CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION:

 

WHAT IS THE QUESTION?

 

YOU CANNOT RUN FROM THE QUESTION WHETHER TO KILL OR NOT?
TO STILL THE QUESTION MAY NOT BE ADVISABLE.
SOMETIMES TO NOT ACT IS COURAGEOUS
SOMETIMES TO ACT IS COURAGEOUS
SOMETIMES TO SAY SILENT IS COURAGEOUS
SOMETIMES TO SPEAK UP IS COURAGEOUS

 

I RESPONDED TO THE CONDITIONS LAYED OUT BEFORE ME
IN MANY WAYS, IT WASN’T MY DESCRIPTION OR DEFINITION,

IT WAS THE CULTURES.

I PRESENTED MY RESPONSES TO THEIR CONDITIONS –

MY POINT OF VIEW
MY CONFESSION
THE OPINIONS OF THOSE WHO KNEW ME BEST
MY VERBAL RESPONSES IN THE MOMENT WHEN QUESTIONED
IN ESSENCE – I WAS ASKING THE BOARD TO CONFIRM, DENY, PERHAPS
CLARIFY, MY SENSE OF WHO I WAS IN THE FACE OF THE CONDITIONS
AT HAND AND WHAT AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE WOULD BE FOR
SOMEONE LIKE ME

 

EVERYDAY TO REOPEN AN ON-GOING DIALOG
INTERACT WITH THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH ME
READ EVERYTHING I CAN FIND
PERSONALIZING THE CONVERSATION
PUTTING TOGETHER A LIFE CONSISTENT WITH CO VALUES
MILGRAM AND OBEDIENCE
CHRIST/BUDDHA/GHANDI/GENERAL SEMANTICS/QUAKERS
NON-VIOLENCE VS PACIFISM
WAR AS A PREDICTABLE OUTCOME FROM FAILED POLICIES,

INEQUALITY, GREED, COLONIALISM, RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION,
RACISM, DOGMATISM, ETC.), PROFIT

PROPOGANDA
ARE CO’S PUNISHED FOR THEIR BELIEFS?

IF I WAS FLAT FOOTED OR DEAF, I WOULD NOT HAVE HAD TO SERVE.
COULD SOMEONE WITH A HEART MURMUR STILL VOLUNTEER TO
DO ALTERNATIVE SERVICE AND SPEND 2 YEARS LIVING ON $5000
A YEAR AND FOOD STAMPS?

 

IN MANY WAYS, I WILL NEVER KNOW IF I DID THE RIGHT THING.

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