“Battle scars”, in the battlefields of life – and the three great genocidal leaders of the 20th century

“Battle scars” indicate not only the passage through a military confrontation in itself but, not rarely, also the stigma resulting from mistakes in the strategies of the generals or in the action taken by the soldiers and their direct officers, in the battlefronts.

More than just honored as heroes, the wounded and/or mutilated in the service of “bravery” should be the object of study under these two perspectives: of the logistics of the leaders and the direct operation of the combatants of the good. To begin with, would both strategists and warriors be really at the service of the good?

The danger of glamorizing suffering or of enduring sacrifices is that the marks and sequelae of combat are often useless, if not destructive, even though the mistakes or even crimes have been made or committed with the “noblest of intentions”, including the blasphemous labelling of “God’s Will”.

Let’s revisit, in history, the horrors elaborated and perpetrated by the tyrants of religion and politics, who led millions of civilians and military to the barbarism of the wars for the “religious”, “racial” or “social purity”, as the tragic examples of the genocides committed during the crusades, in the Middle Ages, and those carried out, less than a century ago, by a Dantean triad and their ominous campaign of ethnic and ideological cleansing: Hitler, Stalin and Mao Zedong.

May the souls truly committed to learning and improving themselves seek to analyze themselves in depth and remove the protective masks of self-idealization, in order to be apt to extract constructive and prolific lessons out of the mud of the downfalls they have incurred and the vicissitudes they have suffered, regardless of whether, at first glance or from a more superficial perspective, they feel or in fact, they have been victimized in the evolutionary plots of existence.

Eugênia-Aspásia (Spirit)
in the Name of Mary Christ
Benjamin Teixeira de Aguiar (medium)
Bethel, CT, metropolitan region of New York, USA
July 11, 2020



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