Wayne on Liberals in the Military

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  1. Coloradomtnman
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    I'm a liberal and a former Marine (not ex-Marine: FORMER Marine- once a Marine, always a Marine!).

    My father is a liberal and served in the Navy during Vietnam.

    My uncle is a liberal and also served during Vietnam.

    My best friend is a hippie and he served with the 10th Mtn. Division and was shot at in Bosnia.

    The bass player for our band was in the USAF and he's a hippie (we cover Grateful Dead tunes).

    A good friend of mine served in the Navy and now works as an environmental biologist and he's very leftist.

    I know an former Marine Sniper who did some missions in Central America and Colombia, had a chunk of ear shot off and he's a hippie.

    My ex-wife is a former Marine (we met while serving) and she was the President of Young Democrats club of her college, and she's a liberal.

    And I know to former Marines who are gay (and both knew they were gay when they were in!).

    Not to mention all of the butch lesbians I knew while I was in the USMC!:razz:
     
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    My god, how many people in the military that we can we depend on to do their duty. Liberals don’t obey orders; they do their own thing. Liberals are not qualified to be in the service.
     
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    Liberals are free thinkers and the military wants people who can think on their own, not robots. Liberals become transcendent leaders in the military, while conservatives are the sergeants and lieutenants we all hated.
     
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    Yup.

    Jibes with my experience.

    MOST of the hard core stoners and hippi I know were FORMER MILITARY VIET NAM ERA vets.

    Most of them are also well armed liberals, too.

    Of course, look where I live...Maine.

    This is the Kind of place where people who no longer trust society go to wait out the impending collapse of society.

    Tell you what else I'm meeting more and more of herabouts, now.

    Former IRAQI WARS vets who are as thoroughly pissed off as we VIET NAM vets were when we came back.

    Like the Vets of my gneration, I suspect they're going to have been rode hard and put away wet.
     
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    Dude, Since you attacked a fellow Marine I really have no choice here.

    Are you always this fucking stupid or is this a special occasion? Asinine idiot comments like that denigrate the service of all to the folks who don't know any better. To those of us that do know better it only makes you look like a typical brain-dead robotic moron whose claim to fame is the ability to regurgitate talking points without having a fucking clue.

    Note to the Gunny. I agree that this thread should not be politicized. And it should not be used to flame. So feel free to delete this post if you wish with no hard feelings. But, numbnutz had to hear it in terms that were not couched in polite tact or decorum. Tis an ugly job but one that had to be done. Kinda like burning shitters ya know?

    Happy Thanksgiving All.
     
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    Dang near any vet with a deployment or three has been rode hard and put up wet. What gets me about the current war is that while society is profuse in thanking the vets and not dumping on em... folks seem to assume that they are having an easier time of it than vets from previous wars. Say hi to the Maine vets for me.

    Happy Thanksgiving.
     
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    This is probably one of the most ignorant things I have ever see anyone post on this board.

    I take it you have never served a day in the US military?
     
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    No problem. I just improvised, adapted and overcame.:lol:
     
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    The military (at least the Marines) as a whole is about 20 to 25 years behind society in general when it comes to social mores etc. As a young PFC my black leather jacket said "punk" to a lot of the SNCO's etc. But, out in town, it was rockin with style points.

    Most Marines I served with either loved or hated the President without bothering to analyse the reasons why. That was about the extent of us worrying about politics. Instead there were JOB's to stand, rocks to paint, or getting ready to go where ever the news was being made.
     
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    Exactly. I really don't recall knowing anyone's political beliefs with the exception of a few loudmouthes. Personal political beliefs are N/A to mission accomplishment.

    By and large, minus the usual 10%, Marines are Marines FIRST. There's a time and place to ask questions about orders and a time to carry them out. The former doesn't bleed over into the latter, and who is President is irrelevant.
     

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