Wednesday, June 1, 2022


This is coolbert:

And Phillip wept?

Curiosity and oddity from the Ukraine Conflict?

"Ukraine's 'unicorn' LGBTQ soldiers head for war"

"Couple leave for the frontline to serve the Territorial Defence army, in Kyiv"

LGBTQ Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces.

From May 31, 2022.

"KYIV (Reuters) - As volunteer fighters Oleksandr Zhuhan and Antonina Romanova pack for a return to active duty, they contemplate the unicorn insignia that gives their uniform a rare distinction - a symbol of their status as an LGBTQ couple who are Ukrainian soldiers."

"Members of Ukraine's LGBTQ community who sign up for the war have taken to sewing the image of the mythical beast into their standard-issue epaulettes just below the national flag."

Consider within context the Sacred Band of Thebes from the time of ancient Greece.

"And if there were only some way of contriving that a state or an army should be made up of lovers and their beloved, they would be the very best governors of their own city, abstaining from all dishonour, and emulating one another in honor; and when fighting at each other's side, although a mere handful, they would overcome the world. For what lover would not choose rather to be seen by all mankind than by his beloved, either when abandoning his post or throwing away his arms? He would be ready to die a thousand deaths rather than endure this. Or who would desert his beloved or fail him in the hour of danger?" —Plato, Symposium.

And who can possibly argue with Plato?

The entire battalion of the Sacred Band having died at Chaeronea to the last man, even when facing overwhelming force in a situation already impossible. Three hundred strong, one-hundred fifty couples.

When viewing the Theban dead on the battlefield, Phillip the King of Macedon was said to have wept at the sight of his vanquished adversaries, having died and so bravely so.


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