posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 09:14 PM
This thread is a very real, very perfect example of the deep seated, very entrenched militaristic pseudo patriotic attitudes that are ruining America
and the USA. The founding fathers said it best when they talked about trade with everyone and entangling alliances with none. The US military does
not represent the US citizens in this day and age and saying they defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and DOMESTIC is insulting and offensive
to those of us that actually know what goes on behind closed doors and in this world. Look, the USA that our grandparents grew up in and fought and
died for is not the same country today. Just look at the business world back then. Sure there were a lot of wealthy people and a lot of top execs
making lots of money but if you look at the exponential growth or corporate pay it's truly disgusting nowadays. Look at our government. Not only
has our dollar been devalued our freedoms and rights are being infringed upon and stripped away. People have to understand that the individual US
soldier and the greater actions of the US military as a whole are not mutually exclusive. That's like absolving all the WallStreet pigs who have
pillaged and plundered our economy, financial system etc. Oh wait, I'm just a lone trader;hedge fund/banker whoever management executive, I'm not
responsible for what my company as a whole does. Pathetic.
I'll tell you what my frugal, patriotic, humble, proud, WWII fighter pilot grandfather is a far cry from the average grunt serving in the US military
today that's for sure. The upper echelons of military leadership i..e the Generals and the old white Brass are just as corrupt as the old boys
club we call Capitol Hill. The US military is simply an extension of the corrupt and tyrannical US government. Sure there are a few lone wolfs out
there like Ron Paul but overall the entire system needs a hiccup and 90% of Congress and the Senate, including that lame duck empty suit of a
President need to be kicked out on the street to fend for themselves .