Thursday, July 14, 2011

Things like this sadden me

Now look I know that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions, but sometimes you just got to respond. This particular video was something that was posted on my Facebook where pretty much all of my friends are people that are either in the military or were in the military. Now keep in mind this video looks like it was uploaded the day before Independence Day so I am sure there is some symbolism there. The video is a rant on why she DOES NOT support the troops and gives you her reasons behind that. I understand that a lot of people don't like the military because we are an arm of the government and there have been some people who did things to really tarnish the image of every soldier, sailor, airmen, and marine. But they tend to get caught and tend to be punished for their actions.

In her video she says those who are in the military fall into one of three categories:

1. They are stupid.

2. They are evil.

3. They are morally compromised.

And that’s it people, because we swore to defend our country we MUST be one of those things, must be, she said we were. Now again she is entitled to her opinions, but let’s look at the facts and see if we can fish up a little truth. In her video she talks about how we have killed a million people in Iraq. It’s possible, it may have happened but nobody can agree on what the real number is 500,000 or 1,000,000 or maybe 250,000 or hell 20. I have been to Iraq and I know that people get shot, which happens. So I know that people get shot. Now I do know that before we even set foot on the ground there Saddam invited anyone with a grudge against America to come on over and join the fight against the evil, stupid and morally compromised Americans, and they came by the busload, and they continued for years to just keep coming and the urgings of other morally compromised men using the veil of religion to get them to come and pull the trigger.

Now I have been in the military for a while and in that time I have come to know some of the best people I will ever know.  Men and women that inspire with actions no sane person would do, such as getting up before anyone and running 5 miles and punishing themselves to be better. Then they go to work and lead others and manage equipment worth millions of dollars.  They willingly leave their families and friends and go where they are told.  They endure harsh conditions and long hours for little pay considering what they do and where they do it.  They are willing to sacrifice themselves and of themselves to save their friends or even people they have not met.  Guess they must be dumb…

Oh well, it is what it is I suppose.  Anyway luckily even though I cannot agree with her point of view seems very few do.  On her YouTube channel see has 400 comments and most are of the same opinion as me.  Good to know that even if people don’t like the government or their policies, they don’t hate the troops who volunteer to defend our nation. 

Just remember right now, at this very moment there is a soldier, sailor, marine, or airmen who is away from their family and they miss them. And right now they are defending our freedoms.

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