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Originally posted by Majic
Speaking anecdotally, and purely from my own subjective point of view, my summary of the “anti-military” mentality expressed in this case -- and others like it -- is as follows:
It is horror and outrage at the idea that one's precious child might become a soldier instead of a doctor or lawyer.
That's a job for somebody else's child.
In other words, it is an expression of elitism and social irresponsibility, and open contempt for those who value service over self.
It is a product of sheltered living and a calloused disregard for the sacrifices of others to provide that shelter.
I will afford those who hold this craven and contemptible point of view no more respect than they deserve -- which is very little.
Originally posted by groingrinder
Ever hear of the group called the "young marines"? It is like the Hitler Youth, but done in America.