posted on May, 23 2011 @ 04:28 PM
Can we all calm down a bit. If everyone shouts then nothing gets done. I respect everyone enough to listen to their opinion, but name calling is never
Soldiers are human beings. They are no different from anyone else. They are not a uniform monolithic group. Most are normal people trying to do the
best they can.
The point of the video, and of this thread was not to attack military/police. It is merely to encourage them to think about whether the leaders are
pursuing the interests of average people like them, or the interests of an elite few.
I believe soldiers/police are on the whole decent people. I want them to realize that often times those putting them on the other side of the world,
or against peaceful protesters are not the people they swore to defend.
It is not my place to tell someone what to do, or what is the right path to follow. Each person has their own life to live as they see fit. I just
wanted those who serve to think long and hard about who they serve, One day soon they may be told to do something very difficult. They may be ordered
to turn on fellow citizens, and if that day happens what will you do?
I believe sound minds among the NCOs, lower level officers, and regular troops will stand together against orders to fight fellow Americans. We are
you, and you are us.'
Blaming soldiers for the policies of the political elite we allow to rule is a shame. We have a duty to ensure our political leadership represents our
interests. If they refuse to we should rise up in peaceful revolution. Our refusal to do so when we know what is going on makes us culpable. Soldiers
have no choice where they are sent. It is our job to ensure the leaders will not send the soldiers to support injustice.