posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 10:26 AM
reply to post by usmc0311
I disagree with you that obligatory respect should be given to military personnel.
I give respect based on the actions of the individual. Your uniform means nothing at all to me.
When a sniper team poses with the lightning bolt S's of the Shutzstaffel, you damned well better believe they know EXACTLY what they are doing. This
is a very prominent symbol, right up there with the swastika. Don't try to school me on the ancient meaning of these symbols, because I am already
aware of them and it's irrelevant. We're not in ancient times - we're in modern times and these symbols are tied, in the minds of modern man, to Nazi
So, if you want respect do something that deserves it. Speak out against illegal wars of aggression. Uphold your vow to PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION FROM
ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. Refuse illegal orders. Stop showing us time and time again that the majority of individuals in the military are
incapable of making good decisions/thinking for themselves and speaking out against the atrocities that have and will continue to occur against
innocent people who have no idea why you're even in their town!
Oh, and if you want my respect - DONT defend idiots who make HORRIBLE decisions just because you are "brothers." If you want my respect you'll stop
giving obligatory respect to anyone in uniform and instead think for yourself.
Automated and unquestioning support/respect is a huge part of the reason we're in the mess we're in and the entire world hates us. Everyone has been
so taken with the past 60+ years of US propaganda glorifying the military and it's conquests that people forget to stop and think for a second, they
just get wrapped up in patriotic fervor and call the meat filling the uniform "hero." I have long thought this was complete bolshevik - and I hate the
mentality of those that served that I owe them something. I don't owe you anything at all, least of all obligatory respect for fighting a war that I
have been against 100% of the time. I don't care when or where you joined, or if you are serving a combat role or otherwise. You have signed your life
away to one of the most imperialistic and corrupt governments to ever exist - why should I give you my automatic respect for that?
10-2-2012 by TinkerHaus because: (no reason given)