posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 01:46 PM
Well, what do they expect? I sure wouldn't get myself into any war or part of a battlefield. I see these ignorant signs all around where I live
"Pray for our troops." Why not give them some useful advice and tell them to keep their butts out of the Army or Navy in the first place. Now, see,
in my eyes, that would be actually helpful to these poor guys. But, noo, it's all about the lies the politicians served to them: "for your country"
or "as a patriot." Fine! Then, as President or Senator or congressman, you should take the highest honor and get yourself on the front line
ASAP with a gun and a Depends adult diaper for your protection when the bullets start flying. Of course, they're smarter than to do that. As rude as
it sounds, Henry was right and will continue to be right. Too many stupid, proud people convinced by others (including their own sick family!!)
that risking their lives is the way to go. When you play with fire, don't play dumb and say "I didn't know!" when you get burned. The service was
playing you from the beginning, and now you wait until it's rough later to see it as it is?
These guys, I almost feel bad for them, but then I think of all the guys entering today, and I hold them responsible for their decision to enter a war
for all the wrong reasons wrapped up in "Holiness" and "patriotism." What really bothers me is that if I or you tried to convince these guys and
their families that they are being used, we would be seen as the bad guys. I would be reminded of all of "valid reasons" they are going out there to
fight. So, in this light, no, I feel they knowingly brought it upon themselves for reasons that help them feel superior to the guy who stays here and
doesn't fight. To really help the troops, you must convince them to see through the lies, but they won't do that because it's tied to their
religious and value systems.
So, as mean as it sounds, you get what you have coming to you when you subscribe to the lies that are fed to you and reject the truth when it is
offered to you.