[I think what tbolt is reefering to is " If you don't like that low paying job at McDonalds, heres 6000 bucks to go party with, before you go off to kill innocent women and children, for peanuts, to defend the idealism of capitalistic, hegemonic democratism, as a new recruit of the United Snakes Militarists."]
Many of the young men and women in the military are just that. Young. Truth be told, their minds are not even fully developed. They are still searching for themselves, and trying to figure out the world. The first thing that happens to them upon entering the military is reprograming. High stress and lack of sleep over long periods of time allows them to mold a soldier into the brainwashed, obeidient soldier which they want. Those that are not able to be brainwashed are dissmissed after a few attempts at trying to break them.
I'm not sure how you are meaning the statement above, so no, I'm not flamming you. If I read above in the wrong contexet, please forgive me.
Are you blaming soldiers for doing what they are told to do?
No, it does not mean that I advocate what is happening, not in the least. I hate what is happening, and what/who has caused it. But I prefer to lay the blame and the bodys at the feet of those truely responsible.
Any time that you use statements like the one you made, I feel that it reverts us back to the days of vietnam when soldiers were spit on. This is not somthing that I would like to see again.
You see, I was in the military, so I kind of understand what they are going through, and truth be told I can only feel sorry for them.
Another thing you cant forget. The propaganda which we get over here is not even a drop in the bucket compared to what our soldiers are going through over there. Heck, America is just starting to wake up to the truth, and we have the means to find it. They have no means to find it. They can only do as they are told, and beleive what they are told.
Now I have to go. I'm watching this asshole on tv complaining that we have to be worried about a dirty bomb in the country, and the after affects. Gonna have to write to this news disinformer and ask him why he didnt ask the prick why we are using dirty bombs (Depleted Uranium).
Now I'm pissed.