Saturday, March 17, 2012


An interesting article from asking why so many US troops embrace the label.

Here's why: the other side has used the term for centuries to describe us as "the other". We accept it, because "the other" is the side of dignity, individual worth, and honor far more often than not.

They, on the other hand, believe in enslavement, conformity, and degradation.

I've picked my side.


Bob said...

And it should be pointed out that there have been pictures on the internet showing grinning Muslims wearing t-shirts featuring the burning Twin Towers; and Tangier used to be notorious for selling t-shirts to tourists featuring a picture of a camel along with some Arabic script, which the ignorant tourists didn't realize translated to "Infidels Suck."

Sometimes you get tired of being provoked and just want to push back. I'm not a Christian anymore, but if I were Army or a Marine I'd definitely wear a cross on my dog tag chain were I sent to Afghanistan. I've always thought we should have simply nuked that country into glass 10 years ago and got on with our lives.

MauserMedic said...


I'd guess a lot of it is the enlisted being told repeatedly how they must continually watch what they do and say, so as not to offend our "hosts", while having to defer to people who regard us as contemptible.

cmblake6 said...

I want one of those!