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No. 820: GarNim: Episode 10: An Ethical Dilemma

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GarNim: Episode 10: An Ethical Dilemma

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Strip by: LTDave

Oliver: I'm not impaired, I just don't remember.
Ambrose: See? He's a volunteer.
Holly: Unlike us. We're conscripts. Sent off to fight and die without any say in the matter.
Ambrose: You are proud to be chosen to defend your people!
Holly: Ah! Thanks for clearing that up.
Steve: Sounds like propaganda.
Oliver: Well, I'm keen to get back to the front. Get some revenge on those Ogrim!
Steve: Sounds like you've been brainwashed.
Holly: {IV} Peaceful farmers indeed! Give him a pointy stick and someone to poke and he turns into a killer!
Ambrose: Yes, yes, violence is wrong and a slippery slope. Can we play the game, please?

The author writes:

As a pacifist I often have ethical dilemmas playing wargames. I've killed hypothetical hundreds of thousands. Am I a bad person? No. No. It's everyone else who is wrong.