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sudo wrote

Those who have not fought on the front lines themselves have no right to command others to.

That's a bad idea. To be a general, you need a good understanding of military strategy. If we choose the most successful soldiers to become generals, they will have a good understanding of tactics, but they probably won't know much about strategy. Plus, they may not even know that much about tactics - they may have just survived because they're lucky. More people will die if you do that.


nishi_jochiro wrote (edited )

Hey Napoleon and many other great leaders throughout history fought on the front lines with their troops! To be a general you need to work your way up the ranks and at some point you should fight on the battlefield.


GrimWillow wrote

What is so great about Napoleon? I dislike vertically organized structures even in a military sense. Who ends up weilding any hierchical structure? Some fucking asshole like Napoleon.

I think we've got to shed ourselves of the authoritarian styles that are susceptable to corruption and embrace a new, respectful, way of fighting, struggling, and defending against the violent circus.