Please note this is not about the guy burned up on this blog last week. That is (way) behind me, we are discussing someone else here..
“He’s a dirty rat. I don’t think you can be a dirty rat and get away with it,” I said.
“Either do I,” the soldier said.
“Yeah I just don’t think that works out over time.”
“No it doesn’t.”
“Well let me ask you this: I know you think there are no rules in war. You believe in doing whatever to win, is that right?”
“Yeah that’s pretty much right,” he said dipping down on the “pretty much”.
I quickly registered exceptions to his rule that I was aware of.
“Then how do you resolve this? What if the dirty rat thinks they are fighting a war and so doing whatever it takes to win the same way you would?”
“That would be like someone going into a peaceful village and it shooting it up when there is no war. There is no war, there is peace! You’re not going to get away with that. If you do that, you’ll be killed.”
Do you think it’s possible to get away with being a dirty rat? Why or why not?