Listen to one who has been in the military who read my article called “Are U.S. Soldiers Really This Dumb?”
I am writing you in response to an article of yours that I read (the title of which is in the subject of this email.) As you have stated sir, you have NOT served in the military. I myself have been in the military for five whole years and let me tell you something. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. In my 5 years of experience on the enlisted side of the military I would have to say that 90 to 100% of the people that I have met are complete morons. I have found the military to be a subculture of the most mind numbingly ignorant, subservient and delusional group of human beings imaginable. There is mass discrimination of those who are educated. Unless of course one is espousing state sponsored facts, that is acceptable. The military hates smart people. The military hates the individual. The military hates those who stand up for themselves, and it especially hates those who know their rights under UCMJ. I have witnessed many, many times my peers being taken advantage of by the military due to the fact that they do not know the protections that UCMJ offers them. So much so that it would appear that there are commands actively trying to suppress this information. Within the military there is a saying that goes; “Mind over Matter. They don’t mind, and you don’t matter.” Before I joined I was caught up in the hype. I thought I was joining an elite club reserved for those with Honor, Integrity and all that other bullshit the recruiter tells you. No one in the service stays in the military because of some higher call of duty, everyone stays in the service because its easy, requires no skill, one doesn’t have to be very smart, its nearly impossible to get “fired”, and the rest of the country treats you like a super hero. Not to say that I have not met some good people. It is just a disappointment as to how closed minded they really are. I believe the vast majority would kill their neighbor if ordered to do so. So that’s just my two cents on the matter.
Posted by permission.10:02 am on March 5, 2014 Email Laurence M. Vance