This a opinion is a bit too harsh and radical for me, but I agree to a certain extent. Certainly, Peace Corps should be getting more of the funding that’s being wastefully spent in the military. I still have sympathy for soldiers, though, because many were young when they joined—and I still believe veterans deserve care. However, I don’t agree with the seemingly whimsical manner in which people join up and gov’t deploys. And, yeah, they still opted for a life choice which is likely to ask them to kill people, often innocent civilians.
I think the major reason I’m reblogging this is because it reminded me of when I was watching Baker Boys, a documentary on deployed soldiers, last night. Several of the guys featured made statements which irked me. They said they were bored because no one had been shooting at them lately and that they just wished they could have a chance to shoot their gun. They admitted to joining because they thought it would be fun to go off and kill the “bad guy.”
Hearing ignorant, apathetic perspectives like that seriously make me so fucking sad. And I really think that most American soldiers believe that crap.
Reblogging for commentary, also I do agree with this image to some extent.