posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 03:46 AM
reply to post by serbsta
Make no mistake, I am a college student after all and am subjected to the rhetorical mind bending of tenured professors that make some of the debates
here seem like a a elementary school PTA meeting by comparison(although less so since I am in "Hard" science thankfully)
To use a George Carlin term (who I am quite fond of) Americans suffer from a terminal case of "pussifacation". We become far too caught up on one
causality or another and lose sight of who we are and what we even stand for.
This is particularly true in the case of modern "warfare" when you are far more likely to encounter a post regarding empathy for belligerents we are
engaging, or the musings of some 1960's burnout, than you are our own troops on the battle field.
Politically speaking, I am a libertarian, so I am not fond of overseas imperialism or entering into military engagements against countries that do not
pose us a direct threat, but on the same token, I grow tired of the endless political posturing associated with items that have nothing to do with the
engagement itself and everything to do with promoting a political agenda.
Long gone are the days of Generals like Mac Arthur and Patton who were not subjected to this level of "pussifacation" and I suppose that is a good
thing, and a sign our society is evolving, but there are times I am not so sure.