History is a testament to the inevitability of the rise and fall of cultures.
Those falling resort to military conflict - or just disappear.
Where conflict arises, survival is determined by many factors, but passionate commitment to a group is the most important.
Apart from a gallant but underappreciated few, most Australians born since 1930 have had a dream run.
|Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - (Ode 3 -Horace)
Dulce et Decorum est - (Wilfred Owen)
I wonder whether there are many Australian's left who Pro Patria Mori, or even Pro Publica Mori, or even Pro Familia Mori ???
Would capitulation bring peace ?