Episode 24 – Hacksaw Ridge (2:06:50)

We discuss the anti-war/pro-war Mel Gibson film Hacksaw Ridge that follows the story of PFC Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector to aggressive violence as he enlists in the military to compromise his principles (though the story seems to deny this).

Here is the flawed, and incorrect Google description:

 The true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Doss was drafted and ostracized by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance but went on to earn respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his life — without firing a shot — to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa.

Here is the trailer:

In the show we bring up a number of things that don’t fit in with the official narrative we are told in school, media and political recollection.  You can continue believe what you have been told, or you can realize that being told something might have more to do with the tellers than what is told.

The wikipedia article:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacksaw_Ridge

Here are some rabbit-holes to get you started:

How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor by Robert Higgs

The State Is Too Dangerous to Tolerate

America’s Two Just Wars by Murray N. Rothbard

And one more really good one (h/t Evolution of Economics):

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