Why Are You Against The Military… I’m NOT!

I often get asked this question and just recently was asked something similar:

“Why are you so against the military”?

I just felt the need to clarify something.  I’m not “Against” the Military.

I’m really not “Against” many things at all.

I am against some of the policies that Military Personnel must follow.

I have many relatives in the military.

I know that the military attempts to recruit many lower class and minority people.

I’ve lost friends at war and have current family members serving overseas.

My grandfather was a decorated military officer and fought against the Nazi’s at one time.

I just don’t trust what GW Bush and those that are directly under him have lead us to believe sometimes.

I truly think peace in the world, could come with out military force.

When and how… that’s a whole different topic.

I don’t want people to think I’m against the military.

I’m just a suspicious buggah at times and so many military missions are so shrouded in secrecy that we the public don’t ever get to know what is really going on sometimes until many years later.

I have many friends and family members that have served, and I think some of them are the greatest citizens ever.

I know the military has shaped a few of my friends from High School from punks into productive members of society.

I have nothing against military personnel.  But if you were to ask me about their current commander in chief…. that’s a different story.

Maybe my attitude will change somewhat with the new Obama administration?

hippie

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One Response

  1. It’s a shame that due to the high levels of nationalism displayed by citizens and politicians in the US, you have to defend your position vis-a-vis the military. This comes up all the time where people have to restate that they are ‘patriots’ (which is a pointless concept/term anyway) and really love people in the military, but don’t like the policies etc. It’d be nice if in the future people can question the military and not be attacked as anti-military.

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