Last night, I fell asleep with my headphones on listening to to the ATS Live show. Well I woke up... Go figure...
I woke up by some voices talking about stuff which I can't really say got to through on this end of the connection.
Doozy still... From the waking up part I guess.
I don't know if it was a re-run or live actually and in all honesty... I really don't care. I am however glad I did... Woke up I mean, because
when the rambling started to make sense, I noticed what they where talking about, and it was one of those moments,. How would you call it ? A moment
of clarity or something...
The conversation was about why people ( in this case American ) would enlist. Something I still don't really understand tough... I figure no
soldiers no war... Right !
Reality is of course filled with countless of other ways of manifesting then my somewhat, childlike, and simple view on some of the worlds rather
complicated issues. As usual I must add...
Why would someone enlist ?... You tell me ?
I've never came up with something that would justify enlisting... Not unless there was a necessity for self defense or something like that.
Something that would sooth me... nope I still don't actually.
Well last night someone else enlightened me with her reason for enlisting and I finally began to understand... Not completely, but I'm very much
One of our own members, a moderator even, which I only learned after some clicks and so on... gallophinghordes. She actually opened my eyes by telling
why she enlisted.
I want to thank her for sharing this. It felt as if the words came out with passion and disappointments from telling people over and over again why...
for god sake why ? Why would you enlist ?
I'm not going to quote her but I will try and write down what she said.
Cause if I will start to quote her I would definitely screw up. And because it's a big thing in my eyes, maybe also to others that don't or
didn't understand. I never did.. that's for sure. I will use ex tags for clarity though.
Ok here goes...
She said she enlisted for her neighbor, for her brother, her family, her children, some guy across the street, or in another state, for you, every
other country member... Why ? Because the people that enlisted before her made it possible for her to live the live she lives, you live, her brother,
some guy she never even have met or ever will.... So she will be part of something bigger, so that you, your children, and their children's children
will be able to have the same possibilities in life, the same standards, freedoms and safe place to grow up in...
This is what all her predecessors made possible for her and every other American...Even with bad governments, corrupt presidents, dirty wars,
Presidents go governments change, but the place for them to be possible in the future like they have been possible in the past and present. That is
the bigger thing... The reason for her to be part of what the future will be for the people that will be around after 50 years or a century... So
they have the choice for themselves when their time comes.
Well... That's what I understood actually. Now it makes sense for me, cause thinking about it, I think this is a pretty damn good reason to
It's the only good reason in my humble opinion.
Suddenly my view of other peoples choices and ideas became opened for new ways of reason...
I enjoy leaning new things. Especially when they widen my overall understanding.
So gallopinghordes this one is for you !. Cause you struck me with your words.
I'm not sucking up, I didn't know she was a mod