Navy SEALs and Manhood = Magical thinking?




 
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March 21st, 2012  
whythulc
 

Topic: Navy SEALs and Manhood = Magical thinking?


This is interesting... The author is saying that we have fooled ourselves into thinking that if we create a bunch of Rambos that everything will work out for our side in the end.

This isn't so much an attack on the troops themselves as much as I think it is someone saying that maybe we need to think more longer term and less blind super heroes.

What do you think?

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-c...ical-thinking/
March 21st, 2012  
42RM
 
I'd say he's full of ****.
And Special Forces are not blind superheroes but talented soldiers with wide range of competences.
March 21st, 2012  
headwards
 
I think he has said Americans are naieve and arrogant- perhaps by accident.
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March 25th, 2012  
Abbadon2012
 
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that if we create a bunch of Rambos that everything will work out for our side in the end.
Once, I heard a quote "Today's Spec Op soldier is more James Bond than Rambo'...

Perhaps there's some truth to that. Modern SEALs, Rangers, etc...are trained in electronics, linguistics, all sorts of things that don't necessarily go 'BANG'.
March 26th, 2012  
42RM
 
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Originally Posted by Abbadon2012
Once, I heard a quote "Today's Spec Op soldier is more James Bond than Rambo'...

Perhaps there's some truth to that. Modern SEALs, Rangers, etc...are trained in electronics, linguistics, all sorts of things that don't necessarily go 'BANG'.
Nothing new under the sun. Same during WWII.
March 26th, 2012  
muscogeemike
 
"Somehow these images tend to exclude the father, the husband, the guy who actually reads books and has feelings."

This has me PO'd - nearly all the men I knew in special ops were fathers, husbands, read books and had fellings. He makes us sound like robots.