posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 01:27 AM
a reply to: Vasa Croe
This is just too funny a response. I see it on here and on other websites as well as everywhere in real life. Everyone thinks history is dumb, so no
one knows their history.
Now if you remember there was this thing in the 1800's . I know that's a long time ago but bear with me. We had this thing called the american
civil war. That war had the most american casualties of any war in history despite the lack of modern weaponry.
This war was characterized by the phrase "brother against brother". If a group of Americans is in open rebellion and the military is sent in most
will follow orders. This was true even among families. If a family of white people was willing to kill each other over the issues involved it will
take far less today.
The military nowadays is made up of by and large of the disenfranchised or those without any other viable options. The military trains them to think
of each other as their true family. A soldiers loyalty is to his brothers in arms, his commanders and his nation. They say they serve the american
people (much like the police) but thats mostly lip service.
On top of that the polarization of Americans on such a wide array of issues will make turning on its own people even easier. If open riots start it
will most lively be in the major cities and especially in poor black/immigrant communities. Just look at the Rodney King riots to see how that
More importantly though how do you think this would work out even in best case scenario? You think the soldiers would receive the orders to quell a
rebellion by any means necessary and unilaterally refuse as a group to go. Let's just assume that they did exactly that. They all say " I will not
kill american citizens" (ridiculous since cops justify it all the time and assuming the military is better is crazy since at least the cops live in
the town and know the people as people), and they resign their posts. Ignoring that they would be court martialed for disobedience let's say they
are allowed to just resign and go home. The military would just order the next group in and eventually get the troops they need.
History tells us that american soldiers would definitely kill Americans because it literally already happened. You're running on the same arrogant
assumption I hear every day. People equate intelligence with wisdom and from personal experience one does not imply the other. People today think
that because we have so much knowledge and technology we're smarter than our ancestors. We don't think the sun revolves around the earth and we
don't sacrifice bulls to Poseidon for his weather cause that #s just retarded. But guess what. We still have tons of stupid beliefs in every corner
We are smarter but we're no wiser. In fact we might be less wise since no one cares about history and so few people in the West experience anything
outside their bubble. Peoples minds are closed because they armed their mind in arrogance. Just because we have Facebook and Iphones doesn't mean
we're too smart to engage in a civil war or to go back to witch hunts and lynchings.
That stuff didn't happen because of lack of knowledge but lack of wisdom and wisdom in America is a very very uncommon commodity and getting scarcer
by the day. Just look at any piece of american society and you can see this lack of wisdom. It's highly apparent on TV whether for entertainment or
news. It's blatantly obvious in our government and in our economic system. It's almost the motto of our banks. You can see it in malls and
grocery stores. If you think the US military is the secret repository of wisdom you are the least wise of all.