A Working Progress…

His disenchantment with humanity, since early childhood mind you, fueled by chaos and conflict propelled him to find his way. Three months after his discharge, hopping around Eastern Europe he found his soul mates, kindred malefactors bent on devastation. Some of his new acquaintances held deep ideological convictions, but many others lacked any sense of higher purpose or religiosity. And these others were his real kind. As anywhere else where people assemble, cliques formed and his gaggle thought martyrdom was stupid and self-absorbed and teased their fellow “devout” trainees. For him, a step further, claiming they were ethically disingenuous. He supported his assertion with several points: Mere death for a cause is not true martyrdom; by definition it requires significant suffering…

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