posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 09:43 PM
a reply to: KnightFire
I totally understand the pride you have in your family members and our service men. I too have that since my father fought in Korea and was on pork
chop hill. My ex's uncle died there while my dad was fighting. But I don't wish to be rude to you or anyone else on here,patriotism is a fine and
noble thing,to a point. The issue with it is it can be taken too far. That is what we are now seeing. It is not patriotism for the sake of supporting
our men and women,it is patriotism for the sake of patriotism. This is more reminiscent of Nazi Germany which is frightening.
You may not agree with me on this and I do understand.But the whole purpose of our service people going to war is to protect US,not some other
country,not some corporation,not some Junta or regime. They are laying down their lives,and it disrupts the lives of not only them,but those that love
them. I hate seeing our service people dying because some corporation wants to make money selling their supplies to the armed forces and they need to
make a profit on it. The money they make is bought and paid for with the limbs and blood of our service people,then when they come back home,they may
or may not have a home to come back too. They wait for services to help them heal from what they have gone through,all the while our congress and
senate take off and have fun when ever they feel like it,and THEY are the ones pocketing the money for sending our people to war!
We have the best trained people with some of the best weapons out there doing what they are told. They deserve no less than our support and to only be
sent in with JUST cause. They are being asked to sacrifice EVERYTHING. And get little back in return from those that sent them. A man I grew up with
just 2 houses down,went and did what he was told to do.Now he has cancer from it.They had them handling uranium with only rubber gloves and paper
boots on! That is totally mind blowing to me. They know exactly what this stuff does to a human body,and yet they will treat our people this way!
I can not support that. I have no issue with supporting our service people,my gripe is with what our government is doing to them and the world for the
sake of money. I can't support that with a clear conscious. Our freedom is under no threat from any side at all.It hasn't been. The money aspect needs
to be removed from wars to stop it,and that will never happen.