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iztok #1 Posted 23 November 2013 - 09:59 PM

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Hi!
Stumbled on this quote in the book I read:

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“Out of every one hundred men,
ten shouldn't even be there,
eighty are just targets,
nine are the real fighters,
and we are lucky to have them,
for they make the battle.
Ah, but the one, one is a warrior,
and he will bring the others back.”
Heraclitus
Sounds familiar? :amazed:

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Darth_Woras #2 Posted 23 November 2013 - 10:06 PM

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The one who carries the team.


jimonwye #3 Posted 23 November 2013 - 10:10 PM

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It must of been hell at school for him with a name like that, so easy to mispronounce. :hiding:

Darth_Woras #4 Posted 23 November 2013 - 10:15 PM

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View Postjimonwye, on 23 November 2013 - 10:10 PM, said:

It must of been hell at school for him with a name like that, so easy to mispronounce.
xDD There werent such word back then.

Or was there?...
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justpin #5 Posted 23 November 2013 - 10:35 PM

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There is a book/paper written by somebody called Dave Grossman.

It studied infantry in combat. It found only 2% did the actual fighting while the rest took unaimed shots or ran around ferrying ammo.

There are diary accounts of WWI where soldiers wouldn't shoot at each other going about their daily business.

Which is why raids and hate propaganda were introduced to try stir up infantry to be more effective. It didn't really work.

These 2% win the VCs rush enemy machine gun nests and are found tearing the enemy apart with their bare hands. These 2% tied up with the number of psychopaths and sociopaths in society.

The findings of such were that post Korean war infantry were simply brainwashed and conditioned using repetitive exercises so that they shoot using lower level psychological functioning before their mental reasoning can make them think wait that bloke might have a family and kids!

So killing was simply changed to a muscle memory motorskill like playing the piano.

Grub Smith covers it here:

The truth about killing

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=2vlGR7S2wcI


Unfortunately these soldiers go home and then their higher reasoning takes over and because they are not one of the 2% who don't feel anything on killing others they tend to get PTSD and kill themselves. Like Falklands veterans

Yag0 #6 Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:03 PM

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View Postjimonwye, on 23 November 2013 - 10:10 PM, said:

It must of been hell at school for him with a name like that, so easy to mispronounce. :hiding:

Not really , he was reputedly difficult to find :p

Czert1938 #7 Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:37 AM

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View Postiztok, on 23 November 2013 - 09:59 PM, said:

Hi!
Stumbled on this quote in the book I read:


Sounds familiar? :amazed:

BR, Iztok
name of book ?

iztok #8 Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:47 PM

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Hi!

View PostCzert1938, on 24 November 2013 - 12:37 AM, said:

name of book ?
https://www.fanficti...erit-the-Galaxy
Not really a book, but 250k words of quite a good read anyway.
BR,  Iztok

Edited by iztok, 24 November 2013 - 05:49 PM.





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