At times, soldiers on this forum might get accused of being brainwashed, perhaps; or of following orders without exercising any thought about what
they were doing.
That's the most that we
will do to you.
What does your government do to you?
It orders you to go to a country, and risk being killed or maimed, when that outcome has nothing to do with protecting your own country's freedom.
The government is ordering you to go there, in order to protect the operations of corporations like Halliburton, and others.
While you're there, you end up doing things like pulling civilian families out of their living rooms, dragging them into the street, and shooting
them. You also end up doing things like killing children in cars at checkpoints, because you're that nervous about the cars possibly containing
This has an effect on your mind; because you see, neurologically normal, empathic human beings, weren't designed or intended to kill each other. So
you end up with extreme PTSD. You end up hating yourself. You end up not being able to forgive yourself.
Sometimes you'll also be in scenarios where there are things like depleted uranium or other hazards buried in the ground. Because your government
considers you disposable, it very often won't bother issuing you with protective gear, so you'll get sick. In the case of Iraq, this was called Gulf
Then, assuming you make it that long alive, you come home; often after you've also seen a number of your friends die. When you get home, the
government continues to consider you disposable, and so barely gives you any money to live on. You'll usually be that far gone mentally that you
won't be capable of holding down a job, but the government isn't going to provide counselling for you, because that would cost too much money...and
they just consider you cannon fodder anyway.
Apparently, however; even after your government is willing to treat you like an entirely inanimate piece of rubbish, you are still willing to
rhetorically defend it on these forums. That is genuinely impressive loyalty.
But it is also misplaced.
edit on 15-8-2011 by petrus4 because: (no reason given)