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Owlkat song about Martin Marauder (B-26) (56* d) RE: Martin Marauder (B-26) 08 Jan 01

Hey there, Actually, I don't "freak out" upon exposure to war trivia. Actually, it's just tedious. Nor do pacificism, or hostility relate in any significant way to the points I was trying to make. I have, however, having grown up and out of that particular mode of thought that romanticizes or simplifies war. Unlike some of the participants in this thread, I don't get any gratification from obsessing about machines which have been carefully designed to murder and destroy. It doesn't make a rat's ass worth of difference which plane or tank or gun was better or prettier or more skillfully engineered or used by what country when. They are all hideous deformations of the human urge to create and craft. They have, for the most part, made nothing better for anyone or anything on this planet. For the past three months, I've been studying biology. I've gotten a rudimentary glimpse into the miracles of life and the forces that shape it. It is fantastic beyond belief, and in most cases, beyond my understanding. The drivs of life to survive and thrive manifest themselves in countless ways. You think a P-51 is prettier than an apple tree? Grow up. Granted the anti-American cracks in my previous response were probably cheap shots, and gratuitous, but I can't think of a better way to redeem the purpose of a war-machine like a bomber airplane than to use it for the redemption and safeguarding of life. You want to sneer? Whatever. Look up from your glossy photos. Look around you. There's so much more going on. Owl.

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