posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 10:11 AM
I know you exist, I have seen your posts. But many times I just see the stars pop up on the posts of other members who support the military.
The anti-military crowd here on ATS is always very obvious. Not a thread goes by speaking about the military members, the War on Terror, Afghanistan,
Iraq, Syria, Iran, North Korea, (the list goes on) where they do not come by and let their feelings known, to an almost predictable degree.
It almost is as if they can not resist another military thread to come out and and shout their opinions and how much they disagree. I've even seen
some downright hateful comments from them multiple times.
But its the pro-military members, the supporters, the active duty, prior service, future service that I want to hear from. The friends and families of
sailors, soldiers, airmen, marines, and guardsmen who love and support their fighting men and women that I want to see.
I placed this in the War on Terrorism forum because the War on Terrorism, in my mind, has created the divide between the pro and anti crowds to a
degree that t me has not been seen since the years following the conflict in Vietnam. Many of those men had no choice to travel and fight as they were
drafted, but the men and women now fighting overseas have all made the hard, hard decision to put their life n the line.
A few people here might remember from my previous posts that I have enlisted in the United States Army, have not served yet, just awaiting my ship
date to training, which is approaching rapidly. That might be the reason for this thread, but its something that I have wondered since my very first
days just reading ATS, long before I ever became a contributing member.
In my actual day to day life, outside of ATS, every single person who knows of my decision has been nothing but supportive, some even going out of
their way to congratulate me, wish me luck and thank me for stepping to the plate where so many others will not.
But here on ATS, it seems that the pendulum swings so far in the other direction.
So I ask, ATS members, where are the supporters. Let your voice be heard.