Friday, January 26, 2007


Support The Troops

Please tell me this is a joke. (Original source, Kevin Sites)

These men and women have signed up to protect their country. They have joined to do what they see as their patriotic duty, to defend the land that has given so much to them, that they might as well give a little back. They have joined to find some purpose and dedication in their life, so that they might know what they're going to do with the rest of it.

And what are they being told? "You're not going to succeed. You're not going to make something of yourself. We have trained you for this, and it is all that you are good for. We are your purpose, your only worthy purpose."

The really sick part of this is the ads that are currently running on TV. They feature teenagers who look like they're at the end of their high school careers, talking to their parents (represented by the camera) about enlisting in the military. They say that they want to do it so that they can get some purpose for their life. I don't suppose we'd get more soldiers if teeangers were told that, apparently, this is their purpose.

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