I know. I know. I was fed the same propaganda from gradeschool on. "Brave men and women are dying for my right to eat happy meals and be a smug american." The more I learn about world history the stronger I feel that war is completely unnecessary and US presence in other countries is unwarranted and a waste of American taxpayer money. War is a business, a damn profitable one for certain important people. I think it is horrible the way vulnerable young americans are convinced that they are honor or duty bound to risk their lives not for our country but for our corrupt government and their corporate agenda. I'm so irritated at all the sappy commercials where a soldier surpises their family member by coming home unexpectedly and all is mushy and sentimental. This storyline is meant to pull at your heartstrings and disguise the fact that the soldier abandoned his/her responsibilities at home to be a contract killer for the government. If the soldier is lucky enough to make it home after their asinine assignment of corraling innocent brown people they will likely have significant mental trauma and never be the same again, making their choice to abandon their family permanent. On top of that I'm supposed to tip my hat and salute to every uniform I see. "Gawd bless our troops, y'all!" Fuck that. Your attire alone does not convinve me you are a person worthy of my blind respect and gratuity. Your decision to wear that uniform is not community service. You are actively employeed. If my husband told me he was joining the armed forces I would divorce him. His decision to sign his life over to government is far worse than being served divorce papers, in my opinion.
To be clear. I don't hate American soldiers. I value human life more than some silly political agenda. Tell the troops to quit, go home to their families. I'm willing to bet WW3 won't break out.