“Who cares if a soldier gets shot they get paid sop thanking them for their service”
“They get paid they do their job they come home why should we support them?”
My nephew is a marine, when he graduated almost 3 years ago some members of his graduating class were sent straight to Afghanistan. Statistically there is a high chance they’ll be dead in their first month! During the Vietnam War many soldiers died within 24 hours of arriving in country.
my nephew when he graduated Parris Island was making less than a cashier at Mc Donald’s, after tax and his job could kill him.
Since bush sent us into a war with the wrong two countries (none of the 9/11 high jackers were Afghani or Iraqi they were in fact mostly from the Arab emirates) almost 10,000 of our youngest and bravest have died over 160,000 have been wounded and more than 30,000 of those are permanently disabled many having lost multiple limbs.
Even after surviving sometimes as many as 10 tours in this disgusting war and coming home technically at least in one piece, 22 of our finest commit suicide every day because of PTSD and another dozen who are still in country kill themselves, all for less than what a McDonalds cashier earns?
So to the deniers and naysayers who think they do nothing special, do you realize the team who took down Osama bin-laden were on average before tax making less than $40,000 a year on average half what a garbage worker in New York makes?
I’m sick and tired of everyone who says “They knew the risk” “they get paid” You don’t serve for the money, you serve for the honor and dedication to your country, your family, your flag, you serve because you believe “if you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem” serving his country has made my nephew a man his family can look up to.
So many come home in a wheelchair or with lost limbs and the worst treatment received is by those with unseen closed head injuries and PTSD. They are treated like they are making it up, they wait months to be evaluated(upto 40 months) and they are pushed into a broken VA system.
So while you sit on a couch in your mothers basement, unemployed and the only realm you defend is in dungeons and dragons, and the only pride you have is your bobble head collection. You get off on being the toughest person ever on a keyboard, remember you can do that because the greatest generation stopped japan from coming past pearl harbor and beat the germans ineurope and stopped the holocaust.
Well as a transgender veteran friend of mine has on her t-shirt “we serve so you have the right hate us” You have the freedom to be nothing and live home with mom and dad forever flaming people you’ve never met, because our military stands in harm’s way every single day of your life.
But QUID PRO QOU ,when they come back broken and hurt and needing support, it’s your turn to get off your ass tell your congressmen give them what they need . Stop taking funding from them and most of all unless you have the guts to enlist and go in harm’s way yourself shut the fuck up with the condemnation.
When you denigrate the soldier you denigrate those who love them, because as a famous marine general “chesty puller” once wisely said “Those who wait for those who serve also serve”
The 25th of April in my native Australia is ANZAC day, a day we remember and honor all who served and especially those who paid the ultimate price, but shouldn’t we really honor them every day?
They don’t get paid enough, it’s not just a job and you bet your ass they’re your responsibility as a nation when they come home saying “thank you for your service “ is nice but actions always speak louder than words.
So to the loudmouth on Facebook the other day, I’m from a proud marine family ,you have the right to be a loudmouth because people like our nephew to quote Franky goes to holly wood ”keep the vampires from your door”