Originally posted by HomerinNC
This is being started in opposition of the OTHER thread with the opposite title.
I am an Army Veteran, and I still support our troops 100%.
We have an Air National Guard and Army Reserve unit in my hometown, whenever I am there eating, I pick up their tab as a thank you. These guys do a
damn good job, get crap pay and deserve our thanks. They keep these animals like the Taliban away from our homeland.
Those in still and Fellow Veterans, I SALUTE AND THANK YOU!!!!
And, apparently, you went off half-cocked, without even reading (or, obviously comprehending
) the overall sentiment of the posters in that
To quote myself (I ain't typing or paraphrasing all that crap, again):
Appreciating, loving and respecting the men and women in uniform, is NOT the same thing as supporting the entity that dictates their action. Let's be
Most of these people joined because they either had no choice (financially, career-wise, etc.) or really believed that they were going to do something
honorable and right. Not their fault. Ultimately, I admire and respect each of them, individually, for their decision, commitment, and sacrifice.
They are ALL deserving of it.
They certainly deserve our 'thanks' but not for 'protecting our freedom' (which we are losing more and more of, everyday, because of the TRUE entity
The hillbillies that live out in the sticks and sing 'God Bless America' on command and worship Toby Keith 'raghead ass-kicking' songs are the people
we should watch out for - they perpetuate the illusion that this is the image/resolve of every soldier - I think people would be surprised regarding
how many troops are actually, finally waking up to the same realization that this OP/author did.
On the other hand, another way to look at this is, we (our #ty government, and pawns of the government gods) are protecting our WAY OF LIFE (among
other things - drug trade, oil, basically resources)... not our 'freedom' - we are the big bully on the block and we need to play this card for as
long as we can, 'cause we are no longer the richest, the best looking, or the smartest. A necessary 'evil' whether most of us would like to admit it,
or not (*sigh* double edged sword).
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