Monday, February 19, 2007

They Support The Troops Right?

More and more democrats are coming out with their true feelings for our men and women in the military. Here is another fine example:

Americas sacred soldiers: a pernicious myth

I believe history will record that a major contributor to the decline of America at the turn of the 21st century was the rise of a cult of the soldier. This cult is not a simple militaristic phenomenon that glories in the power of armed might. It is a strange sanctification of common soldiers. I know that this will be a profoundly unpopular diary, but the truth, as I see it, connects the sanctification of our soldiers with a long list of pernicious consequences. In the following discussion, I attempt to trace the origins of the American cult of the soldier and detail the negative implications.

What are the consequences of making soldiers sacred?

1. Anything that can be said to endanger our soldiers becomes a lever for political action. This is how Bush is ginning up a casus belli against Iran. THEY ARE ENDANGERING OUR SOLDIERS!

2. What the military wants, the military gets. You name it: F22, F35, V22, high-tech, low-tech, no-tech, working, junk, vaporware. OUR SOLDIERS DESERVE ONLY THE BEST!

3. Military sevice becomes a prerequisite for political office. HE/SHE UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING OUR SOLDIERS!

4. Perpetual conflict and low-intensity war become a norm. OUR SOLDIERS NEED COMBAT EXPERIENCE!

5. The civil sector is sacrificed to fund an ever increasing military establishment. WE CAN'T LET OUR SOLDIERS DOWN!

6. Criticism of the military becomes taboo. One bad joke at the expense of US soldiers ended Kerry's presidential hopes. INSULTING THE HONOR OF OUR SOLDIERS IS FORBIDDEN!

America has come to a strange and paradoxical place in history, where a cult of the soldier designed to serve past political goals has now taken on a powerful life of its own and is dragging the entire nation toward ruinous military adventures and unsustainable expenditures. Soldiers, whose standing armies were viewed with suspicion by America's founders, have become the focus of a powerful cult of glorification in America. Almost imperceptibly, our soldiers have become our masters, and we will all suffer for it.

Notice how what we understand as a given ie. giving our soldiers the funds and equipment they need this democrat sees a problem with it? I'd also like to see some proof from this rabid military hater of our founding fathers "suspicion" of standing armies.

Can we question their patriotism yet?

8 Comments:

Anonymous Blake said...

Daily Kos is at it again Every time I visit that site it becomes worse. Didn't think they could ever show this much hatred for the military that protects them. The poor misinformed bitches. Some day they will get their come uppance. In the meantime they will continually whimper and whine about anything patriotic.

February 19, 2007 6:50 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Ankoss mentions a strange sanctification of "common" soldiers and refers to the American "cult" of soldiers. There is nothing "common" about our soldiers and they surely are not a cult. A cult is a cohesive group devoted to beliefs or practices surrounding a religious culture of society, such as the Jim Jones situation. The word "cult" has a negative connotation and has been used to make our military seems less than desirable. Just something more to degrade these great men and women.

February 19, 2007 8:22 AM  
Blogger hashfanatic said...

If you animals would even show the slightest bit of compassion toward treating the wounded veterans we ALREADY have, allowing them to wallow in their own filth and not even draining their wounds, not to mention the plutonium, maybe we could trust you with our soldiers' lives...

With your miserable track record and penchant for screwing up everything you put your mitts on?

NOT A CHANCE.

February 20, 2007 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Each soldier will cover the back of the other. They would never be left alone to "wallow in their filth" as Hashfanatic said. Could it be that he is confusing this country with another? Perhaps the one from which he came?

February 22, 2007 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Bill said...

Hash, how do you come to such morbid conclusions of our treatment of our military personnel? How long were you in service and how many guys did you walk off and leave to fend for themselves? Were you out in the field, on the front lines? Were you a member of the medical staff in a veteran's hospital? Were you a patient there yourself? Just wondering what gave you such a wide field of expertise in this subject? Or is it just some left wing scheme to make the military look bad? You need some serious help man. Do you ever have a pleasant thought fleeting through that brain of yours? Have you ever had any pride in our military or had any appreciation for what they do for you and for America?

February 22, 2007 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Steffie said...

I have noticed that this guy called Hashfanatic constantly picks on the female responders. He doesn't seem to say much to the men. Oh well, different strokes for different folks.

February 22, 2007 10:12 AM  
Anonymous blake said...

A response by hashfantastic uses the word "YOU". Don't know who he means by "YOU". Not me. I support the veterans in every regard the same way I support the military in war. We have a new program to update care facilities for our veterans and that's good news. It's sad that it was not done earlier but now we will have appropriate facilities for our wounded men and women, after all they have given us a lot, and the ones who didn't return gave everything. It's my oinion that the military deserves the best of care. Buddy, if I was young enough to serve I would be right there with them. Can't imagine anyone who does not support the military.

February 22, 2007 12:14 PM  
Blogger hashfanatic said...

YOU neocon animals, led by Chucklenuts George W. Bush, were well aware of the conditions at Walter Reed for YEARS before this story broke and allowed multitudes of our fighting men and women to die of their wounds to protect the public image of your noble cause...

FOR SHAME.

Frankly, you neocons can't be entrusted to watch over a vetenarian's pen.

You hate America, and you hate real working Americans.

February 24, 2007 11:39 PM  

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