posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 08:54 PM
My intent of me was not trying to insult the soldiers, but to express my thoughts on my encounter of a recruiter, and how they recruit people. I think
it is lowly that the recruiters talk about all these miraculous, fun, entertaining activities ( By expressing it in a non-professional matter), and
not talking about what being a soldier really means, and the negatives, not just its all fun in games, which it is not.
During the end of my experience, the recruiter asked me what high school I just graduated from, and I told him. He asked me what recruiter covers that
area, and I didn't really understand what he meant by this for a second, then I remember that they recieve extra money for each person they get to
sign up. I replied, "I don't know." Then his voice became aggressive and asked me how he looked, what color he was, his height. I replied, I don't
know, I've seen a couple different ones at my school." Right then, I realized even more, that all it is about is money. That each recruiter has
their own territory, and if another recruiter treads on this territory, they become angered.
I myself, became angered when I found out that the multiple people I know got screwed over by the government. One, who signed up to become a medic in
the navy, which I very much respect, ( except for taking lives, he wanted to save the lives that die for out old, armchair commanders and leaders. )
So he left to boot camp, and he was promised a 2 weak leave for Christmas, at signing. Christmas came up, and the government backed down from their
agreement, and denied him his leave. Not fair, not setting a good example for the children.
So at the end of his boot camp training, and I think it was basic medical school, the government said that it will cost them too much money to train
him as a medic. Now on the weekdays, hes and intern at a hospital for two years to learn. Then a medic.
Then, I know this guy who for a while his dream was to be a Navy SEAL. He knew that only the elite of the elite of soldiers actually become one. He
was told that if he is not good enough, that he will start out as a basic Seaman. So he goes to boot camp, and the government tells him that too many
people are applying just for the training to see if you are good enough or not to become a SEAL. So now he is in infantry. The government could have
told him that in the beginning! But he probably wouldn't of signed up then.
Then there's another friend who just recently left to boot camp, the one I went with to the recruiting office. He signed up to be a computer
specialist in the Army. I approve of that position too because I myself love technology, but no one needs my approval because that it is their life,
and they can live it at their own expense. Now, from past happenings, I can only use simple, logical reasoning, that he will become screwed over,
I am not a Spineless Wuss. I am for a military. A military that doesn't have leaders that are motivated by greed, but leaders who are motivated by
good, by uncensored freedom, and protecting the citizens of their own country. If some country somehow sends their soldiers on our land, and starts to
kill innocent citizens, I would obtain a gun and fight for the innocence, the good. Not the greed, money hungry, the power hungry, or the dim-witted.
This does sound like 911, does it not? If you believe 911 was an inside job, or not, our reasons for occupying another country, is no longer valid.
The good, and the innocence of that country are ceasing to exist because of the greedy leaders here. I also loathe how the corrupt are slowly erasing
our freedoms away from the glorious constitution, that the fore-fathers of this country wrote, which I deeply respect. Maybe that is why I sound a
little biased in my paragraphs. I guess my view does not matter as yet I am only 17 thus rendering me with the inability to vote.
[edit on 9-7-2008 by gen0cide]