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May 28, 2012
 
Is it out of hand?
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I served two tours in Afghanistan, I have a brother in the National Guard, my uncle was in the Navy, my father served in Vietnam, and all of my grandfathers served voluntarily during WWII. Coming from a long line of soldiers, I have a good perspective of the military mindset, and I am not a fan. While I appreciate what my ancestors had to do to secure the freedoms I enjoy, I am appalled that humanity has not progressed further than the need to solve national disputes with catastrophic violence. My general view of our soldiers is then this: they are doing a dirty job that unfortunately must be occasionally done. While I honor those who contended in operations which genuinely protected my freedoms, I do not give universal adulation to all who don a uniform, and especially not to those who behave as though I owe them some special service. It disturbs me greatly when certain people make comments suggesting that I am undeserving of my citizenship in the USA simply because I donít defer to those in uniform. Yes, that has happened. Most recently because I did not chip in to buy a free meal for a Guardsman who could clearly afford his own. So, I agree that worship of the military is grossly out of hand in this country.

Not to mention the fact that standing armies are unconstitutional, yet what do we have? It blows my mind that we have young people in high school who aspire to be nothing more than a "career soldiers."
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I've made it through Boot Camp! Have you? No? Then lick my boots.

I have a rank. I have uniforms. I have a nifty little ID card, so put me up on a pedestal, and don't you dare parody me or mock my lifestyle.

I've agreed that, if it comes down to it, I might be put in a situation where I must kill or be killed. So bow down, bitches, I've made sacrifices. Even if I haven't done shit yet. Even if I work out of an office in Bumfuck, Idaho. Bow. Down.

Or.

Or, or, or.

You could treat us like any other person on the planet. And not blindly respect us just for the uniform. And not insist that our way of life is sacrosanct. And respect those of us who HAVE made sacrifices, and those of us who DO fight the good fight.

We are not homogeneous. We are not all automagically upright, model citizens as soon as we sign that contract. We're as widely varied as any other huge group, and aside from a few dickweeds, we DON'T want your blind respect. Partly because it's fake and annoying. Mostly because it diminish the value of the "hero" title to that of generic cheese on the clearance rack at the Dollar Store and is flat out disrespectful to those who HAVE done something heroic.
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It irritates me to continue to hear people say that our military is fighting to protect the freedom of myself or family because as a former member of the armed forces I can safely say that our military hasn't fought to protect American freedoms since the second world war. Everything since then has been nothing more than our government using American citizens as political pawns. I don't respect our soldiers today as much as I feel terribly bad that they even had the opportunity to enlist because our government is exploiting them for its own gain.
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I've nothing against soldiers on a personal basis, what they're doing is pretty heroic and I'm glad they do. However, firemen also do a damned heroic job every day as well, and yet they receive virtually no coverage. The police do as well, and yet criticism of the police isn't so much accepted as encouraged in several media outlets. Paramedics, doctors, and nurses who work collectively to save the lives rather than end them also seem deserving of our utmost respect.
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May 28, 2012
 
Yes.
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I have a few things to say. I am tired of hearing all this. As a lower enlisted in the army we do what we are told it don't matter if we like it or think it is wrong. It is what we r told so we do it in hope that one day we will get promoted and able to make then changes. All I hear now is bad shit about the military how we do this wrong and we do that wrong oh but wait till somethin happens and u need ur military we r always there.. as a father of 2 I had to put my wife and kids to the side and serve in iraq for 12 months got to talk to them maybe I every 2 weeks missed birthdays and everything. It killed me more than anything but I was good with it because I know it was the right thing to do. And my kids r so understanding they knew what was going on and they new why daddy had to leave and they too were good with it. So all u ass holes that want to do nothing but talk down to the military the police the firemen and women we r the ones that make sure that u are able to to talk shit about us. Im not mad at any of u I just wish everyone knew what we sacrifice and hope u never have to do the same.... god bless all the men and women and familys that gave the ultimate sacrifice please keep them in ur hearts.
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sacrifice wrote:
I have a few things to say. I am tired of hearing all this. As a lower enlisted in the army we do what we are told it don't matter if we like it or think it is wrong. It is what we r told so we do it in hope that one day we will get promoted and able to make then changes. All I hear now is bad shit about the military how we do this wrong and we do that wrong oh but wait till somethin happens and u need ur military we r always there.. as a father of 2 I had to put my wife and kids to the side and serve in iraq for 12 months got to talk to them maybe I every 2 weeks missed birthdays and everything. It killed me more than anything but I was good with it because I know it was the right thing to do. And my kids r so understanding they knew what was going on and they new why daddy had to leave and they too were good with it. So all u ass holes that want to do nothing but talk down to the military the police the firemen and women we r the ones that make sure that u are able to to talk shit about us. Im not mad at any of u I just wish everyone knew what we sacrifice and hope u never have to do the same.... god bless all the men and women and familys that gave the ultimate sacrifice please keep them in ur hearts.
It was the right thing to do? You blindly do what Uncle Sam tells you to do because it's the right thing to do? Son, you are a fool. I enlisted in the 90's and was discharged in 2008 for medical reasons. I saw the bullshit, took it for what it was (bullshit), and my opinion of present matters has been set in stone. Do you know about the events that led up to our invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan? The government has brainwashed the public into thinking it was as simple as a group of people attacking us for no reason when it was far, FAR more complicated. Had we minded our own damn business 20 some odd years ago, Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban would have likely never found the resources to become what they are today and Saddam Hussein probably would have never come into power. The blood of every innocent life that has been lost as a result of the 9/11 attacks and our operations overseas, both American and foreign civilians, is on the hands of our leaders.
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I have a few things to say. I am tired of hearing all this. As a lower enlisted in the army we do what we are told it don't matter if we like it or think it is wrong. It is what we r told so we do it in hope that one day we will get promoted and able to make then changes. All I hear now is bad shit about the military how we do this wrong and we do that wrong oh but wait till somethin happens and u need ur military we r always there.. as a father of 2 I had to put my wife and kids to the side and serve in iraq for 12 months got to talk to them maybe I every 2 weeks missed birthdays and everything. It killed me more than anything but I was good with it because I know it was the right thing to do. And my kids r so understanding they knew what was going on and they new why daddy had to leave and they too were good with it. So all u ass holes that want to do nothing but talk down to the military the police the firemen and women we r the ones that make sure that u are able to to talk shit about us. Im not mad at any of u I just wish everyone knew what we sacrifice and hope u never have to do the same.... god bless all the men and women and familys that gave the ultimate sacrifice please keep them in ur hearts.
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i would just like to say that i love the armed forced and all the different ranks we are luckky as a nation to have such men and women who are able and willing to take care of this nation as a while and defend what is good and right for all people of the united states of america and we shuld use the upcoming fourth of july weekend to celebrate these men and women of the armed forcees.
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This crap about the army being unconstitutional is bunk. The constitution doesn't forbid armed forces. However this unaldultered worship of anyone who wore a uniform is bunk too. Guys who do 3 years and leave without ever seeing combat are just glory hounds if the expect any special treatment. However old guys who were in ww2 and nam and korea have my respect. Real heroes don't expect special treatment.

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Jun 22, 2012
 
I do not believe in Military Worship. I agree with one of the other posters in saying that it has become nothing more than a political pawn, and I think that they are no longer fighting for our freedoms like everyone wants to believe!(Read up on the revised Patriot Act to find out how much we no longer have freedom!)

http://epic.org/privacy/terrorism/hr3162.html...
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I think worshiping the whole of the military is disrespectful to the individuals who really are heroes because when you generalize a group of people that large, you're going to be including a lot of people who don't deserve crap. Moms and dads who left their families? I respect them. But I also respect firefighters, paramedics, doctors, and nurses who also have to miss out on a lot as well. I don't revere them as Godlike for making a career-based sacrifice.
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Oct 26, 2012
 
I Have the highest respect for those Military & Police who Understand & Abide by thier oath of Office to Protect & Defend the Constitution..., & its excellent if they are Aware of or become aware of What it is they have signed up for..., I believe there are lots of good people in the Military & police, Who signed up With an honest patriotic desire to do the right thing, to protect thier country & defend freedom..,
I Hope these Fine People are now aware of the Globalist NWO agenda to Destroy this Nations Founding Principals, Strip us of Our Individual Liberties & National Sovereignty & Piss all over the Constitution they've sworn to Protect..
& I Agree also that automatically worshiping any class of people is a Sign of an Empirical Society...., Meaning its the sort of thing feudal surfs were taught to do to the Samurai...
& the way The Roman Citizens were taught to worship the soldiers.., its propoganda.. a way of controlling people & of recruiting more surfs into your army..
But Showing great Respect & Admiration to Those Who are truely heroes or who at least stand firmly on true American principals of Constitutionality is Absolutely to be Desired..
But in any large groups there's Good & Bad so you can't in good conscience just automatically trust & admire Anybody in a Uniform..., That's what they did in Germany & look how well that turned out...
But..., Thank You to all the True heroes out there..., be they Military, Police, Firefighters, Doctors, nurses, Civilians...., Whoever they are..., Heroes come in all kinds of clothing..., its what They as individuals Stand for... Thier principals & What They Do that determines thier Hero Status as far as I'm Concerned..
Thank You.

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I have the utmost respect for most verterans who served in ANY branch of the forces for the sake of livelihood and especially for honest,altruistic purposes but a couple of people around town have been allowed to get away with entirely too much. I believe in seeing to it that most of theses men and women can find employment or even be givin a second chance especially in the case of some misdemeanors but aggravated assaults and unauthorized in country homicides should not be tolerated and their hind ends should not be powdered when some of them dont care a thing about the United States of America or its priciples.
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I abhor this military asskissing that has been going on. Not all soldiers are heroes, and not all heroes are soldiers. I respect those who do what they're supposed to be doing but I also respect the farmer who grew my food, the factory worker who assembled my car, and the constructor worker who built my house. Our soldiers would be nothing were it not for a LONG line of non-military workers supplying them with food, ammunition, weapons, medicine, uniforms, and academic education.

“John Averitt is a molester.”

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Wonky Jugs wrote:
I abhor this military asskissing that has been going on. Not all soldiers are heroes, and not all heroes are soldiers. I respect those who do what they're supposed to be doing but I also respect the farmer who grew my food, the factory worker who assembled my car, and the constructor worker who built my house. Our soldiers would be nothing were it not for a LONG line of non-military workers supplying them with food, ammunition, weapons, medicine, uniforms, and academic education.
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I have the utmost respect for most verterans who served in ANY branch of the forces for the sake of livelihood and especially for honest,altruistic purposes but a couple of people around town have been allowed to get away with entirely too much. I believe in seeing to it that most of theses men and women can find employment or even be givin a second chance especially in the case of some misdemeanors but aggravated assaults and unauthorized in country homicides should not be tolerated and their hind ends should not be powdered when some of them dont care a thing about the United States of America or its priciples.
Very well said, Joey! You surprised me, there is a brain in that "ole" head of yours.
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just saying it right wrote:
<quoted text> Very well said, Joey! You surprised me, there is a brain in that "ole" head of yours.
Maybe mommy helped him out.

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just saying it right wrote:
<quoted text> Very well said, Joey! You surprised me, there is a brain in that "ole" head of yours.
You're a foreigner, shut the hell up.

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