posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 05:06 PM
Originally posted by airspoon
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
My fellow American men...how does it feel to see this woman with bigger balls than you?
I love this story.
How can they wage war when we refuse to pick up arms and spill our blood for them?
How does this give her bigger balls than American men? Are American men being forced to join the IDF, against their will? Then, are these same men to
afraid of saying no?
Many American men join the military for all sorts of reasons, but hardly ever out of fear. Some join to better themselves, while others join to "pull
their own weight", so to speak. Even yet, some join the military for both reasons mentioned above, irregardless of whether those reasons are
righteous or accurate. This doesn't mean that we lack balls and in fact, I would argue the exact opposite. Also, there are a multitude of reasons for
refusing military service, with most of those reasons being based in fear, though disguised as a political statement, especially for conscription.
People sure aren't going to say that they refused service because of fear.
To join and refuse an unlawful order is one thing, though to refuse service all-together is a whole different animal. While I applaud her stated
intent (most of it anyway), I think she is going about it in the wrong way. Pacifism rarely ever accomplishes anything. A pacifist in this world
trying to secure their liberties and freedoms is like a lobotomy recipient trying to secure a win on the Jeopardy game show. You aren't going to be
counted when you are the only one not armed.
Let me clarify: this has nothing to do with our servicemen and women. It has to do with the quadrennial iteration of apathy that we see. Instead of
shaking off the programming, and determining who is the best candidate, we see the continual shirking of our responsibilities as voters by electing
the same flotsam cycle after cycle.
The American persona was built on independance, hard work, and a paranoid and nearly violent jealousy about liberty. My grandfather would punch you
in the nose for not standing at attention for the national anthem.
We don't see this today. Our national character has lost its spine. We no longer, as a nation, stand for what we believe in. To be honest, when i
look around, i see more people just kind of stymied by what has happened. Everyone is looking around where the hell everything went wrong.
I say this in general, knowing that generalizations rarely work without exception. But our fathers are where it started. And we have just made it
worse. Of course, this is my opinion...but take it for what you will.
Our grandfathers were willing to march into a wall of bullets to preserve freedom and liberty. They lived their lives with honor and distinction, and
earned the title "the Greatest Generation". After that, it all went downhill.
If our nation does not develop some backbone, we are doomed. This young lady....she is standing for something. Right or wrong, she is standing for
what she believes in. She is fighting tyranny, and willing to sacrifice a lot to wage that fight. How many of us are willing to do this? How many
of us are willing to "buck the system", even in something so minor as voting for independant candidates when our only other options are a lame duck
(McCain) and a smooth talking rookie (Obama)?