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Snowflake Soldiers: Army Officers Going Back To Basics To Instill Discipline On ‘Entitled’

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posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 07:55 AM
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An extremely controversial topic for some and I chose to post this one. Why? Because it's controversial and, and... The way things are at present are shaping the future.


People who choose to enlist in the armed services are to be admired. They are willing to serve their country and put their lives on the line for us all for relatively little pay. So I am not one to criticize their actions. However, cultural changes in our young people, the millennials, are leading officers to change their training methods. Millennial recruits are coming in with less respect and discipline than is usually expected of soldiers and for a job as important as theirs, that has to change. After all, this is the first generation of soldiers used to “safe spaces” whenever the stress level gets too high. And the military offers plenty of stressful situations.



It shouldn’t surprise us that the mentality of entitled millennials is infiltrating our military, but it needs to be stopped. The military is for tough minded people who can handle extreme stress. If some of the snowflakes can’t handle the new training, than maybe the military is not for them. In 2016, it was reported that the Virginia Military Institute offered “stressbuster” coloring stations for cadets before their final exams. This drew wide criticism.

joeforamerica.com...
Are Millenials so soft that they're unable to defend their Country if a real war took place?




posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack
Check your history. You can find complaints about enlisted men going back to the revolution. Washington hung a few slackers back in the day.

Nothing much is new under the sun.


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posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:03 AM
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a reply to: DogStarIn1066

No doubt. But we're not talking about 100 years ago and back then snowflakes didnt exist like they do now. Show me an army base even 40 years ago that pandered to whiners?



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack

joe the plumber.
jesus christ

no i think the armed forces will be just fine



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I think I know where you got your stars lol.

Sure they could. Or could they? Are you in the Army?


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posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:10 AM
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This should be fun.

We generally don't have this problem in the Marine Corps. We're pretty efficient at crushing individuals and the weak at boot camp. But the other services have different standards for their basic training and Officer training.

On the other hand, if we want to have good surgeons, communications, cyber and logistics officers etc in the military, then it's not in our best interest to break them or scare them away. They're generally not going to see combat, but they're still vital to an effective military.

So it's a fine line we have to tread.


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posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:13 AM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack


Ummm...dude...they can’t even defend themselves...in a conversation...

They are the forever two year olds...tantrum throwers...

Drill sargeant be like...private...what part of uniform code includes a blankee and binky...
Drop and give me 50...

Thus commenced the mother of all cry fests...and the profuse snot outpouring was truly a Guinness record...





YouSir



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Sounds to me like the army is playing catch up when it comes to training evolutions. The Corps hasn’t typically been afraid to try new things when it comes to training, and I think that’s been a big help.

If recruit training is producing low quality soldiers, that says more to me about the training than the soldiers.



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:18 AM
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originally posted by: BotheLumberJack
a reply to: DogStarIn1066

No doubt. But we're not talking about 100 years ago and back then snowflakes didnt exist like they do now. Show me an army base even 40 years ago that pandered to whiners?


"Snowflakes" have always existed. The difference between today and 100 years ago is that today "snowflakes" are an actual talking point and concern for one particular political ideology/party.



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:18 AM
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whip them! no no build human pyramids out of them



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

nice hat, it must be cold up there in Iceland



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: BotheLumberJack


Ummm...dude...they can’t even defend themselves...in a conversation...

They are the forever two year olds...tantrum throwers...

Drill sargeant be like...private...what part of uniform code includes a blankee and binky...
Drop and give me 50...

Thus commenced the mother of all cry fests...and the profuse snot outpouring was truly a Guinness record...





YouSir


Yeah I know right, and to think that some day these people might be the only defense America's got against the Enemy. Frightening thought. If they were taken in war by say China? I doubt they'd be given a safe space and a blankie.



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: BotheLumberJack
a reply to: TinySickTears

I think I know where you got your stars lol.

Sure they could. Or could they? Are you in the Army?


no army for me
too much of a snowflake for that



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack


Are Millenials so soft that they're unable to defend their Country if a real war took place?


Maybe the current generation is just more intelligent and far more aware of the actual reality of the situation, than previous generations... They're not so inclined to blindly volunteer to be expendable pawns for TPTB.



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:23 AM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: BotheLumberJack
a reply to: DogStarIn1066

No doubt. But we're not talking about 100 years ago and back then snowflakes didnt exist like they do now. Show me an army base even 40 years ago that pandered to whiners?


"Snowflakes" have always existed. The difference between today and 100 years ago is that today "snowflakes" are an actual talking point and concern for one particular political ideology/party.





I don't actually think there's any similarity between 'then and now'. People were tougher back then and didn't get safe spaces. The Brits didn't have any, The Germans certainly didn't either.



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:25 AM
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originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
a reply to: BotheLumberJack


Are Millenials so soft that they're unable to defend their Country if a real war took place?


Maybe the current generation is just more intelligent and far more aware of the actual reality of the situation, than previous generations... They're not so inclined to blindly volunteer to be expendable pawns for TPTB.


This is what you could call a double edged sword scenario. War is evil, but if Evil comes to your back yard and you're too safe spacey to deal with it, good # luck.



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:25 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: BotheLumberJack
a reply to: TinySickTears

I think I know where you got your stars lol.

Sure they could. Or could they? Are you in the Army?


no army for me
too much of a snowflake for that


I guess then you're too snowflakey to be protected by the Army too then hey? Yeah thought as much.



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:27 AM
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Seems like sororities have tougher standards now.

One thing good about WW3, it won't be that stressful.

Bada Booms, that's it.

No fox holes or heavy fire.

Pork chop hill will take on a new painless meaning.






posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:28 AM
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a reply to: burgerbuddy

It's good to be ancient



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: weirdguy

dblpst.
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