King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat

I have $54.67 in cash + $500 in checks.

I am now scheduled for 9:30 on Thursday to testify. I just wish they would get this stupid thing over with so I can get my shopping done.

OK now about Starship Troopers. It's an interesting story. The main character shows every emotion that he should as he works his way through the Mobile Infantry, the Army of the future. The story presents some interesting ideas, such as only allowing veterans to vote and have citizenship. Because they have proved that they put society above themselves. The book is also rather harsh on our own 20th century U.S. Army. (i.e., letting people who have never been through ranks to be officers, and having more officers than enlisted men) It is also quite harsh on the methods of raising children nowadays. It produces an intersting comparison w/ training a dog. In this world, people are punished rarely, but severely. As a consequence of this there is a very low crime rate. But even w/ all this it is still a story of Rico as he makes his way thru M.I. and the cmraderie he finds there. Read it.


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