anti military in school




 
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Boots
 
June 9th, 2004  
OpsSpec04
 

Topic: anti military in school


Lately with the end of the year coming closer, some people who are totaly anti-military and government are talking alot of trash about the military and stuff, and I don't know how to really handle it. And they are only running their mouths when I'm near. Is there anything I can do to get it off my mind...I'm not one of those people who can just let things roll off their back...not when I care too much about it. And I'm really like.....for the military ... obviously, otherwise I wouldn't have enlisted. But..anyways...I just don't know what I can say to tell them that the media is never right and they need to be more respectful to me. They can have their opinion, and I'll defend their right to say it, just as long as they don't go saying it just because I'm around. I don't know...tell me what you think. thanks
June 9th, 2004  
GUNNER
 
They are only doing it to see you get mad buddy, if you give in to it and tell them off they win, it would make me mad too but they will only find humour in it if you show them your mad, just try and ignor them really, sorry that's all the advice i have


GUNNER
June 9th, 2004  
soldierzhonor
 
 
as long as its talking, just keep in your mind that soldiers gave them that right of freedom of speech. To do anything would basically blow away that freedom. Its understandable bro but its their right. I would love to be within arms reach of someone burning an American flag...but even as disgraceful as it is...its their right.
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Boots
June 9th, 2004  
Pogue
 
shrug it off. I have to go to class in uniform on certain days, and I've been spit on, called all sorts of names...but you can't do anything. You stoop to their level, and you're just as bad as them.
June 9th, 2004  
Devil_Dog17
 
what makes me sick is what they did to those returning from vietnam call them fascists and pigs. Most who went liked the war just as much as the hippies but knew that when your country needs you even if you dont agree its your duty to fight.
June 9th, 2004  
czarninakid
 
 
Those clowns are just broadcasting the fact that their bellies are as yellow as the streak that runs down their backs in place of a spine.I went through pretty much the same when I wore my uniform when traveling and even when I wore it to Midnight Mass one Christmas at my father's request. A former classmate tried to put me down but I was amazed at the support that came from the parrishiners that were in ear shot of her remarks.Wear those blues as proudly as I always did. USNVietnam and Cold War Vet.
June 9th, 2004  
Desert Blossom
 
I remember when I was in highschool I had a lot of friends who were into the whole "punk" thing where they thought it was cool to hate the govt and the military. They gave me a hard time about joining the military but I would just say "Atleast you'll be able to sleep safe at night."

We fight for their right to put us down and talk crap. Remember that! Everyone in the military has had their fair share of people like that and when I come in contact with someone like that I simply smile and walk away.
June 9th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
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Originally Posted by Pogue
and I've been spit on,
Actually if someone spits on you intentionally, that falls under the category of an assault, so feel free to restrain their happy asses for awhile. Learned that one from COPS.

By and large, it's pretty good around here as far as respect for the military goes, with just a few junior hippies mouthing off and acting out their hippie hero fantasies of telling the man off or some such bull (Pogue, I had a bum spit at me once, now that's a dang NBC attack ). But like czar said, they're showing their yellow sides, I've seen a couple folks that were yelling and screaming at me when I was in uniform, but when I walk by them every other day in civvies you could hear a mouse whisper. I think it's the same mentality behind yelling "pigs" at cops and the like, they know that nothing will happen to them, but they get a rush out of it, kind of like a hippie rollercoaster.
June 9th, 2004  
Pollux
 
Yeah i know that. Its the same here. In some cities like Frankfurt or Berlin if you wear your uniform ouside the base, you`ll get spit, insulted as nazi or even be beaten up.....
During my first year in the army two comrades from my platoon were beaten up by a gang of russians outside a club on friday evening.
Next week the whole platoon showed up and had a "serious talk" to that gang.
Next morning when our commanding officer saw out little injuries like black eyes and so on, it rained penalies for the whole platoon.
But they werent so hard, and after that he asked us if won a least...
The whole platoon answered with a "jawohl herr hauptmann"
he smiled, said "well done guys" to us and walked off......
June 10th, 2004  
OpsSpec04
 
Thanks for all the suggestions....it means alot to hear those things from you guys!!!