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    And here is another "Superior Intellect" that is sick of being ignored!!!



    Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:28 AM
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    Soldiers Are Not Heroes

    By Harry Paterson

    You might need to sit down for this one. Ready? OK, here goes…

    Soldiers aren’t heroes. There. Shocking, eh? Well, consider this; the army, like any organisation comprising hundreds of thousands of men and women, will contain almost as many different types as there are people. There will be the diligent and the lazy, the honest and the deceitful, the brave and the cowardly and the humane and the pitiless. They can’t all be heroes, you know. Not even all the dead ones.Now I don’t know about you, but I’m sick to the back teeth of the emotional blackmail with which we are daily assaulted. Appeals to ‘Support Our Boys’ everywhere you look and every poor, duped and brainwashed unit of working-class cannon fodder, unfortunate enough to step on an IED in Helmand Province, virtually elevated to Sainthood. Even the BBC, laughably dubbed Bolsheviks Broadcasting Communism by the more unhinged and bellicose of our gin-soaked Colonels and their twin-set and pearl-adorned wives, seems to have turned itself into the Department of War Propaganda with never so much as a hint that there might exist, out there in the country in which it purports to report, an alternative view. I’d even bet it was a majority view, too, by now.

    I’m also more than a little sick of the accusing and outraged responses my articulating of such sentiments provokes. There is, currently, no army anywhere on the face of the planet fighting for me or to keep me and mine safe. I wasn’t asked if I wanted UK troops in Afghanistan and I’m certainly not stupid enough to believe that now they are there, they’re fighting to protect my family and yours. Oh sure, there will be some soldiers, maybe even many, who believe that’s what they’re doing but, back in the real world, most of us know the real reason they are there is to secure and then protect by force cynical Western interests revolving, mainly, around resources and geopolitical influence in the region. By that, of course, I mean largely American interests, to which we become ever more subordinate.Frankly, Afghanistan and the UK’s ongoing involvement there makes me angrier than I’ve been for a long time and I resent the frothing, rabid, racist idiots, drunk on blind patriotism and the bullshit dripping from the state’s propaganda tit. Expressly designed, of course, to keep the stupid proles docile, compliant and on-message. You sup if you want to but count me out.

    Now I’m no wild-eyed, army-hating pacifist. I’m privileged to know some fine human beings who have served in the British Army. One, in particular, spending an eventful career involved in incidents that will definitely not be subjected to public scrutiny any time soon. Interestingly enough, though, they all seem to have a far clearer and much more accurate understanding of the motivations underpinning the UK’s military excursions than those who support them. Motives, they would assure you, which have nothing whatsoever to do with noble concepts like freedom, democracy and philanthropy.

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    Bloody wanker.
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    Liberalism Is The Philosophy Of The Stupid

    To Achieve Ordered Liberty You Must Have Moral Order As Well

    The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
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    What a F***ing tool. We should deport his ass to Afghanistan or Iraq, and see what he thinks then.
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    Heroism comes in many forms, all of them completely alien to trough-feeding DemonRat Pigressives.

    It counts for something that you gave your country that blank check on your life, fortune, and sacred honor even if it never has to be cashed in.
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    I think the author would be disappointed to find out that soldiers themselves don't like to be looked up as heroes either.

    If you come into this profesion of arms looking to become a hero you either quickly become disillusioned dead or both.

    My initial reaction to the article had to do more with the messenger shoving his dislike for how the majorithy of America wiews us than his view that we're not heroes.

    Because while by and large myself and others don't view ourselves as a hero...neither to we like to have assclowns like this tell us how much we don't deserve that status.
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    Liberalism Is The Philosophy Of The Stupid

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    The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
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    Well-put, Tex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    I think the author would be disappointed to find out that soldiers themselves don't like to be looked up as heroes either.

    If you come into this profesion of arms looking to become a hero you either quickly become disillusioned dead or both.

    My initial reaction to the article had to do more with the messenger shoving his dislike for how the majorithy of America wiews us than his view that we're not heroes.

    Because while by and large myself and others don't view ourselves as a hero...neither to we like to have assclowns like this tell us how much we don't deserve that status.
    Kipling said it best:

    Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
    Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap;
    An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
    Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
    Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?"
    But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
    The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
    O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.

    We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
    But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
    An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
    Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
    While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind",
    But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind,
    There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
    O it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind.
    --Odysseus
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    I think the author would be disappointed to find out that soldiers themselves don't like to be looked up as heroes either.

    If you come into this profesion of arms looking to become a hero you either quickly become disillusioned dead or both.

    My initial reaction to the article had to do more with the messenger shoving his dislike for how the majorithy of America wiews us than his view that we're not heroes.

    Because while by and large myself and others don't view ourselves as a hero...neither to we like to have assclowns like this tell us how much we don't deserve that status.
    I agree.

    His first couple of sentences were unpc truths then he went totally off the chain.
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post




    And our DUmmie friends are quick to jump on the bandwagon, after all, it's anti-American so it's good!!!
    I'm not sure I was ever instructed on exactly what "hero" means, but I have never understood it being applied to anyone who hadn't done something heroic. Referring to someone as "my hero" was a literary usage with a touch of comic exaggeration. When a soldier/vet was described as a "war hero" it was usually followed with some justification, ie "Joseph Mumford died at Manor Care Home, he was 63. A decorated war hero, he distinguished himself in the Ardennes and subsequently at ..... "

    When a firefighter was described as a hero it was for running into a burning building, not for washing the truck.

    Sports figures are not heros in my book.

    I've always thought that "served with honor" was a good description for those to whom the expression would apply.
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