Kyfho2 (
11 Sep 1995 23:42:34 -0400

The barbarian attitude exists in us all. If you are ever unlucky enough
to truly find yourself in a state of war, it is the only way to survive
mentally and physically, then and after. In Vietnam we called
civilization "back in the world" and nothing we did counted. The veneer
of a civilized society exists only because the people who found how thin
it really is let it exist. I remember walking down the street afer my
return and when hassled "letting people live" seriously they never knew
how close they were.

Once you put on the mantle it's always there and always will be. Anyone
who assumes otherwise is fodder for the fields.