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If that IED blew up your starbucks I'm sure you would agree that your own behaviour in regards to the troops is an outrage
Originally posted by ANOK
What do you mean by "Support the Troops"?
How about getting rid of the government that send it's citizens to die in illegal wars?
So, when a person becomes a soldier it is our duty to support them
there are many dificult reasons for this.
Um, riiiight. The Army has just as many whackos and nutjobs as you see on the streets. Some are good people, some are definitely not.
But that's what a soldier's job is. He's meat for the grinder. Nothing but bone and gristle to be used in whatever way his superiors feel they should.
That's why free will is stamped out of you in basic training.
SportMB: Basic training is designed to get you to act first without thinking. To follow orders IMMEDIATELY.
Thus the 4am reveille. The constant bombardment of the senses. The total lack of sleep. The repetition. The monotony. The verbal abuse.
All designed to make you more sheeplike so that if you're ordered to do something that goes against your morals
and then you relive the horror of it for the rest of your life.