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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 12:17 PM
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28. They are not qualified to be anything more than a drone...
until they have gained experience and understanding of the life they have undertaken. They are kids. Some will grow up fast and others may take more time. Some will be leaders and others will be followers. Some will be leaders qualified to lead and others not. (Senator McCain definitely not qualified.)

Some will graduate from being a drone and some will continue to be drones or not fully evolved from the drone stage.

These kids have not gained the life experiences that will make them a full human being that knows their responsibilities and comprehension of life. They are not the cream of the crop as some make them out to be. They are the cream of the crop of those that applied and were accepted. Even then there will always be bad apples just like in any group of people. ie law enforcement, medical, education, government, religion, charity, etc.

It does take courage in most cases for these kids to go to West Point knowing the future it entails. But not all of them do because they have courage. There are a few that do it because of stupidity or other reasons that may not be in their control. It is also easier for kids to have courage at their age.

With all that said. I hope all of the West Point cadets turn out to be fine outstanding citizens and perform admirably in their duties in the military.
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  -West Point Cadets React to the President's Speech Clio the Leo  Dec-02-09 08:17 AM   #0 
  - Well-meaning as they may be, they're drones.  MercutioATC   Dec-02-09 08:22 AM   #1 
  - Nice way to shit on our men and women of the armed services.  phleshdef   Dec-02-09 08:23 AM   #2 
  - Are you illiterate or do you simply lack reasoning skills?  MercutioATC   Dec-02-09 08:29 AM   #4 
  - Being a west point graduate doesn't make one a drone. Only a coward would say something like that.  phleshdef   Dec-02-09 08:37 AM   #5 
  - OK How about they are brainwashed? I think that's more accurate.  Better Believe It   Dec-02-09 08:44 AM   #7 
  - I see. It's illiteracy.  MercutioATC   Dec-02-09 08:46 AM   #8 
  - Only a pissy little keyboard warrior coward would talk such shit about our west point service people  phleshdef   Dec-02-09 08:54 AM   #9 
     - OK, so it's a military fetish.  MercutioATC   Dec-02-09 09:03 AM   #10 
     - Its respect for people who are obviously braver than you, but keep on typing.  phleshdef   Dec-02-09 11:28 AM   #15 
        - How many military academy students have you personally known?  MercutioATC   Dec-02-09 11:50 AM   #20 
           - You don't have to make shit up about your personal life to make an argument.  phleshdef   Dec-02-09 12:05 PM   #24 
              - 3 cousins (a lot of my family is military)...but m'kay, you're apparently just an asshole.  MercutioATC   Dec-02-09 12:08 PM   #26 
     - So will you enlist? To not become "a pissy little keyboard warrior coward"?  Duende azul   Dec-02-09 10:35 AM   #13 
     - I don't have to, I show respect for the ones that have. I back up what I say with my respect.  phleshdef   Dec-02-09 11:29 AM   #16 
        - Ah, I get it. You have other priorities.  Duende azul   Dec-02-09 01:43 PM   #43 
        - If you are so offended by his sentiment  spiritual_gunfighter   Dec-02-09 02:07 PM   #45 
     - I'm not gonna add anything special to this discussion. I love the phrase "keyboard warrior".  vaberella   Dec-02-09 09:37 PM   #52 
  - It does make them obedient.  tekisui   Dec-02-09 10:54 AM   #14 
  - They didn't just NOT speak against, but they spoke FOR, they don't have to speak one way...  phleshdef   Dec-02-09 11:30 AM   #17 
     - Not a failed point.  tekisui   Dec-02-09 11:33 AM   #18 
        - They said way more than needed so yea, still failed, miserably failed, pathetically...  phleshdef   Dec-02-09 12:04 PM   #22 
           - Whatever, dude.  tekisui   Dec-02-09 12:06 PM   #25 
  - They are not qualified to be anything more than a drone...  LiberalFighter   Dec-02-09 12:17 PM   #28 
  - So anyone who follows it's countries laws are drones?  MidwestRick   Dec-02-09 12:54 PM   #38 
  - "My role is not to advocate policy but to execute it."  spoony   Dec-02-09 09:14 AM   #12 
  - No, they are being USED by public affairs. They are under orders to support the  ShortnFiery   Dec-02-09 12:28 PM   #32 
  - Um, no. There is no consensus on the war in the Army, and probably not among its cadets. nt  Captain Hilts   Dec-02-09 08:44 AM   #6 
  - they are young, proud and willing to do their best for the country.  roguevalley   Dec-03-09 01:57 AM   #55 
  - Take that Dick Cheney.  democrat_patriot   Dec-02-09 08:28 AM   #3 
  - That's way beyond the call of being "a drone".  Cha   Dec-02-09 12:24 PM   #30 
  - I laughed last night when Chris Matthews said the cadets and especially  chelsea0011   Dec-02-09 09:13 AM   #11 
  - tweety getting it wrong..I wonder if he'll read these  Cha   Dec-02-09 12:26 PM   #31 
  - They are mind conditioned and physically trained warriors. I would expect this would be their  avaistheone1   Dec-02-09 11:33 AM   #19 
  - And what do you say about those in the military who don't support the deployment?  Clio the Leo   Dec-02-09 12:03 PM   #21 
     - I would say they are patriots for the most part.  avaistheone1   Dec-02-09 12:15 PM   #27 
  - Hard to gauge opinions of military people by what they say to the media.  burning rain   Dec-02-09 12:05 PM   #23 
  - Wake up! There are plenty of DEMOCRATS serving on AD within the military.  ShortnFiery   Dec-02-09 12:34 PM   #34 
     - The minority of Democrats in the military keep their mouths shut in mixed company.  burning rain   Dec-02-09 12:40 PM   #36 
        - Newsflash: I'm a liberal and there hasn't been a day of my life that I have not legally  ShortnFiery   Dec-02-09 01:09 PM   #39 
           - You're vastly outnumbered by the military's foaming-at-the-mouth right-wingers...  burning rain   Dec-02-09 01:27 PM   #42 
              - Yes, but my larger point is that WE do exist. To flatly stereo-type all troops ...  ShortnFiery   Dec-02-09 03:54 PM   #48 
                 - I didn't say all.  burning rain   Dec-02-09 04:46 PM   #49 
                    - OK, understood.  ShortnFiery   Dec-02-09 07:46 PM   #50 
                       - Shoot to kill! Drive on! Hoo-ah!  burning rain   Dec-02-09 09:30 PM   #51 
  - In your face tweety.  Cha   Dec-02-09 12:20 PM   #29 
  - WTF! This isn't competition with the M$M, these are our youth being used as PROPS  ShortnFiery   Dec-02-09 12:30 PM   #33 
     - WTF on your continuing fucking hysteria.  Cha   Dec-02-09 12:41 PM   #37 
        - Yes, when I disagree with you and your unilateral cheer-leading in support ...  ShortnFiery   Dec-02-09 01:14 PM   #40 
           - No one needs to label your just is.  Cha   Dec-02-09 02:13 PM   #46 
              - You just negated your original argument.  ShortnFiery   Dec-02-09 03:44 PM   #47 
                 - Nothing makes any sense to you.  Cha   Dec-02-09 09:39 PM   #53 
                    - Game Over - Try again.  ShortnFiery   Dec-02-09 09:40 PM   #54 
  - Who would've guessed that military recruits would be gung ho and easily swayed by rhetoric?  Romulox   Dec-02-09 12:36 PM   #35 
  - Not only that "Pointers" are also under the UCMJ and can NOT openly criticize the President by LAW.  ShortnFiery   Dec-02-09 01:19 PM   #41 
  - What a surprise ... they were just part of the 'staging'...props.  SaveOurDemocracy   Dec-02-09 01:55 PM   #44 

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