Military Life Is Easy
by Andrew Mason
by Andrew Mason: The
State Does Not 'Support Its Troops'
Don’t let the media or any brainwashed American tell you that being
a service member is difficult. It was one of the easiest jobs in
the world. I will concede to the facts that the training at times
is physically demanding and risking your life for whatever you are
fighting for seems difficult to the average person. However, the
day to day life of a military person is mind-numbingly easy. Military
members are trained to have a "kill or be killed mentality",
so the whole notion that pulling a trigger overseas is difficult
when someone is shooting back at you makes no sense. They certainly
know what they are going over there to do. Some unfortunately love
it. Coming back into the civilian world with that mentality is where
the real hardships come into play. Still, how is the military life
You are told when to wake up, when to exercise, when to eat, when
to work and essentially when to sleep with the exception being the
times you go on leave to visit your family or some weekends. So
let’s say, for instance, you wake up late for work one day. The
result is an ass chewing and nothing else. You still have your job.
You wake up late more than once your supervisor writes it down on
a piece of paper, there’s another ass chewing involved, and you
still have your job. You go to work completely wasted and you might
be sternly told, "You shouldn’t do that", but you still
have your job. You show up for a specific training event completely
wasted, somebody writes it down on a piece of paper, you still have
your job, and get promoted to the role of a supervisor. Yes, I did
all of that including much more I won’t mention here and I still
was promoted. Oh, and don’t worry about paying for anything else.
Food, shelter, uniforms, and medical care all paid for by someone
else also known as the taxpayer. The food is mediocre at best but
at least you get your three square meals a day. Your uniforms all
look the same. Your rank is placed on your collar which makes you
feel really special depending on how many stripes you are wearing.
This also tells you who you can order around and who can order you
around. If one person in your group (company or platoon) screws
up everyone gets punished. For instance, if a few people in your
company receive punishment for the non-crime of DUI everyone in
the company must attend a day long class on the weekend, so they
can tell that drinking and driving is a bad idea. Submit and obey
that’s all you have to do. This all sounds like a collectivist’s
Most stupid decisions made by a soldier are forgiven by the military
worshiping public. One marine had bought a car with a loan that
had an interest rate of twenty percent. He was easily able to return
his car to the dealer and give his loan back to the bank because
nobody wants to anger "the few and the proud" who are
fighting for our freedoms! There is plenty of room for failure in
the military world. They do need a "perpetual flow of bodies"
to the killing fields, as a military recruiter once told me. Ok,
if the life of the troops is so simple then who has it the toughest?
The entrepreneurs, the workers, and those of us looking to find
our way in this State infested society have it the toughest. Innovation
and creativity are needed to make it in the business world, unless
you’re one of the few businesses aligned with the State. Then you
can just lobby your way to prosperity and receive bailouts. The
entrepreneurs have to deal with failure time and time again. They
must adapt to and overcome their failures to create a better product
than their competition lest their business fail once more. Combine
this with having to navigate through and comply with all of the
regulations of the Great Parasite and the life of an entrepreneur
becomes even harder. Combine this with the fact that capital is
being wasted by government at home and abroad to perpetuate their
own interests. The entrepreneur now has to pay a much higher price
to produce their product for the consumer which also means fewer
consumers buying their products and fewer jobs for laborers. The
laborers physically making these products or providing a service
can’t show up late or drunk since they would lose their jobs. This
is not a daunting task for most people but compared to the military
life it seems much more difficult. Their healthcare, food, and shelter
are not given to them. They are earned by the public paying for
these services or products. Let us commend the entrepreneurs who
are still creating and innovating in spite of government interference.
Lastly, to the U.S. military personnel unjustly around the world
who believe your life is so difficult it is going to be ok. At least
you are not an entrepreneur.
[send him mail] is a
former corporal in the U.S.M.C.
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