There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state. The other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.
I don’t care about Ferguson.”
“Stuff in Gaza doesn’t really affect me.”
“Iraq has always been a mess anyway.”
“There’s always some new disease in Africa.”
“Syria’s basically a world away.
You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her.