posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 12:42 PM
One thing I do know is that SEALs get really pissed when they see somebody who isn't a seal wearing the budwieser or pretending to be a seal. I
don't think people really understand even after watching them train how hard and painfull and challanging the BUDs course is or the finishing schools
they have to go to, and the SERE training has got to put them above 99.9999999999 percent of humanity as far as trials and tribulations go. These
people are seriously tough and don't respect anybody who pretends to even understand what they go through.
A real SEAL will kick someones ass just on principle for wearing the budwieser without actually deserving, or earning the right to wear one.
I'm not a SEAL, but to them it's an issue they take very very seriously. Plus having some, in the words of richard marcinko, puss-nuts diplo dweep
wannabe pretending to be you you'd be pretty pissed too.
The anology that was given a few posts ago about the footballers who pretend that they were pro and never even went varsity sorta touches on the
topic, buuuuuuuut. thats just football. Anybody who wants to can learn how to play football. it's just a sport anybody can experience it and have
some familiarity to it and understand. somehow I don't think that what a seal does anybody other than the select few who have the mental energy or
willpower to become one or is one could understand. I know one, I know some other SF operators from other branches of the military. They are my
friends they see things in me that they can respect, we hang out when they have time and go drinking. they tell me a suprising amount about what they
have done or do do, and at the same time a suprising amount they don't disclose, even to me their buddy and trusted friend, yadda yadda, but I would
never ever pretend to believe even for a second that I am one of them or even on the same level, and if I did I know they would all sit me down for a
long talk about my dillusions.
Another thing that pisses them off and me too since I know what they've gone through is that people pretend to be SEALs or any SF operator cause they
think it's cool. funny the SF operators don't think of it that way. to them it's a very serious job revolving around very very serious business.
and none of these wannabes who claim to be seals ever think about the self sacrifice, pain,scarring, post traumatic stress, the upheaval of their
families and love ones. the "visitors" (the people they have seen killed or that they have killed themselves while deployed) that pop up into their
lives without warning and make them intesly remorseful day in and day out and haunt them for the rest of their lives. all that plays on their minds
too. they make that sacrifice in their lives and to see some attention starved wannabe running around pretending to be someone who has sacrificed so
much would piss me off too.
So yes SEALs take serious offense to someone other than their bretheren wearing a budwieser.