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Fri Oct 30, 2015, 03:31 PM

People are being sent into Syria, not boots. Fu k depersonalizing people

Last edited Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:20 PM - Edit history (2)

I really hate the depersonalization of people in the military. They aren't "boots" but people. A boot is an article of clothing. What is being put into Syria is not articles of clothing but people will are sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, dads, moms, etc.

Fuck this "sending boots" bullshit. They are sending PEOPLE who can get injured, maimed, killed, psychologically traumatized by being out into situations where they do awful things to other people.

They should not be allowed to minimalist it by calling them "boots,".



These are people in special ops.



These are boots.

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Reply People are being sent into Syria, not boots. Fu k depersonalizing people (Original post)
uppityperson Oct 2015 OP
demmiblue Oct 2015 #1
uppityperson Oct 2015 #6
grahamhgreen Oct 2015 #2
uppityperson Oct 2015 #5
David__77 Oct 2015 #3
KamaAina Oct 2015 #4
smirkymonkey Oct 2015 #7

Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 03:34 PM

1. Speak it! n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:42 PM

6. Thank you. It is about people, not articles of clothing. People doing things, risking lives of peop

Unless I totally misunderstood and they are dropping clothing.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 03:39 PM

2. I agree we should reframe and use a different term - perhaps 'folks' since Obama uses that often.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:21 PM

5. Folks is a good term to designate people.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 03:51 PM

3. Thanks.

There are indeed people being sent. "Special forces are being depleted, including 30-40 people."

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 04:00 PM

4. Give 'em a...

 

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 08:05 PM

7. That phrase always bothered me too.

Thanks for posting.

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