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Originally posted by GovtFlu
The ole Nuremberg defense. If you had said that to the US govt as a Nazi troop, Uncle Sam would have told you: "not under international law.. you had a moral choice available not to participate."
Sir, "just following orders" sir! doesn't inoculate one from responsibility.
A more enlightened troop who continues to participate, is another story.. AFTER a swift kick in the nuts/vagina of reality shocks a soul into having an epiphany... they aren't killing strangers for America, but for an illusion of America... but decides to be just another a follower and willfully take part in what s/he believes is a horrifying insult to humanity..
When we grunts start to question our party leaders honesty & motivations.. then contemplate the morality of killing strangers 1000s of miles from being as dangerous as infamous "DUI illegal aliens".. brainwashing triggers the magical oath memory movie.. to both remind us why we have to slaughter, and serve as a cheap cowardly rationalization as to why we're compromising our values.. "I didn't want to, but the oath made me"
Originally posted by AdAbsurdum
reply to post by brokedown
Valid point. But the choice I was referring to was a political one. Whether or not I agree with what the President says, I swore an oath.
I also fully understand my responsibilities. But do keep in my mind that it is possible they merely concluded that I was the only "good" American they came in contact with.
Originally posted by RandomPunk
But brainwashing people to support army is very likely but i don't think there are needed subliminal messages and that kind of stuff . They just need to have old good ignorant people who believes that God is on their side because he likes killing of thousands innocent Muslims and few terrorist and i almost forget to say that president thinks it is right thing to do so it must be.
Originally posted by The Sword
Do you really think that all Japanese people talk like that?
I highly doubt we'd ever get close to that. Remember, ALL wars are engineered. WWII was no exception, though it just had that urgency to it that other wars lack. I'm sure it was a picnic for the powers behind it though.
Originally posted by fianna
I joined the military and it sure as hell wasnt for you. Turn em all to glass.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Whether it's a conspiracy or just coincidence we're all getting hit with the nonsensical pride that eventually leads to cheerleading when your government bombs a village.
It's at every school pep-rally. Every little league game. Every sporting event minor or major.
At the root of it why am I supposed to have some inante pride in my school? My address put me here. Is this school really better than that other one we're apparently rivals with? Can anyone give me a reason other than "just heecause?"
Same thing with adults as major league sports fans. 99.9% of the time your a fan based on nothing more than geography. What's the value in that?
So when your country which you've been programmer to have pride in for no other reason than this is where you live bombs a village you cheer.
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