Newsgroups: alt.slack


From: (Nully Fydyan)

Date: 30 Nov 97 17:40:39 GMT


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********@*****.**** wrote:

> you will almost never hear a combat veteran use this type of jargon,

> or use gruesome metaphors, because death and brutality have real,

> tangible meanings to them, and are not spoken of lightly.


I have never heard as many AIDS jokes as I do in the AIDS wards of

hospitals. One of my friends used to watch AIDS movies over and over

again and LAUGH (I know, cause he made me watch with him), LAUGH because

he wasn't dying/dead like those fucks, at least not yet. There's funeral

humor, too. After a while you can't NOT laugh at things, or your brain

will explode with pain and rage.


Spoken of lightly? Oh, they are spoken of lightly, and when I make the

mistake of repeating some of those jokes/comments/stories in the company

of people who have somehow missed the holocaust, all I get is horrified

and scandalized censure. They take it all too seriously, becuase they

haven't lived with the death and brutality, and haven't been forced to see

the humor there.


Who knows, though? Maybe combat experience is difference when you get to

kill, not just die.





Rev. Nully Fydyan

Church of the Ungendered Yeti


"The day that Elvis died was like a mercy killing. America breathed a sigh of relief." -- Dan Bern