I don’t like it when people justify war, no matter how just it may seem, but many do step forward against it. Many veterans. My grandfather tried to sneak on boats heading back to the US (was drafted) and actually got arrested by the military police twice. He had a damn business he was in the middle of running and wanted to take care of his wife and soon to be daughter. He didn’t want anything to do with the war whatsoever. He had no pride for his country, only his family and his works, and good for him. I know the blood I got it from.
He wasn’t running away, he was pissed and was trying to run back to what mattered to him and what I think should matter most to all of us.
He’s never actually given me his opinion on the war he participated in briefly. He just told me he wanted to go home to take care of his wife, and to see my mother when she was born. That’s maybe the best damned example my grandfather ever gave to me outside of his work ethic. Don’t hate the bullshit the government tries to pull you into. Ignore it. Make every ounce of your being focus only on your works and the small community around you. If we all did that this planet would have a lot less unjust action.