Friday, February 25, 2005

A moment of silence for the conscientious objectors suffering in DB

"War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today." – John F. Kennedy

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I shall die, but
that is all that I shall do for Death.
I hear him leading his horse out of the stall;
I hear the clatter on the barn-floor.
He is in haste; he has business in Cuba,
business in the Balkans, many calls to make this morning.
But I will not hold the bridle
while he clinches the girth.
And he may mount by himself:
I will not give him a leg up.

Though he flick my shoulders with his whip,
I will not tell him which way the fox ran.
With his hoof on my breast, I will not tell him where
the black boy hides in the swamp.
I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death;
I am not on his pay-roll.

I will not tell him the whereabout of my friends
nor of my enemies either.
Though he promise me much,
I will not map him the route to any man's door.
Am I a spy in the land of the living,
that I should deliver men to Death?
Brother, the password and the plans of our city
are safe with me; never through me Shall you be overcome.

- Edna St. Vincent Millay

6 comments:

lun said...

for the record, as of now there're 21 JWs in SAFDB.

Anonymous said...

brilliant

Anonymous said...

too bad for them.

Anonymous said...

get a life....

Some of these Con Objs were snooked to become JW or decide to be one so that they can consciously object.

Anonymous said...

So all I see them do is look after flowers and the cookhouse. They get seperated from the "hardcore" guys, and they are treated much better. So who gives a rat's ass about them.

MaKan GuRu said...

They are serving their Ns without serving NS. it's their choice, and they know the consequences. Sorry if i sound cold, but thats how I see it.