Go back and read my statements and point out where I said this.
Go ahead I will wait.
In the meantime, in the context of every one of my statements, I was talking in terms of bringing them on the level of every other job that you believe doesn't get respected enough.
I mean you said it enough, regular difficult jobs don't get any respect, so one of two things have to happen. You give veterans less respect or you respect other jobs more.
So where have I said you can't respect other jobs more than you do now? 99% of my posts have been that you shouldn't respect veterans less, because other professions being difficult do not devalue these jobs in the military.
Reading comprehension for the win. Amiright?
As for the "what have you done for me lately" aspect of your posts. Let me ask you, if I said that our veterans who were in the active military very recently were fighting and working for the interests of our country as a whole, and deserve our thanks. What would be your response?
Oh I am sorry I interrupted your circle jerk of who pisses you off more. Such an enthralling "discussion".
Holy man! You said as much on this same fucking page!!!
I am criticizing his <my> point that these people aren't deserving of our respect because they haven't done anything lately thats worthy of it
You are criticizing the imaginary point that vets aren't deserving of our respect. I've never said we shouldn't respect them. AGAIN, your apology is accepted.
I was going to edit out the rest of the comments, but in your post, you are effectively outing yourself for boldly lying about what I said, and trying to walk your comments back, or all of the sudden offer context (since apparently directly quoting me and replying wasn't contextual enough for you to state these caveats on any earlier reply).
Personally, I'm very opposed to the current wars. I know one thing, they damn sure aren't fighting for my freedom. A current enlistee, with other viable career options present, electing to enlist now, is basically saying they want to go to war. That's a fascinating choice to make, considering the last time a less popular war took place, it was in Vietnam, with a bunch of kids pulled out of America through the draft.
If you enlist during a war, it's fair to say at the very least you tacitly approve of the war, while it would be pretty easy to argue you entirely support the war. So am I thankful of the recent vets going to Iraq and Afghanistan? No, not at all. I think it was a bad decision IF they had other career options present. Do I respect them as individuals for doing an undesirable job? Sure. Just as much as doctors without borders, charity/aid workers in war torn and dangerous areas, and others in similar situations.
Yah msut and I agree politically on so much. I was just bracing for the popshot. It had been too long. Der, der, der.
Edited by berzirk, 15 April 2013 - 01:39 AM.