- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
No...I choose to be entertained by Koontz vs King. I can be entertained by both (can't wait for your next analogy, btw)In other words, I don't choose to be sexually aroused by men and you don't choose to be entertained by Koontz.
The actual action? Absolutely by choice.And yet you consider the behavior, to have sex or to read, to be completely choice?
Yes. I've given up quite a few things in my life for the greater good (or because of the rules).Assuming that it were a sin to read Koontz and a virtue to read Stephen King, would you give up the former for the latter for the rest of your life?
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields