Is it right to mourn the dead of those who fought on the wrong side of history? Like the confederates or the nazis etc
They could argue that one or the other had some character flaw that prevented them from seeing the "right" path and joining their cause, but I think both Yankees and Confederates, Nazis and Soviets would agree that willfully fighting to defend a cause you believe in is always an admirable action.
Of course it is.
Young men getting mowed down in the hundreds of thousands or in their millions is always a tragedy.
That said, I think we should have killed more of Dixies men after the war to break their will go resist.
You weren't even born yet. My father is 78 years old. He remembers being a young child in the mid 40s and seeing old men on TV who were Civil War veterans. It's funny how we aren't very far removed from that as we like to think.
Yes Kreon you fucking faggot go suck off Tiresias and let people mourn their dead god damnit.
>He remembers being a young child in the mid 40s and seeing old men on TV who were Civil War veterans.
How is this possible? If they where 18 years old at the advent of the civil war, that would mean they would be 90+ in the 1940s.
of course not
we should all hold minutes of silence and pay our respects everyday to those brave Nazis, Confederates, ISIS fighters, Taliban, Soviets, Vietcong, and other soldiers who fought bravely but just happened to be on the wrong side
we should build giant memorials to them too with taxpayer money
>Comparing Nazis to Isis
The Germans who dies fighting did so for the sake of their country and their people. They had good intentions. Isis and other terrorists died for no noble cause.
Sure you did.
But that doesn't mean the Viet Cong was the wrong side. Even though they were communists(which I am not), they had mainly been anti-imperialists, and were trying to expel first the French, then the Japanese, and then the U.S tried to fuck with them too.
I think the Vietnamese had a right to defend themselves against foreign troops.
The criterion is not "being on the right side of history", but "being right".
When I was a kid, my very northern dad and I were watching some movie about submarines during the Civil War (not the Monitor and Virginia, this was different). Anyway a southern crew died in the end, and I remarked that their deaths had been in vain. Dad got buttmad and said something like, NO, They DIDN'T, they CARRIED OUT THEIR MISSION or similar, to which I immediately replied a la "But of course they died in vain! You can't tell me anything about their mission. Their cause was wrong, and their side would eventually lose the war anyway. There's no salvaging what they did. They died in vain, dad." Then I kekked, having won the argument.