posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 12:48 AM
I feel for ya on that one. IMO I think that once someone goes into the military (branch doesn't matter), that people are forced to reevaluate their
family structure. Like most would think parents, wife, children, but what people not in the military don't understand is that the military teaches
you that THEY are your family now.
While your in basic training, they tear you down, and build you back up, with their ideals. Not with the ones you came there with. To be honest I
don't think that its with bad intent, as it is to have an obedient soldier. They try to tell you that your a leader, a man amongst boys, but what
they fail to tell you is that your a follower, and a robot.
I know that some would argue against my last statement, but prove me wrong. Everyone says, "not me", but when your on the line, and your new
"family" is playing by the rules, would they really want to be the odd man out?
While your brothers home, maybe you can try to explain to him, that though hes a military man, he is also a hu- man, and protecting the rights of
others is his responsibility. Even if you have to go online and find where it clearly states this, sometimes they can get lost, its not that he
doesn't love his family, but when told all the time that you have to do what the government tells you, and Ive heard they sometimes threaten them
with things like, do you want you family to die? Or they don't see war, were doing it for them.
So don't take it to personal, just be supportive, and I'm sure he will come around.
Peace to you...