Roy Sablosky

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Roy Sablosky
Posted over 4 years ago
Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn ... then lead
I am deeply saddened to see a talk by a military general on this site. The military is opposed to everything that TED is working for. It is not about culture, invention, or learning; it is a factory of death. A general is a man trained in organizing mass murder. The only thing we need to know about the military establishment is how to reduce its mind-boggling appropriations so that those funds can go toward humanitarian causes. Shame on TED for legitimizing military culture.
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Roy Sablosky
Posted over 4 years ago
Should TED allow demonstrations of military equipment and uniform on the TED stage?
"Why anyone would object to a technology that makes [soldiers'] lives easier and helps prevent back injuries being displayed on TED is a mystery to me." I might be able to clear this up for you. Here's why we object. Soldiers are hired killers. They slaughter other human beings and get paid for it. If the equipment hurts their backs, they should quit. This "exoskeleton" thing will let them keep going, keep killing, keep turning dead bodies into cash. But we don't want them to keep going. We want them to stop. Is that clearer?
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Roy Sablosky
Posted over 4 years ago
Should TED allow demonstrations of military equipment and uniform on the TED stage?
"Unfortunately, a strong military is a necessity in today's (or any other time's) world." You don't know this. "Serving in the military is honourable." What does that mean? It means that the military has its own mythology. The purpose of the mythology is to perpetuate business opportunities. The military has occasionally developed technology that turned out to benefit the general public. It goes without saying that these happy results are unintentional. Could we divert but a tiny percentage of the military budget to primary research, we would benefit many times over. It sickens me to see military technology on display at TED. The military is, by definition, contrary to every humanitarian impulse. Nothing good can come from such people.