Anonymous asked:Why don't you feel sorry for military families turning to welfare to buy food?
I feel bad for any children involved but I’ll never have sympathy for soliders
wait? why not?
My dad worked on the ship as a Navy doctor…I get a lot of the hate for the super neo-nazis who enter the force just to kill and are insane, but what about those who didn’t kill anyone? It’s the only, ONLY option my dad had he worked as a nurse…then he became an actual nurse and is now working at a very prestige firm. I don’t understand why people hate ALL of the military, but I understand where a lot of it comes from.
I’m not sure if Jocelyn had a bad experience with people in the military or if she hasn’t had much first hand experience with men/women in the military but I’m confused. There are a grip of people who join the military to pay for school, get a head start in their careers, or just simply to have a reliable source of income.
Knowing that the government is paying these people pennies on the dollar to work ridiculous hours, spend countless months away from family with little contact, and possibly die on the job is really upsetting for me. None of that sounds sweet.
90% of the deaths in Iraq were civilians I don’t care about anyone’s excuse at least 90% of the armed forces are scum to me
I have a feeling that you don’t fully understand the inner workings of the various branches though. If that’s truly how you perceive the military to operate then I implore you to do a bit more research. For you to assume 90% of the US military is out here ransacking civilians of other countries is such a stretch Jocelyn.
I don’t know and I really don’t care
This is why I don’t fuck with tumblr SJ. People on this website will go 100% out of their way - with personal anecdotes to incite unwarranted sympathy, no less - to justify imperialistic presence or belittle the damage done on foreign soil by perpetual occupational siege.
Are you really so daft to think that killing someone is the only way to oppress them? That’s about as fucking stupid as saying the only type of racial profiling that’s harmful to black youth is the type of where they end up dead.
How about the continuous house raids that people in Afghanistan are subjected to? How about the frequent profiling of innocent children that results in them being patted down and invasively suspected for weapons, because after all, they are terror spawn- according to some nationalist media personnel. How about those same military doctors you’re referencing who are conscripted to Guantanamo and regularly torture and force inmates into degrading acts? How about women who are sexually assaulted by soldiers? For people who regularly reference the continuous rapes that women in the military go through, you seem to be curiously negligent of how occupied women go through the same, if not more.
How about the fact that people just don’t want intruders on their fucking land? How about the very idea of military personnel situating themselves in nations for the sole purpose of expanding global superpower hegemony and extraction of resources is harmful? It seems like a fairly simple concept, yet its lost on you all.
If you don’t understand that regardless of whether entire nations are being “ransacked” by each individual military personality, being a soldier constitutes as an extra body in upholding an empire that has had the leading hand in destruction and despair for various regions across the world for almost a century, you’re the fucking problem and enabler, not Jocelyn.
Also, it is no longer true that the poor disproportionately serve in the US armed forces. In fact, the opposite is true and has been since at least 1999.
This perception is a relic of the draft-which was biased against working class men who couldn’t afford a college education and thus were forcibly enlisted. Most contemporary studies that find a correlation between SES & military enrollment use a measure that asks if one has ever served in the military (thus not distinguishing between current military members & veterans of previous eras). See the discussion section of this article for an example: http://surface.syr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=soc
Fuck, I’d rather starve and live on the street than support the US’s international death machine.
The only good soldiers are repentant ones.