Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Heroes and Baby-Killers
We seem to whipsaw back and forth about our military. When I got out, we were baby killers. Now, anyone who wears a uniform is labelled a hero.
We have to get a grip here folks. Like it or not, a military is composed of an overwhelming majority of just plain folk. Just doing their job.
There are small minoritiy of personnel who fall under the hero classification.
There is also a small minority of folks who fall under the baby-killer classification.
In a real sense, the adoration of the military that is occurring now is actually more worrisome to me than the crap I went through when I got out. Men on white horses come out of societies where the military is put on a pedestal.
I wonder when the pendulum will reverse course. If it doesn't we may find out how history usually stores peoples who place too much faith in the military.
I can wear one of these. So don't give me any shit...I have earned my right to an opinion.
at 8:16:00 AM