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Originally posted by ADVISOR
reply to post by worldtraveler35
So that's why you pulled scouts out of troop into headquarters as gunners eh...
Didn't work in my case, I stayed in my trp and was requested by the xo to be his gunner. Worked out great and being a jr nco in that position was rewarding.
WT did your guys call you top?
Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
. I loved working for my soldiers to make sure that they would be a better leader then me.
Originally posted by Mindmelding
All the people romanticizing their experiences in the military always fail to see the underlying reality of it. It's a tool of opression, of fear, of violence, of war. It is part of the death culture which plagues our species in these darker ages.
Sure, in the midst of all the bad, good experiences happen, but if you're in the military, the way I see it, somewhere along the line you made a fundamentally wrong choice in chosing fear over love. IQ levels not even being relevant here, it's a EQ based choice.
And it takes more courage to stand for what you believe, for what you know, in the face of overwhelming fource, than to be part of the pack acting on blood lust.
Every now and again I see the military defending themselves, trying to make themselves seem noble. Sorry, but I do think that is the opposite from the truth and, if any military man or woman who is not a psychopath takes the time to stop, to think, to meditate about his choices and who he is I don't honestly see how they could come to anything but shame.
Sadly mankind has the silly ability to rationalize away even the deepest most natural emotions.
Sorry for the harsh post, but it is an honest and candid opinion.