Thursday, March 20, 2008

Life and Death in Our Hands

(Paul)
Damn... the major asking if he should kill a guy. Kill. A. Guy. I guess in all the excitement I've never really thought about it, but I've actually killed people, at least one that I know of. Part of me says it was an "either me or him" situation and what the major was asking was different, but Jesus. Here I was, all noble in Pfister's face, arguing to let the speedster live and I've probably got a higher body count than some of the soldiers here on Liberty Island (unless they fought in the Middle Earth War, but they look a little too young for that). Christ Almighty, I shoulda went out drinkin' with Jesse.

10 comments:

James said...

(Jessie)I'm glad Sam did it the way he did. It was his fight, he made the call. You can't let a guy like that live PERIOD.

As far as anyone else is concerned, the powers that be trust us to do the right thing. Just like we trust them to do the right thing.

robm1171 said...

(Paul) Yeah, you're right. It's just the powers that be don't ask you if they should execute someone everyday. We take comfort in the fact that it's not our decision to make

James said...

(Jessie) I'm glad I'm a field agent. Not one of the ones that are greeted by 'lab coats or soldiers'.

Russ said...

(Sam) If you remember Jesse we were greeted by lab coats after the explosion. They will put everyone thru the same test we went thru, maybe even more as they develop new ones.
Relax Paul I remember the first time I killed someone, I was 17 trying to stop a gang of punks from robbing Mr. Lue’s liquor store 3 of them jumped me and I had to fend them off, you would be surprised the damage a bottle of wild turkey can do the a human skull. The Jury saw it as self defense but I think the kid’s father had some pull with the judge. That’s how I ended up in the military in the first place.
If I have learned anything these last couple days it’s that we ARE at war, not with a foreign power but with every to bit crook who ever had a though of taking advantage of the little guy, but now that they can fly or lift a truck they suddenly have the balls to try it.

harrygoblin said...

I agree with Sam completely. Sam seems a little surly, and pretty skeptical of the motives of authority, but he hasn't hurt anyone who didn't prove out to be following a seedy agenda. In our new-found powers we've also been given the responsibility of deciding... What are we going to do with them? Other people are not necesarily making the altruistic decisions we have made.
And get ready everyone. There will be others to dangerous to let live. I already regret sparing the speedster. That will come back to haunt us, because there will be others like him willing to put his own agenda before the value of those who can't do anything about it. You know, those soldiers he killed - for money - were heroes in a way we can no longer be. We , or at least I, can shrug off damage and bullets with great confidence because of the timelight radiation that courses through us all. Even Jessie, dying from her strength, will not succumb to any death but the timelight. But those soldiers took bullets and faced powers that were almost certain to kill them. Because they thought they were the only ones who could protect the men, women, and children who make up the families of this country, our country. Just as a soldier knows he may have to give his life to protect another, we must be ready to take a life to preserve others. There will be days that we will be the only ones able to make such a decision, and follow through with the execution of it.

James said...
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James said...

(Jessie) Woe to thee, war has been declared Scumbags!

Russ said...

(Sam) Pfister….After that speech, when you’re ready to retire from ass whipping and run for political office you have my vote!

Gordzilla said...

To Phister: "What will you do" that question still echoes in your mind.

harrygoblin said...

as long as i remember my grandpa, I will always ask myself that question. It's answer, when honest, has served me well.