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The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The
difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheep dog who intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed. The world cannot work any other way, at least not in a representative democracy or a republic such as ours.
Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land. They would prefer that he didn’t tell them where to go, or give them traffic tickets, or stand at the ready in our airports, in camouflage fatigues, holding an M-16. The sheep would much rather have the sheepdog cash in his fangs, spray paint himself white, and go, “Baa.” Until the wolf shows up. Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind one lonely sheepdog.
Originally posted by ausername
Peace activists, liberals, hippies, Occupiers, progressives, or whatever they call it now..
They are programmed to always have contempt for the military, soldiers, law enforcement and of course people who have been successful in life.
It's so well implanted in the minds of the afflicted that their responses and reactions are incredibly predictable, it is a herd mentality, a leftover from cold war era psychological operations.
Originally posted by billy565
reply to post by Nephalim
I cant keep you from landing on foresaken shores of godless # piles if you don't quit signing up for it.
You're ridiculous! Nobody is asking 4 your help retard. Is the op complaining about being deployed or completing his tour of duty?
No. He's complaining about idiot hippie tree hugging cowards like yourself who criticize his choice to serve. Did you read the opening post? Can you read?
People like you make me sick!edit on 12-5-2013 by billy565 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TheBlackHat
reply to post by FurvusRexCaeli
Not to start any trouble haha...the analogy of the sheep and the sheep dog is being used here, to illustrate how the civilians are the sheep and the military are the sheep dog?
well if you follow through with that analogy, the sheep dog is only protecting the sheep from the wolf because the sheep belong to the Shepard and are the asset of the Shepard, who is inevitably only going to exploit and kill the sheep himself anyway...
Originally posted by StrangeOldBrew
So far in this thread I have seen supporters of military insult people who want to live in a peaceful world (peace activists), people who want to live in a clean, unpolluted environment (tree huggers), people who just want to live their lives and be left alone (hippies), people who support a more fair economic system (occupiers)
you've referred to civilians as sheep to be herded, controlled, fleeced and slaughtered by the military and those who control it
Also, consider that those you look down on as dirty hippies, or tree huggers (this one is particularly offensive to me, as I rather like trees, especially old ones), or lazy occupiers, or spineless cowards, or what have you, are not the stereotype you so casually label them with. Consider that these people simply want to live in a world not consumed by war, as the world has been for, oh, all of human history. Maybe they are tired of having their lives dictated by an unstoppable war machine operated by known tyrants, sociopaths, and the like.
Originally posted by watchitburn
reply to post by Reaper2137
I've been in the Marine Corps for about 12 years.
I have seen it too, but I don't really care.
I don't require anyone's support or approval. If someone wants to have an opinion based on ignorance, that's their problem.
I may not agree with why or what we have to do most of the time, but it's what I do. I fight battles. I'm not a hero, no one should look up to me, don't use me as a role model. I'm not special.
All I can do is try to do the right things for the right reasons when you're put in a bad situation.
With that being said, if I come across a post that is not correct or is based on misinformation I will try to correct it in a clear concise manner. But, I'm not going to let myself be baited into mudslinging. If they want to discuss it in a civilized way, fine. If not, oh well.edit on 12-5-2013 by watchitburn because: (no reason given)