Why Can’t Johnny Kill? 11th Hour Conscientious Objection and Moral Injury Ep. 178

by | Aug 8, 2021

The subject of killing in war has largely been unexplored by the libertarian community, at the very least in its relation to the morality of war. Most who have studied the topic in depth are military or working with the military.

This week’s episode is an introduction to what will be a major area of inquiry for the podcast going forward. We will explore this resistance to killing and its relationship to moral injury. We will also attempt to answer the question: does the immorality of a particular increase the rate of moral injury suffered in that war?

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Additional Citations:

Collateral Murder

Winter Soldier Testimony

[Liberty Weekly] Blood Makes the Green Grass Grow: Conditioning Soldiers to Kill

About Patrick Macfarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Vital Dissent at www.vitaldissent.com, where he seeks to oppose calamitous escalation in US foreign policy by exposing establishment narratives with well-researched documentary content and insightful guest interviews. His work has appeared on antiwar.com, GlobalResearch.ca, and Zerohedge. He may be reached at patrick@libertarianinstitute.org

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