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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:47 PM

We never call people who join the military to kill people insane

We call them heroes.

Ever think about that?

Don

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Reply We never call people who join the military to kill people insane (Original post)
NNN0LHI Jul 2012 OP
petronius Jul 2012 #1
femmocrat Jul 2012 #2
Zalatix Jul 2012 #4
leveymg Jul 2012 #3
ProgressiveProfessor Jul 2012 #5
cbrer Jul 2012 #6
Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2012 #7
Llewlladdwr Jul 2012 #8
IndyJones Jul 2012 #9
Lint Head Jul 2012 #10
Iggo Jul 2012 #11
tinymontgomery Jul 2012 #12
Nye Bevan Jul 2012 #13
MotherPetrie Jul 2012 #14
cliffordu Jul 2012 #22
11 Bravo Jul 2012 #15
braddy Jul 2012 #16
WillowTree Jul 2012 #17
MrSlayer Jul 2012 #18
flvegan Jul 2012 #19
cherokeeprogressive Jul 2012 #20
PavePusher Jul 2012 #21
cliffordu Jul 2012 #23
Skidmore Jul 2012 #24

Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:53 PM

1. If someone was motivated to join the military "to kill people," I will call them unbalanced

And I bet military people will call them that as well...

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:54 PM

2. Do you think that is their purpose for joining?

Really?

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:55 PM

4. No, but they know it's part of the job description.

 

ESPECIALLY in times of conflict, like right now.

And yes, a lot of soldiers do join, in times of conflict, looking for someone to shoot.

That is psychopathic.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:55 PM

3. Who is we?

Yes, the thought has occurred to some of us.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:58 PM

5. What percentage of the people joining the military are doing it for that reason?

Note that the psych evals are supposed to keep out those who joined for that reason

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:58 PM

6. I call bullshit on this.

 

Although there is a social tendency to collectively refer to members of the military as heroes, (esp. during a protracted conflict), I have personally witnessed soldiers being forced into psych. eval.s as well as removed from active, front line duty.

And the great majority of people who join the military aren't there to kill. Can you present any studious or statistical data that contains information about the percentage of "insane" people there are in the military?

I'm not putting this out there as a function of the majority, and the discussion of military members as "heroes" is a worthy one, but your blanket statement isn't accurate.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:59 PM

7. oh, please.

get real.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:06 PM

8. Do you know anything about the Military? NT

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:10 PM

9. People join the military for many reasons. Do you have statistics showing there are individuals who

join for the sole purpose of killing other people? I hope you're not trying to say that everyone who joins the military joins because they want to kill?

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:49 PM

10. The purpose of a military is to defend the country and wage war. Soldiers are trained to kill.

Some soldiers are trained to support the ones who kill. Some people join the military for economic reasons. As Mike Malloy and Thom Hartman say it is also a social welfare system because some join for the benefits. The purpose of the military is not to plant flowers and put on a social function for the neighbors. Just ask the weapons manufacturers if their produces are for hunting animals and target practice.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:50 PM

11. Yes, we do.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:57 PM

12. The only person I knew who joined to kill was

The only person I knew who joined to kill was this guy.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:58 PM

13. I've never met anyone who "joined the military to kill people".

Have you?

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 11:11 PM

14. Maybe you don't - I regularly call them BSC.

 

He's the universal soldier and he really is to blame.

Of course now it's she as well. I think women are especially out of their minds to join the military.

I despise and no, I do NOT support the troops.

They chose their beds. Let them lie in them.

Fools.

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:13 AM

22. Bless your little heart!

I hope you enjoy your stay at DU!



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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 11:14 PM

15. I spent the better part of 12 months in a combat zone, and I never met ANYONE ...

who joined up because they enjoyed killing people.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:06 AM

16. The fact is that wanting to KILL is what really gets you sent to the group W bench.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:39 AM

17. Let me guess. You were never in the military yourself.......right?

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:49 AM

18. The name's Francis Sawyer but everyone calls me psycho.

 

Any of you call me Francis……and I'll kill you.

And I don't like anybody touching my stuff. So keep your meat hooks off.

Any of you guys touch my stuff……and I'll kill you.

And I don't like anybody touching me. So if any of you…homos…touch me.……and I'll kill you.



All I know is I finally get to kill somebody.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:55 AM

19. How fucking dare you.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:00 AM

20. Nnnnnnnope.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:25 AM

21. You seem to have been here a long time.....

 

so I find it difficult to believe no-one has told you that you need to unfuck yourself prior to this, but if it is truely the case, let me be the first.

Please become geo-spatially challenged and attempt to de-fornicate your anatomy tout de fucking suite.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:16 AM

23. No, but I wish they'd reinstate the draft so

every smarmy halfwit could go see for themselves how realistic your bogus posit really is.

Ya know, we can all learn soooo much from a little personal research.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 04:10 AM

24. When my son was a teenager, he started talking about joining

the military and actually talked to a couple of recruiters from different branches. I sat him down and had a heart-to-heart with him. I made it clear that I would support him no matter what but he needed to think really hard about the fact that taking on a commitment like that had a dark side of agreeing to kill others on command. We talked a long time that night and I left him to consider what he wanted asking him to give thought to the act of taking someone else's life and how he would feel about doing so himself. I don't know whether it was attributable to that conversation or not, but a couple of months later he told me that he had decided not to join but had picked an area of study to pursue at the university.

I know my son and for all of the macho strutting he did as a young man, I never have believed he would intentionally hurt someone.

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