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Why do people worship the military so much?
Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/8/15
I know they do so a lot here, in America.

Everyone who is in the military is automatically seen as some kinda hero.

Sometimes I feel people who wanna think people in the military are all heroes because it makes people feel better/safe & red, white and blue.
But I honestly think that does nothing to the people who already suffer from PTSD and life long injuries from war.

Your thoughts?
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Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/7/15
I don't respect those in the militairy anymore then the common working man in there end they are all jobs one has chosen to do.

Being a hero is a subjective thing and i don't see those who fought for my country as hero's per say but people who fought for righteousness


People view the militairy as black and white good and bad and if you join the militairy people automatically respect you alot more which is blatantly stupid in my opinion.

Respect is earned if there fighting for me i respect them a little but i'm not going to worship the ground they speak because they decided to put there life on the line and infront of a cannon so to speak.


I respect them but wish we didn't need them but worshiping them is plain stupid just because someone is in the military does not make them a good person sadly people don't look at it that way.
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Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/6/15
People probably respect the military simply because the soldiers put their lives in danger to protect others. Going to the battlefield is a traumatic experience and experiencing all the horrors to protect(?) a country might be thought as very honorable. At least that's why I have respect for those who enlist in the military. While I wouldn't call every soldier a hero, I would certainly call them very brave.

I think worshipping military is a bit over-the-top though.
Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/8/15
Why? Because they're actively choosing to risk their lives for our country.
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Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/7/15
Being in the military doesn't automatically make them a great person, but it is a person willing to put down their life for something other than himself. That's respectable.



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Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/7/15
I may be biased, having served for many years, but I think the guys and girls in the military are doing an awesome job and are greatly underappreciated.

You cannot understand what it means to serve unless you have been there.
Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/7/15
My dad was part of the Royal Navy, so I'm probably also a little biased. You sacrifice a lot when you serve, whether it be your (potentially) life, family, mental/emotional stability.. the list goes on.

I'd say "worship" is too strong, but they do deserve some respect. I think it's silly if a jerk enters the military and suddenly he's admirable, he's still a jerk. However, if someone enters the military with good intentions, they deserve your gratitude for keeping you safe.
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Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/7/15
You guys are so quick to say "they go to the military to protect people and put their lives on the line" when the truth is, many of them, I'd even dare say most of them, do not go for that reason. Many of them go because they literally don't know what else to do, didn't do well in school and military(army prob) seems like a good choice. Many of them just need the money, or really want the respect, or want to turn their lives around. Some of them want the travel and the excitement.

Very many of them go to the military for selfish reasons. While they do, much of the time END UP putting their lives on the line, many of them don't wish to actually do that. I'm speaking for many of my military friends here.

I will say though, I know a few people who take huge pride and responsibility in what they do in the military and really are trying to "protect the country". I respect those people, but only after I've gotten to know them. I'm just saying, a lot of people go to the military with the "it's not going to happen to me" mindset. Many of them get over that while they're in the military, and then command respect.
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I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today because there ain't no doubt I love this land

God bless the U.S.A.
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Posted 8/6/15
I don't worship the military, but I respect them as much as any other person doing a tough job. That said, I'm Canadian, so I'm not sure I can say the Canadian military has been 'fighting for our country' in a while. I'm sure there are some Canadians who are super patriotic and praise the military with fervour, but they're probably not the majority.

That said, we honour the dead and living veterans on Remembrance Day. I recently found out that you're supposed to leave your poppy pin at a memorial location and buy a new one every year. The proceeds are supposed to go to the veterans, but I've always gotten a free poppy pin in the mail with a 'donate if you can' note. Suffice to say, I've never been in so financially stable a position to donate to anything. Food and rent comes first, sorry.
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Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/6/15
Killing innocent people isn't exactly heroic. Without an army there's no protection and death rate will be higher and the world would have fallen to chaos years ago.

I appreciate what the British army is doing to protect not just our country. I wouldn't see any other army as heroes apart from my own.

The army is underpaid and the government have increased their own income by 11% (bloody sods) why risk your life for greedy politicians?
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woodygirl97 I wouldn't see any other army as heroes apart from my own.


We will remember that the next time you guys need bailing out.
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dotsforlife wrote:


woodygirl97 I wouldn't see any other army as heroes apart from my own.


We will remember that the next time you guys need bailing out.


And I'll remember the hundreds of thousands innocents your country has violated and killed. Just because your country had helped near the end of ww2 doesn't exactly count as 'bailing out'
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woodygirl97

And I'll remember the hundreds of thousands innocents your country has violated and killed


See every super power ever... What are they teaching you kids in school these days?
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dotsforlife wrote:


woodygirl97

And I'll remember the hundreds of thousands innocents your country has violated and killed


See every super power ever... What are they teaching you kids in school these days?


The things your government hide from you.
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