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  •  our military will shoot us if they're ordered to (2+ / 0-)
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    protectspice, Cliss

    I have no doubt about that.  The US military is not Egyptian teenagers conscripted because they weren't smart enough or rich enough to get into college.  Instead, they're a nascent aristocracy: rigorously conditioned to believe they're separate from and above the society they "serve" (famously bloodthirsty medieval knights also thought they "served") - physically, intellectually, and morally superior to the rest of us - who believe that they're the only ones who really matter just like the Sekin Minmint "protects" all the others, to the point that any sacrifice of the others is justified as preferable to losing everything.

    The US military won't just follow orders to gun down mass protests, they'll do it proudly; hell, they do it gleefully ... shouting "Get some!" as thousands of people are trampling each other to get away from the bullets.

    •  I'm cynical. But not THAT cynical. (0+ / 0-)

      Like, I get what you're trying to say about "the warrior caste" but you went too far and that came off as really nasty and ugly. I have never gotten a "I'm superior to you vibe" from any soldier I've met. Quite the opposite. Furthermore, I think history is very clear about the limited effectiveness of ordering your soldiers to mow down their countrymen w/ impunity. That's the fastest way to split a army and get a civil war going.

      You sound like you, well, hate the troops, for lack of a better phrase.

      "See? I'm not a racist! I have a black friend!"

      by TheHalfrican on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 04:52:10 PM PDT

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