So the Captain told us about his unit's actions during the fighting in the early days. This included the infamous Romford Massacre that caused so much distrust in the military. I'm not sure why he told us, but I suspect it was some sort of test. If you haven't gathered by now, this news did not bother me that much. A situation can be powerful. Authority can be even more powerful. These are war crimes, I understand, but as I've said before, you can't use the old world's system of morality. I would love to be able to take the moral high ground and judge these soldiers and choose not to stay, but I can’t. Does this mean there are no boundaries for right and wrong? Of course there are. But it would be a mistake to assume their actions were the result of some sort of internal and stable trait. At least that’s what I’m choosing to believe. Perhaps if I can forgive and justify their actions, I can forgive and justify my own.
Thomas does not agree. He took a very anti-military stance after their series of fuck-ups and eventual demise. I think he might have even been a member of the United Britain. He did not look pleased with this information from the Captain but I don’t think he will leave. We have too much to lose here. Food and safety is the pinnacle of existence in these days.
There was one worrying piece of news. Captain and his men are about to start ‘Operation Viperfish’. This involves basically trying to attract a large group of zombies into a small area then bombing it. The goal is to thin the zeds out and make cities safer by drawing the zeds out of dense urban areas. Problem is the Captain is only half the operation. The other half requires the RAF to bomb these areas on the pre-agreed times. With no successful attempts of communication with the surrounding military, they make the risk of creating a giant and incredibly dangerous horde if the bombs never come. I’ve attempted to talk the Captain out of it, but he is insistent on continuing with the operation. If the airfield has fallen, been abandoned or the soldiers don’t carry out their orders, who knows what damage they will do to the survivors of Essex.