While I respect your ability to join the military and benefit professionally, there are some people out there who lack the intelligence to just play the game for professional purposes and end up doing things like joining the Marines and ending up with life-threatening injuries (Try the Navy sometime if you want to "deploy" safely).
These people want to kill shit and be Rambo. They join the military to kill these "sand niggers" and expect Uncle Sam to have been realistic in its sales pitch about true opportunity (see the recent commercials about weekend warriors in the reserve) and safety.
Only a fool believes that Uncle Sam wants to protect you, help you succeed, that you stand a good chance of avoiding dismemberment/death/permanent injury in frontline combat, that you will find work after being discharged, etc.
Careful with the anger, I'm sure there's plenty of people working for the military who want to help but simply can't.
These promises of career opportunity and liklihood of survival are the same type of words that drive unsuspecting open-minded people into problems like Satanism. The words in the Satanic bible sound like a philosophical breakthrough of existential, liberated thinking and freedom of existence.
When really all it is a sucker punch to your intellectual respect and sympathy to indoctrinate you into Satanic practices.
Unfortunately the military IS all about the shiny guns... Minus much of the shine, that is.
I'm sure that it's a tragically low IQ that lures people into these messes. Only a fool or a fool who has nothing left to lose (such as a lifer in prison) would ever engage in such foolish choices.
You have to feel sorry for some poor kid who thought his best bet was to play Rambo and ended up getting mortared by the bloodthirsty freedom fighter who has ZERO moral qualms about ANNIHILATING the enemy who has set foot in HIS country potentially without warrant to murder him and take his home.
Remember, our hatred over here is just as much "sand nigger" as they think "sand nigger" about us
(Death to America vs. Let God Sort Them <All> Out).
And don't think that I sympathise so much for the average Arab person. Assassin's Creed was full of shit when they tried to say that our meddling with the morality of execution methods was the equivalent of critisizing the clothing of indigenous people (see the intro with the intruding, trespassing bald eagle biding its time while watching the alleged day-in-day-out normalcy of Arab life.).
You cannot tell that kid that he deserves nothing in life. You also cannot criticize Uncle Sam for giving him what he needs at the expense of the national/military budget in order to live a life with some semblance of normalcy.
Especially after his hands have been stained by so much blood, what with manipulating the impressionable open young minds of the young. 18 year olds are kids. You can even check physiologically, as developmental growth seems to halt in males at about 24 or so, perhaps implying that true mental "adulthood" may take place someplace after 20.
Funny that you can join the military and kill people with assault rifles at 18 but cannot buy an easily concealed handgun until 21 (at least in California).
You cannot tell someone that you can just join the military without having effectively said "and expect to come home as well". Not to mention the more than implied career opportunities and non-combat "JOBS" available WHILE SERVING DUTY (see "armyjobs.com", yet another marketing campaign.)
All the banners and posters imply explicitly that survival is to be expected. That you can dive into the Persian Gulf in the Army or Marines and expect to survive frontline combat.
I feel partially indoctrinated myself when I think about it. Shit, much more of this and I could sound like a proponent.
Please don't get angry if you are a veteran, ex-marine, patriot, etc. Without people taking these positions we would not be able to defend ourselves.
This comment was edited on Nov 10, 2009, 17:58.