The flag draped casket of Roland Burke Dukes is shown during a memorial service and burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Township, Mich., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Thirteen military veterans whose remains went unclaimed at a Detroit morgue finally have been laid to rest. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
American Empire

Dying For The Empire Is Not Heroic

Dying (and killing) for the Empire is not heroic. Allowing yourself to be ordered to intervene in distant conflicts you surely don’t understand is not worthy of admiration. What’s heroic is resisting the Empire.