posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 03:15 AM
If I had my way about it, there are a few people who have posted in this forum whose asses I'd kick.
From the sound of it, most of you sit around and watch the news, or browse the web, and think you know whats going on in the world. For the most
part, none of you have even left the country, let alone been to a war zone. Do half of you even believe what you're saying? One guy posts a
positive response, and so do the next four or five; one guy posts a negative response, and the same pattern continues. And I keep reading such big
words; seven of my close friends are doing the fighting and the dying oversea, and they get to come home to hear idiots like you...
Is the war right? I don't know, but I'll be damned if any of you do. But I know this. On both sides of a battlefield hard choices are made, and
not necessarily for the best. Men under pressure can make bad decisions.
And at the end of the day, the only source to any events in the world you have are the media run by corporations who only want you to watch; they
don't care about the actual content of the story, only that people are watching. And with the kind of people I've been seeing around this site
lately, I don't see an end to this pattern of misinformation. Next time you see a pretty headline and you want to put in your two cents, think about
the people you're affecting. We might be in a country run by bureaucratic idiots, and our media is undoubtably full of it, but try to remember that
these stories are about real people with lives of their own, and you have no more right to judge them than they do you.
If this post seems a bit volatile, I apologize. Its been less than twenty four hours since I learned that an old friend of mine who went to Iraq just
came back in bad shape. That is to say, he wasn't injured physically, but he'll never leave the battlefield. I've known him since we were sixteen
and now I've got to visit an asylum... Bottom line, don't judge the things of which you know nothing.