• http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

    It toughens you up to a degree. I mean wussing out of boot camp sure doesn’t make you a man either. If you do join don’t be a pussy and not make it because then you will hate yourself. I have seen that happen too. In a way it might make you think independently by reverse psychology. It gives a much more clear cut and dry view of the machine and the price of conformity etc. than being a civilian.

    But you might come to like it, the regimentation etc. What makes me laugh are all the born agains that are ga ga about the military and their sons joing up. As if cursing and hookers aren’t a big part of it, if not homosexuality.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001127049468 Andrew Kanninen

      Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

      • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

        Wish I had one. Maybe I should get one going!

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Remember that old skit from the original Saturday Night Live where Steve Martin played an intellectually precocious caveman trying to convince a brutal tribe of neanderthals to adopt civilization?
    John Belushi played a knuckle dragger with a serious underbite and one helluva grudge against Martin. He continually ridicules Martin for his obsession with numeracy, literacy and fire, instead of more manly pursuits.
    At length, after repeated attempts to tame these animals fail, Belushi catches on to the fact that while he and the lads have been out hunting sabre tooth tigres, Martin’s been back at the cave screwing all their women, and accordigly clubs him to death with a savage blow.
    I would still be Martin 10 times out of 10.

    • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

      I think R.Crumb wrote a comic about that.

  • echar

    The haunted look in his eyes says it all.

    • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

      Looks like he needs sleep.

      • echar

        Or a time machine to take away his past.

  • Hadrian999

    Both sides of this argument are sure to amuse

  • emperorreagan

    I’m a soldier for Jesus.

    • kowalityjesus

      be ready for the shrewdest, most unsuspected adversaries… mostly within yourself… using love as your ammunition.

      • emperorreagan

        Oh. On to plan B…not being a solider.

        • kowalityjesus

          lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001127049468 Andrew Kanninen

    The alternative is to live in a society made affluent by the proceeds of the supposed atrocities in question and consider yourself an incidental rather than direct beneficiary.

    • InaG

      FFL was here.

    • InaG

      FFL was here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001127049468 Andrew Kanninen

    The alternative is to live in a society made affluent by the proceeds of the supposed atrocities in question and consider yourself an incidental rather than direct beneficiary.

  • BuzzCoastin

    my old man grew up poor in rural amerika & joined the Navy during WW2
    he spent 30 years in the Navy
    in his stories about his experience
    they often lied to him, reneged on promises & when he finally became ill
    they tried to deny him his disability benefits
    when he died at 62
    he still loved Uncle Homeland & the Navy more than life itself

    musta been the brain washing

  • InaG

    bitch, puh-lease!

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