Monday, September 2, 2013

Intelligent Thought - How Novel and Refreshing

“Sitting in Arizona and pulling the trigger in Afghanistan is like playing a video game,” Lindqvist writes in an op-ed piece about drones in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. “The robot has become the perfect soldier. Never hungry, never tired and without conscience.”  ~ Swen Lindquist

With age comes wisdom. Here are some intelligent thoughts from eighty-one year old Swedish writer Sven Lindqvist. It is well worth your time to take the few minutes to read this complete article Who is responsible if a Drone kills my child?


  1. The definition of evil is pushing a button to make a drone kill people. It is so far removed from the basics of war -- where you're fighting someone who can also kill you. Drone-killing would be more equitable if one in ten button-pushes resulted in the button-pusher's death. And you'd never know which push would kill you. With some skin in the game, perhaps we'd be less prone to, you know, MURDER people.

  2. I think you have a premise here for a new novel. Instead of Russian Roulette we can call it American Roulette.