Why Do Citizens Look Down On the Military?

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Why Do Citizens Look Down On the Military?

Postby Riley » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:20 am

Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus.

"Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran. Maschek, 28, had bravely stepped up to the mike Tuesday at the meeting to issue an impassioned challenge to fellow students on their perceptions of the military.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manh ... 7vXAiAQfSN

These young people are the future of the USA? Scary thought and their behavior is disturbing to say the least. If they don't like the military that is their right and it's brave people like Anthony Maschek that make sure they keep that right. Soldiers died far from home to protect the freedom Americans, Canadians, British, Australians etc enjoy today. They don't deserve to have their memories treated in such a manner. Freedom of speech is a beautiful thing unless you abuse it and treat others in such a disturbing way.

If they don't want to enter the military it's their right but don't attack those that do. How can they truly understand the military when they don't want to listen and attack those that try to discuss the issue with them? If you want your voices to be heard, you have to be prepared to hear the opposing view. They labeled this brave young man a racist, what do they call the terrorists? I for one would like to know.

Unfortunately, as history has shown the students view is nothing new. When these men and women return from war some are treated horribly, Most support them while overseas, but when the return the opposite is true. They become invisible, some civilians want to forget what the soldiers sacrificed for their country.

Why does that keep happening? It's a good question and I have yet to hear an answer that could truly explain why people are still doing this. You love them when they are protecting you and when their jobs are done, you toss them aside and forget them until you need them again. What will you do if a time comes and they are no longer there? That is a question they don't want to face or answer.

Back to the original question: Why do Citizens look down on the Military? I don't think there is one answer to that question. Too many opinions and all lead to tearing down the soldiers instead of engaging the Government and trying to change things. It's easier for them to attack the messenger then the one who sent them.
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Re: Why Do Citizens Look Down On the Military?

Postby Ron » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:26 pm

It's pretty standard for the public to hate its Vets. After the Civil War the hate pretty much started. The public didn't like seeing the maimed and there was the drug addiction of the wounded. Most of the public thinks if a soldier is killed or wounded, they asked for it. Officials among the VA and military have even exclaimed that it would be better if the soldiers would be killed than wounded and become a burden on society. Fact is most people who benefit by war financially also condemn the soldier. They are simply ungrateful for the freedoms our soldiers have fought for.

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Re: Why Do Citizens Look Down On the Military?

Postby Cyborg » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:28 am

First of all "not all citizens" look down on the military.

The post mentions Columbia University in the first paragraph. The students heckled a war hero!

Yes it was the students that were expressing their dislike or hate toward the Military.

What's missing is the: Question - Why do the students think OR ACT THAT that way?

My opinion. It is because Columbia University and most other university faculties are extremely Liberal. Liberal to the extent of maybe or accurately being defined as Socialist and Marxist.

My opinion is ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS LISTEN TO THE VARIOUS news networks like MSNBC< ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and others engage in providing one report after another that is not only disparaging to Christians and Conservative, but labeled as quasi terrorists. . How many Democrat politicians have equated Conservatives as Nazi's. The messages of extremism and hate are daily. .

When you look at the present government, it is filled with anti-American far left persons.
Strong Pro American Military leadership seems like is being purged.

My opinion, It would be enlightening and shocking to compare the almost identical political style and policies of Hitler in 1932 when he was just coming to power and the present state of our government and Obamas policies..

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Re: Why Do Citizens Look Down On the Military?

Postby sodafireja » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:37 am

That is what I have for a long time. But I can not find it anymore.

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Re: Why Do Citizens Look Down On the Military?

Postby Veritas » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:29 pm

Sadly it is because of what Bush and Cheney did with our troops. We were used for an oil grab and an invasion based on a pack of lies. Because we were the "tool" they used to complete their deception and thousands of innocent people died on false pretenses, we wrongly became part of the fraud in the eyes of the public. I really don't know how this perception problem can be fixed but it truly angers me that we share the contempt only deserved by Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfield.

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Re: Why Do Citizens Look Down On the Military?

Postby johnny22 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:48 pm

that's a very crucial debate and without knowing both sides of the coin, you shouldn't judge.

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