posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 10:43 AM
People ask me why I don't join the armed forces. They act like it's the best idea in the world. I tell them that if it was the best idea in the world,
they wouldn't need such desperate bribes to lure their recruits in. The armed forces are the only institution willing to pay so much of your expenses
in return for your soul.
But that's only the beginning. I firmly believe that my interests as an American and a human being are not the first priority at the top of the chain.
I am not a first priority, my family is not a first priority, my goals and dreams are not a first priority. They all come after the government's
priorities, which I happen to feel are a load of malarky.
Let's just put it this way: our government pays for a LOT of mistakes, and American soldiers' lives are the currency in which that debt is filled. We
didn't vote to go to war, we didn't vote to invade that country, we didn't vote to stick our noses in their business, but our friends and family are
still ordered to lay down their lives for the idiots we elected to keep this nation in smooth operation.
I am not giving a single minute of my time in uniform for such a worthless and unnecessary cause. Show me something worth giving my life for, and you
got it. But this isn't it. As it stands, the first and foremost threat to my freedom and happiness is my own government. Do I want to put myself in an
even better position for them to strip me of everything that makes me happy to be me? Hell to the f-bomb no.
That's my two cents in the jar. My opinion is undoubtedly an unpopular one, but hey, this is America...for now, at least.
edit on 25-10-2013
by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)