posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 10:14 AM
Whether people agree with the reason or not, but I do tend to agree.
Most people join the military to serve their country, for better or worse. I think it has become clear that even a lot of soldiers do not agree with
the wheres and whys of being shipped off to some foreign land in todays world. Nevertheless, most individuals do sign up for the greater good of this
country, and if these people did not then our military could be potentially worse than it is. Having people of conscience among the ranks that know
the difference helps keeps things positive. Otherwise, we would certainly have mindless people that will do anything and everything that they are told
to do, like turning on the very citizens that they swore to protect. It could be worse.
I do find it disconcerting though when we do have our soldiers injured and traumatized that most people are only worried about the next greatest app
and gadget. The soldiers do put their lives on the line and whether we agree or not, they are people too trying to do what they think is right. But
understand, once they are there it is not about following orders, it is about survival. This is what they sign up for.
However, if these soldiers are going around the world fighting battles then it is the rest of the citizens responsibility to do their part and fight
the battles on the home front while the soldiers are on another front. I am quite certain that the thing that pisses most soldiers off is the lack of
support from the citizens they protect is the apathy of the nation. While it is the responsibility for the soldier to go fight in foreign lands if
necessary, it is the citizens responsibility to fight the corruption to keep our soldiers out of places they have no business being in. This to me is
where our society drops the ball and fails to protect the very people that protect them, and turn their backs on their very own brothers and
edit on 16-3-2012 by Skewed because: (no reason given)