a reply to: 200Plus
"Mine slipped a little bit when I read a story about a guy that couldn't find a job playing musical instruments so he joined an organization that is
by it's very definition made to kill people and destroy things. However he justifies it by saying "I was only going to play piano for the
I never looked for a job playing instruments before I joined the military. I joined out of high school. As far as playing for the killers is
concerned. I may actually go to the VA hospital in the future to play for free, for those same killers. What's your point, or do you even have one?
"Then "war approached" and he remembered that he was a piano player so he used God as an excuse to abandon his brothers in arms."
Actually, I wanted to go AWOL as soon as they denied my transfer into the band for the second time. It was my father that had your argument at that
time. "Just do your time and get out." So that's what I decided to do. It was keeping me in the military past the three years that I had signed up
for, then trying to force me to kill people, were simply the last straws. If I were the driver for the first sgt., like I had requested, and had been
previously. I would have been way more vulnerable than I would have been on an M1A1 tank, that's a fact.
"He will use fog, music video, and slipping on stairs all as signs from God rather than say what is really happening. He lacked spine and intestinal
fortitude to see through the obligations he had made to not only his country but more importantly to the men around him."
In my opinion, it took more guts going AWOL from a foreign country, where you don't even speak the language, and then abandon your own car at the
airport. Then it would have taken to just follow orders and fight that war from an M1A1 tank. We were more scared of the air conditioners crapping out
on the tanks, then the "war". It was going to be like shooting ducks in a row, and we all knew it. Especially when you compare the maximum effective
range of an M1A1 to T-72's. Just sit back and pick em' off one by one.
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Simon and Garfunkel
Gee but it's great to be back home,
Home is where I want to be.
I've been on the road so long my friend,
And if you came along
I know you couldn't disagree.
It's the same old story
Everywhere I go,
I get slandered,
I hear words I never heard
In the Bible.
Slander- make false and damaging statements about (someone).
Libel- a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation.