Yahoo Answers And Commenters Here Are Making Me Hate The Military Subculture
I dont know if its just me, but on Yahoo Answers Military category, other military types on that site, and some of the people who have commented on stories from this group are really beginning to **** me off with their macho, tough guy, authoritarian, far-right, loyalist attitude. One guy who supported Vietnam started ranting and raving about how immature, spoiled and selfish most Americans are, and then called all human sciences like Psychology and Sociology garbage. First off, calling anything that does not support your narrow, tough guy self righteous attitude just makes you sound ignorant, and a jerk. This is what I have been seeing with the self righteous Military subculture. And whats worse, is if you dare criticize or question the ways of the military, you are automatically branded as anti-American. I dont see how something should be above criticism or question in the name of defense. I support legitimate defense, like in WWII, considering that the German and Japanese governments were becoming tyrannical, and going completely mad with power. But I dont support wars that lead to nothing but death and destruction for no legitimate reason. Like Vietnam was just about some communist scare, and the War on Terror is all about oil and Islamophobia. So I dont support these wars. Does that make me weak or a coward? NO! Just cause I dont buy into Government propaganda, and fight in a war I dont agree with does not make me a coward. If we really supported our troops, we would get them the hell out of Iraq. Okay, I respect people who enlist into the Army because they genuinely want to serve and protect the PEOPLE. And I have nothing against those people who were forced into the draft in Vietnam. They did not choose to be in the war, and were imposed with lots of responsibility they did not ask for. What I dont respect are people who support pointless wars, and get all self righteous about it. Im sorry but starting and getting into pointless wars is not bravery. Remember in the Lion King, Mufasa told Simba that bravery is not going out looking for trouble, but fighting the good fight when trouble comes.