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I discovered I was a coward. That's my new religion. I'm a big believer in it. Cowardice will save the world. It's not war that's insane, you see.
It's the morality of it. It's not greed or ambition that makes wars. It's goodness. Wars are always fought for the best of reasons: for liberation or manifest destiny - always against tyranny and always in the interest of humanity. So far this war, we've managed to butcher some 10,, humans in the interest of humanity. Next war, it seems we'll have to destroy all of man in order to preserve his damn dignity.
It's not war that's unnatural to us. It's virtue. As long as valor remains a virtue, we shall have soldiers. So, I preach cowardice. Through cowardice, we shall all be saved Barham responded: "and after this, I'm sure all the generals will dash off and write books about the blunders made by other generals and statesmen will publish their secret diaries and it'll show beyond any shadow of doubt that war could easily have been avoided in the first place.
And the rest of us, of course, will be left with the job of bandaging the wounded and burying the dead. I don't trust people who make bitter reflections about war, Mrs. It's always the generals with the bloodiest records who are the first to shout what a hell it is. It's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades We shall never end wars, Mrs. Barham, by blaming it on ministers and generals or warmongering imperialists or all the other banal bogeys.
It's the rest of us who build statues to those generals and name boulevards after those ministers. The rest of us who make heroes of our dead and shrines of our battlefields. We wear our widow's weeds like nuns, Mrs. Barham, and perpetuate war by exalting its sacrifices. My brother died at Anzio An everyday soldier's death, no special heroism involved.
They buried what pieces they found of him. But my mother insists he died a brave death and pretends to be very proud Now my other brother can't wait to reach enlistment age. That'll be in September Maybe ministers and generals who blunder us into wars, Mrs. Barham, the least the rest of us can do is to resist honoring the institution. What has my mother got for pretending bravery was admirable? She's under constant sedation and terrified she may wake up one morning and find her last son has run off to be brave.
Ultra-Patriotic Glory Pep Talk. Well, boys, I reckon this is it. Nuclear pronounced 'nookular' combat, toe-to-toe with the Rooskies To the tune of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," he then delivered a memorable patriotic speech over the intercom to his B crew - a parody of the totally-loyal American sent on a glory mission:.
Now look, boys. I ain't much of a hand at makin' speeches. But I got a pretty fair idea that somethin' doggone important is goin' on back there. And I got a fair idea of the kind of personal emotions that some of you fellas may be thinkin'. Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human beins if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.
I want you to remember one thing: the folks back home is a-countin' on ya, and by golly, we ain't about to let 'em down. Tell ya somethin' else. If this thing turns out to be half as important as I figure it just might be, I'd say that you're all in line for some important promotions an' personal citations when this thing's over with.
That goes for every last one of ya, regardless of your race, color, or your creed. Now, let's get this thing on the hump. We got some flyin' to do. An Insane Description of "Your Commie". Ripper Sterling Hayden used the PA system from his desk with his cigar in one hand and the phallic-looking microphone in the other.
He paranoically proclaimed the Red Alert to grim-faced guards and soldiers. After specifying three simple rules, he then concluded with words of encouragement and enforced loyalty:.
Your Commie has no regard for human life, not even his own. Faced with a devastating diagnosis, Charlotte and her family were shocked, confused and frustrated. Being given conflicting information made a worrying situation even more stressful.
With Charlotte's continued bravery and a little help from brainstrust, her family were able to gain a second opinion. We know facing a brain tumour diagnosis is scary and confusing, when you just want what's best for your family.
We can help. I made mince-meat out of a sweet young farmer! A little brains-a little talent With the emphasis on the latta! The little ones seemed to relate more to the little brain, big brain terminology, so I stuck with it. Next, with the support of my student helpers, I explained in simple terms, the functions of each of these parts see above slide , mainly that the little brain amygdala lets us know when we are in danger and allows us to feel big emotions, and that the big brain prefrontal cortex allows us to think things through properly and make good decisions.
I reminded them that this part of the brain lets them know when they are in danger and lets them feel big emotions, and that it is an important part of the brain, but that it also needs the big brain prefrontal cortex to make smart decisions. Here, I had them curl their fingers down to show them the big brain as pictured in the slide below. Showing the kids the hand brain model seemed to be their favourite part of the lesson and has come in very handy pardon the pun ever since.
They loved the visual of their brain and it has really helped them to understand the two parts and that they have to be touching both engaged to be working properly making good decisions.
They now understand that when they have flipped their lid and are in their little brain amygdala , that they are not able to think clearly and make good decisions. This new learning about the brain has been equally valuable in helping me to better understand and stay calm in my big brain when faced with dysregulated children. Exploring this model with my students has also allowed me to see the value in not only the adults better understanding and learning about how the brain works, but for kids to do so as well.
Watch my students and daughter share what they have learned about the brain here. Watch another great video of kids talking about the brain and there emotions here.A brain tumour diagnosis is terrifying in itself, let alone where a child is involved. little brainstrust is here to ensure that families are not left in the dark when facing a brain tumour, wherever they are in the UK. We provide useful, honest support to people living with a brain tumour, to help achieve the best possible outcome. Find out more.