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Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
Originally posted by alpinestar
Soldiers are the brainwashed nuts and bolts of a huge killing machine being driven by old rich white guys.
...you can say the same of people who work for monsanto, boeing, ford, pharmacuetical companies, the sugar cartels, haliburton, the fast food industry - its a REALLY BIG list...
As a matter of fact, they are more likely to turn their weapons on you than they are to defend your Constitutional rights.
The US military, not once but twice, committed the single largest mass murders in history by dropping nuclear weapons on civilian populations, including of course, on women and children. Say what you want about how it helped end the war....the bottom line is the US could have exploded these devices over uninhabited territory with the same effect of scaring the heck out of the Japanese. But they followed orders that were lies and murdered almost 300,000 people, without question. As a human being I find it hard to honor such “patriotism.”
Originally posted by Common Scarecrow
reply to post by cosmicexplorer
I have known a couple of local cops since we were kids together and one of the main reasons they can't wait to retire is because the guys coming in now all seem to have an authority complex about the job. They can't wait to throw their weight around. Your experience might be 20%. I see it being much higher. Even at 20%, 20% is 20% too high.
With the technology we have today there is no need to have military bases all around the world. That is an old mentality. When they can control cruise missiles in Afghanistan from Florida, there is no need to put Americans in harms way.
Originally posted by Jezus
Originally posted by milkyway12
Yeah im unwilling to exert energy , because until you stand up and change the people giving the orders then you must approve of it. So we follow them. If you dont like it , do something about it , not my job.
I agree with the op in many ways.
But you point is extremely valid.
We (the masses) allow our politicians to use our military for the corporate agenda.
Our tax money pays for the weapons.
We are just as responsible as those that join the military.
They really are just trying to do the right thing (most of them).
Originally posted by nunya13
reply to post by minesweeper
Ummm....Boeing makes aircraft and a lot of other stuff for the military. They supply the military with equipment. Their entire business model depends on a constant state of war.