THE MOMENT HUMANITY WENT SOUTH–6:21…

September 6th, 2013

I remember my dad telling me, in his best DI voice, “This is your M1 bone…”

Stanley Kubrick nailed the moment in history when their was a true, moral choice for humanity. All subsequent events, up to and including our decisions to develop, deploy and detonate weapons of mass destruction, are a matter of degree.

Nothing changes until we figure out how to put the bone back in the pile.

2 Responses to “THE MOMENT HUMANITY WENT SOUTH–6:21…”

  1. mary jo says:

    What does that mean, DI voice (I can only think detective inspector?) and M1 bone?
    I hope your day goes well.
    Mary Jo

  2. Jeff Hess says:

    Mary Jo,

    The references are military, specifically military training in boot camp. The DI is the drill instructor and M1 bone is a twist on the basic, pre-M-16, rifle, the Garand M1 rifle carried by U.S. forces in World War II and Korea.

    While the rifle was retired from active service before my own years in the Navy, we did carry M1’s as part of our close order drill training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in the ’70s.

    Jeff

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