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I've not served in the army my self but see the military as a necessity in this day and age. Most of my family has served in the British army and my brother actually works as a weapons engineer training US marines. So yeah I fully support the armed forces.



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Yes, I am currently a member of the U.S. Navy. It's all right once you get past the separation depression. Then you realize your job sucks but you just get used to it.





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Kasz216 said:

No.


It's not like I don't support our troops or anything.

But I'm what one would classify as a coward.

The Idea of being in a proffession where I could be activly fighting other people for my life seems like a bad idea.

Plus having no real control over where you go and what you do...

few things in life sound worse to me then military life.


Absolutely concur with your sentiment. I'm a man of art anyway so unless I was making some kind of film for the military I can't really see how I could get involved.



No.

I'd make a bad soldier for several reasons: lack of physical strenght, defiant nature, overt individualism, lack of herd mentality, hate violence of any kind, feel depressed even if I squish a fly etc.

Plus, I couldn't fight in a conflict I don't agree with, and finding out the real motivations behind a war takes time (of course most soldiers don't really know, nor probably really care why they're fighting in a particular conflic).

Most wars today are very pointless, and seem to only take place to justify throwing tax payers' money at the companies that produce weaponry (politicians and copitalists profit greatly from this).

Also, I've never understood why anyone would say something like "anyone who enjoys the freedom my country has to offer owes a debt to it". It's the state's OBLIGATION to assure the safety of it's citizens. I'm a citizen of a particular state, I pay my taxes, the state has the OBLIGATION to protect me. Citizens don't serve the State, the State serves them! (We're not in Communism anymore after all).

Overall I don't trust the military, and I'm suspicious of anyone who would willingly join such an institution.



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FaRmLaNd said:
Kasz216 said:

No.


It's not like I don't support our troops or anything.

But I'm what one would classify as a coward.

The Idea of being in a proffession where I could be activly fighting other people for my life seems like a bad idea.

Plus having no real control over where you go and what you do...

few things in life sound worse to me then military life.


Absolutely concur with your sentiment. I'm a man of art anyway so unless I was making some kind of film for the military I can't really see how I could get involved.

Yeah, I have no artistic talent but i'd make a bad soldier anyway.

As shown by my avatar.  

Combined with shakey hands, injection injury phobia and in general uneasiness around blood espiecally my own and the fact I wear glasses now.

Even if I wasn't a coward, as a modified quote... "I wouldn't want to be part of an army that would have me."

Granted there are plenty of non fighting jobs... but who knows if you'd be guranteed one of those and honsetly... I'd do poorly in a situation where you are stuck via basically law in the same spot for most of your freetime.

I mean,  I spend most of my free time in the same spot anyway, not very outgoing, but to have to do it as part of my conditions for working would drive me crazy.



Kasz216 said:
FaRmLaNd said:
Kasz216 said:

No.


It's not like I don't support our troops or anything.

But I'm what one would classify as a coward.

The Idea of being in a proffession where I could be activly fighting other people for my life seems like a bad idea.

Plus having no real control over where you go and what you do...

few things in life sound worse to me then military life.


Absolutely concur with your sentiment. I'm a man of art anyway so unless I was making some kind of film for the military I can't really see how I could get involved.

Yeah, I have no artistic talent but i'd make a bad soldier anyway.

As shown by my avatar.  

Combined with shakey hands, injection injury phobia and in general uneasiness around blood espiecally my own and the fact I wear glasses now.

Even if I wasn't a coward, as a modified quote... "I wouldn't want to be part of an army that would have me."

Granted there are plenty of non fighting jobs... but who knows if you'd be guranteed one of those and honsetly... I'd do poorly in a situation where you are stuck via basically law in the same spot for most of your freetime.

I mean,  I spend most of my free time in the same spot anyway, not very outgoing, but to have to do it as part of my conditions for working would drive me crazy.


Some people shouldn't fight unless its absolutely neccesary. My Grandfather is a perfect example of that. A man who was an inventor and had considerable skill in engineering and science but simply wasn't built for combat.

He worked with Sonar (or something like it) for the Australian military during ww2 but at some point its of my understanding that they were attempting to get these people to fight. He was able to avoid it thankfully.

Personally I'd only fight if Australia was directly invaded, I don't think anything else could really make me sign up. Not that I'd be much use.



I did a close to a year commissioning course but then no further training. It was mainly because of my (by then pretty sick) ex-military grandfather.

Most I've ever vaguely considered was a technical job, but it's too much personal responsibility and too many restrictions. I'm also pretty certain sooner or later some policy on how things are supposed to be done would drive me to loathe my job.
 As for an actual potentially fighting job, I just couldn't do it. Not to mention I've had a couple of accidents, and in every single case I've either fainted before the impact or right after it, so it's not like I'd trust myself to get away or save anyone if I get injured. >_> I also faint half the time when having a blood test.



I'm still waiting to meet aliens from other planets so I can join their military force and squash puny humans.



 

No but I have a couple friends in the Canadian military.