Originally posted by HomerinNC
This thread to being started to PROMOTE the GOOD THINGS our military does to help the civilians there in the combat zone.
I wish people would read the above comment. Are people here really that unable to stay on topic?
There are a million and one places on ATS you can start a thread on the bad things soldiers have done, and like Homer has already stated in his
opening post, they do occur. No-one has denied that.
Someone has merely started a thread to show theres much good in our troops, why can't people stay on topic?
This should have been kept where it was and the people that posted off-topic stuff have their posts deleted.
Is it too much to ask for the negative to be kept to other threads that encourage discussion?
I was going to do a thread similar to this, but for the police. However i'm not so sure now.
I truely believe that if you can't have a few threads that are kept totaly free of hate and negativity towards our forces and police, we will see
this place end up filled with nothing but hate-filled members. I love this place and firmly believe it is among the best sites on the net, but nowhere
is worth staying if it becomes that hatefull.
Go try it, watch two or three videos of the forces doing something bad, or the police beating someone they shouldn't. By the end of those videos you
will have a very bad taste in your mouth towards them. Even as an ex-forces policeman, i see some cop videos and feel hatred at the end of it.
If that is all we are subjected to, how angry will this place become? As i often say, you become a master of what you become, and if you want to be so
blinkered that you only want to see the negative in things, then all the best to you. You'll need it.
Lets get some balance here please, putting the war aside, there are some great troops out there who would risk everything to protect you, how about
giving them a break once in a while eh? They ask nothing of you.