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Originally posted by Asktheanimals
You forgot all the other Chickenhawk Pentagon "leaders" like:
Dick Cheney - several deferments during the vietnam war.
- zero military experience between all of them.
Politicians and lawyers have no place running our military.
All this really shows is that military or physical prowess are not essential to leadership.
No wonder we're getting our butts whipped.
Originally posted by stirling
Ah yep,some batch of screwups hey?
Its my contention that the real leaders, the ones who lead from the front, the ones we would follow into hell and back, dont last.Very few of those guys even make it back in one piece.
They lie buried in foriegn soil where they have fallen.
Wars have always taken the best and brightest, leaving us to carry on, that much the poorer for the loss of these fine men and women.
The present system of goverment tends to reward the unconscionable, the unpreturbable liars, the greed and avarice addicted.
these are the ones who we let abuse our trust.
The self proclaimed heroes....
Originally posted by links234
reply to post by Asktheanimals
So, by your standards the country should be run by the military? I've never seen such outright acceptance of the US becoming a totalitarian nation as this. You've stunned me, well done.
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
dont be silly
you are here to work and die for your masters, period
that's what the Oligarchic Principle is all about:
"all humans are animals and only the fittest have a right to rule"
from their POV getting away with draft dodging or any kind of dangerous service "proves they are fitter"
question is, who decides who is the fittest?
make sure its you.
Originally posted by urmenimu2
you completely misunderstand my sarcasm.