Chris Kyle, "deadlest sniper" now deadSubmitted by dialtone1984 on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 16:20
Is anyone else sick of military personnel being referred to as "warriors" ???
The Iraqis and the Afghanis didn't put up any real organized military resistance when America invaded. So America sent its kids over to poor countries to kill poor people that were doing what any person who loves their country would do if foreigners invaded it - resist!
Also, you know what makes me sick? This constant intoning that our soldiers "sacrifice so much for this country" and are "defending our freedoms."
Firstly, if you lose your life, mind, or any appendage in war, you certainly sacrificed, but not for the betterment of Americans. The military contractors and their representational whores in DC made money off of your stupidity and naivete. Should Americans celebrate your military service? It's a source of shame and embarrassment that we let this happen to our countrymen.
Secondly, which of our freedoms are under attack, and by whom? Did the Iraqis dream up the Federal Reserve system? Did the Afghanis come up with the Patriot Act or NDAA? Do the militant 6 yr olds in Norther Pakistan dream of making Americans debt slaves to China and keeping them in unwinnable wars until they destroy themselves?
9/11 is the cause of a lot of the jingoism in America today. The adoration, adulation, and deference paid to American servicemen comes from a sense of fear and a desire for security after the psychological wound was dealt.
Beyond this, it seems as though Americans hold some collective guilt over how they treated returning Vietnam vets. They want to makeup for it by paying undue respect to vets, and making sure they feel appreciated.
The whole thing is beyond the pale. As long as Americans continue to worship the military more dumb young people, who don't know a lick of actual history, will sign up to serve Uncle Sam. What a pitiful joke.
So now I'd like to thank everyone here who hasn't served in the military. Thank you for not serving the empire's army. Thanks for not getting yourself killed needlessly. Thanks for loving yourself, your family and your country more than you desire "glory" and "honor."