posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 04:05 AM
Let me just start by saying I have nothing personal against persons in the military as a whole, this is only directed at those among them who have a
very bad case of Unwarranted Self Importance, and love to let everyone else around know about it.
I have never been in the military. Now some of you may read that statement and think nothing of it, perhaps you have never been in the military
either, or you have and don't think it is a bad thing.
But others may read that statement and automatically think less of me and my opinions, or may outright think I'm a sniveling wimp cowering behind his
Mothers skirts.This is the problem I am addressing in this rant.
When did someone not joining the military become a bad thing? A detestable thing to be sneered at and ridiculed?
I understand a countries need for a military, and there are always those who will join out of "patriotic duty", or they have nothing else they can
do i.e. poor, undereducated people (which that is a whole other topic I won't get into here).
But the thing a lot of military people don't understand is, if every single citizen of a country joins and fights in the military, then who is back
home running things? Who is running register at the local grocery store? Who is taking care of your Grandmother at the nursing home? Who is cooking
food at restaurants? Who is doing preventative maintenance on buildings so they don't break down?
Sometimes it seems like these sufferers of Unwarranted Self Importance wouldn't be happy until the only US citizens that aren't active duty, are
politicians. Because you know the only people who wouldn't be fighting wars are the ones who start them.
It just annoys me that I can be in the middle of a debate with someone who happened to be in the military, and at some point its found out I've never
been, and suddenly they're the victor for only that reason. Or when someone uses the fact that someone else has never been in the military as a valid
point of them being unworthy of respect.
I guess that's what it comes down to: Respect.
It's an utter lack of respect for anyone who hasn't "served".
Well sorry, but if you ever use the fact that I've never been in the military against me for silly reasons, especially political, than you have lost
all respect from me. Because using your station as a vet for political reasons is pretty sad, unless it actually pertains to the military. Otherwise
you should be able to argue your viewpoint by the merits of it, not brow beating everyone else into submission by guilt tripping those who have not