First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Next  Last
Why do people worship the military so much?
9551 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
18 / M
Offline
Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/6/15

Sogno- wrote:

Worship? No. Respect? Yes. Same goes for anyone putting their lives on the line, like our firefighters, police force, etc etc. Can jerks still be in those positions? Yeah, and? Jerks are everywhere.

And I don't know how respecting the military has anything to do with those suffering from PTSD. Isn't that why we should respect them, because not only did they put their life on their line but also their sanity? Shouldn't we find ways to help them rather than asking these kinds of questions?


megahobbit wrote:


Dariamus wrote:


megahobbit wrote:

I have buddies in the military so I may be a bit biased here but I got little respect for the military and there love of bucking up on new tech to kill people with. My friends has told me stories about his experience in boot camp and how they train soldiers in to effectively lose there empathy and how the command looks the other way when soldiers fight attack each other telling them to "deal with there own problems". Its a system that encourages people to become heartless killers.


That is very different from my experience in the military.



Yeah my buddy just signed up last year. I think it may just be wear hes getting trained(down south) but he says theres alot of nutters there.


it's totally because he's in the south and there's only nutters in the south because the south is awful and horrendous and everywhere else is much better and there's definitely no crazy people elsewhere



You know Ive been to the south and live in an area where about 50% of the people are southerners. Southern Culture is pretty nutty in my opinion.
239 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / I don't know, it'...
Offline
Posted 8/6/15
THAT SOUNDS LIKE COMMUNIST TALK TO ME!

(no clue, sorry )
14945 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / Massachusetts
Online
Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/6/15
soldiers are worthy of respect that much goes without saying. However I feel the problem is that many times our lionization of them particularly here in the U.S. is such that we overlook that soldiers are flawed individuals in stressful situations and can do terrible things under duress. Respect should never become something that blinds us. Like with police officers yes the institution and those who belong to it are commendable, and police officers are brave individuals, however they can also do terrible things and criticizing them when they do does not make you a cowardly ingrate.
Varwen 
1005 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F
Offline
Posted 8/6/15
So they've decided to tell you? How noble.
xxJing 
37179 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / Duckburg
Offline
Posted 8/6/15
21860 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
34 / F / The Bahamas
Offline
Posted 8/6/15

DawnofSorrow wrote:

It's just something deeply ingrained in western culture, along with religion, guns, and drinking.

It will continue to be as such. One of the things each person does at a certain age is begin thinking for themselves, what they are for and against, and the kind of example they make for future generations, if any at all.

To answer OP, its up to individuals to follow tradition or not.


Excuse me, "western" culture? I beg to differ. Please remember that this geographical region also consists of smaller countries that have no army to speak of, employs a small paramilitary force, or has a military force that is limited to defending their own country and helping out the neighbors.

Of course, this means we are vulnerable to any aggressive nation that decides that they need our land/resources/gender neutral chibi things so while I don't "worship" the military, I can appreciate their necessity. As for why other people might feel inclined to do so that's something they'll have to answer.
Posted 8/6/15

Baha_Java wrote:


DawnofSorrow wrote:

It's just something deeply ingrained in western culture, along with religion, guns, and drinking.

It will continue to be as such. One of the things each person does at a certain age is begin thinking for themselves, what they are for and against, and the kind of example they make for future generations, if any at all.

To answer OP, its up to individuals to follow tradition or not.


Excuse me, "western" culture? I beg to differ. Please remember that this geographical region also consists of smaller countries that have no army to speak of, employs a small paramilitary force, or has a military force that is limited to defending their own country and helping out the neighbors.

Of course, this means we are vulnerable to any aggressive nation that decides that they need our land/resources/gender neutral chibi things so while I don't "worship" the military, I can appreciate their necessity. As for why other people might feel inclined to do so that's something they'll have to answer.


Duly noted, sir.
2631 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
17 / F / Canada
Offline
Posted 8/6/15
Well Canadian soldiers are peacemakers so
948 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / USA
Offline
Posted 8/6/15
BECAUSE 'MERICA

11707 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / AZ
Offline
Posted 8/6/15
Because Americans glorify war.
1495 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
17 / M / CS Colorado
Offline
Posted 8/6/15
Many countries become allys with us so that we get rid of the scummy terrorist, criminal, ect. groups to keep there countries safe, I think its nice to respect the military men and women who do there job to complete their tasks, although many people probably"worship" the military as its part of the "murica" stereotype.
Banned
6934 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
In a basket of de...
Offline
Posted 8/6/15
It's called respect, not worship, and if you have to ask why, you will never understand it. No matter how many times it's explained to you.
41641 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F
Offline
Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/6/15
Well, let's see, are women being drafted, are THEY forced to participate in a draft, which is a raffle of who basically gets sent in to die, if the US should ever need to have one again? Check yo' privilege missy, most if not all militant personnel are voluntarily doing what they're doing. If you want them to stop defending the country, keep complaining.

More like, if YOU want to be the one who dies in a blood hellfire of guns and grenades and desert sand, then keep complaining.

I'm not saying you have to like all military guys, or gals, but you should at least appreciate what they're doing to keep the country secure. God, my fellow Americans really do take what we have for granted..

My great grandfather didn't go around plotting to slaughter Nazi scum only for you to complain behind your computer as you eat chips trying to preach edginess and activism but only ending up coming across like an ungrateful brat. My grandfathers didn't fly fighter planes or get trenchfoot so that you could sit around and insult them. They volunteered for that shit so that we wouldn't get taken over, lol.
15021 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M / Seattle
Offline
Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/6/15
When I was in the Army, I always found it awkward and didn't like it when, at an Airport for example, some stranger would come up to me and say, "Thank you for your service." It didn't seem earnest, especially coming from someone obligated to say it, like a customer service employee. When it was from an old vet, like from one who fought in Vietnam or WWII, I instead felt undeserving.

Anyway, military worship is mostly an American thing and common with any super power. Granted, I saw a little of it in the UK, but none in Germany, Japan, or Kuwait.
14233 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / USA
Offline
Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/6/15
I've served my call of duty. I better be worshiped, I reached master prestige on Black Ops 2!
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.