentality always turns against its own civilian population, using identical rationalizations for bandit behavior.

— BuSab Manual, Chapter Five: "The Warlord Syndrome"

See also: Fred Reed on The Warrior.

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