reply to post by EvanB
I nearly did not post this, but in the spirit of being over-bored...
reply to post by EvanB
I just wanted to say thanks for posting what you did and having a heart for us. I can't help but think that your experience in Allied Mobile Forces
helped to shape you into the person that you are as it did me.
As an American, I often feel like lashing out when I feel that folks from other countries are bashing on the USA. I am of a generation that sort of
straddles two worlds of thought when it comes to how America's actions in the world are viewed.
On one foot we have been raised to believe that America helped everyone out of their troubles at one time or another and that that is why everyone
loves us, or should. And on the other foot, well, all the revisionist stuff, where we mock Christopher Columbus Day for obvious misunderstandings, and
I did used to believe that everyone should love us because we saved their asses at some point. Buuuut....
...then the reading and the history classes, especially the history classes, and it became obvious.
That we did not save anyone's butt at all. On a man to man basis, oh yeah, lots of heroics on all sides, but on a National level?
So I dunno what to do any more. Just pray for better days, I guess.
What freaks me out right now though, my friend, is the mainstreaming of insanity.
I used to have some pretty wacky views in my youth, about things like guns, and governments wanting to take the guns. I'm rambling, but # it. Then
there was the stuff one would do
with the guns. The whole thing ended up just making me sick. But I got over it. And continued to learn.
But now (!), it's like everyone is doing it, like some sick fad. I actually have relatives who informed me at Christmas that they have guns, are
buying more guns, and fully expect the government coming for the guns, or some other SHTF situation is going to cause them to have to use them. And
they are smiling at me while telling this stuff.
It's like a nightmare. What kind of deluded moron could possibly think that getting more guns is an answer.
So we got issues dude.
But I am really appreciative of your extension of kindness.
Anyway, you guys still do practice jumps at jump school out of dirigibles?