Fort Knox by Paul Jon

Fort Knox

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 3 years ago

    That’s right. EVERY day is Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day.

  2. RogueLeader

    RogueLeader said, over 3 years ago

    If you can’t get behind our troops, feel free to get in front of them.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    While I agree that the troops deserve respect, and I know I risk getting slammed here, I am not a fan of the glorification of the military. It is necessary that we have one, but I’m sorry they are used far too often for unjust ends. Since World War II, we haven’t really had much in the way of justifiable war. Too often, we invade places we shouldn’t for reasons that are not the defense of the nation from attack. Moreover, with a completely professional army, we have created a separate class of people who have little to do with the rest of the country. In the earliest days of the US, all able-bodied men were required to be part of a militia, much like Switzerland’s system. I’m beginning to think this was a wiser system than all-professional. Professional military go into it for a multitude of reasons, not all of which are “service.” For many, it’s all about career or getting skills to use in another job, or for some, just because they like blowing stuff up (one vet said this in an interview when asked why he had signed up). My pint isn’t that the military is bad…. just that the glorification of it is not always good. Last thing: we often forget that there are other equally valid and important ways to serve that don’t involve war. Teaching is one of the most important, for example.

  4. treesareus

    treesareus said, over 3 years ago

    Dittos John. People like cdward are the ones that enjoy the fruits of other people’s labor and then comment that the “other people” don’t deserve their rewards for that labor.

  5. David B

    David B said, over 3 years ago

    Those of us that returned from Vietnam can attest that the treatment they are receiving now is much better than what we got.

  6. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago


    That’s just it. While, as I said, I fully honor those who have fought to protect us, especially those who fought in WW II, that is different from what we have been doing for much of the last fifty years. Vietnam vets, many of whom were drafted, were treated shamefully, and I have never condoned that. What I was saying was that there are many equally valid ways of serving, yet often we talk as if the only valid service is military. When political policy often dictates that the military is the aggressor rather than the defender, it’s hard to be terribly encouraged. Now, what exactly have I gained – what am I enjoying by our invasion of, say, Iraq? That hasn’t contributed to our security one bit.

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