Support The Troops; Or, Is It Really Patronizing The Troops?

I grew up in the 60s. I was only 9 years old in 1970, and I recall trying to understand what I was seeing on the TEEVEE concerning Viet Nam and such. I remember my dad watching the election results earlier, in 1968, between Humphrey and Nixon.

I vividly remember the 1969 moon landing; though, my most vivid in than 1-day-scene is of my mom, that July—a 28-year old—walking across the living room with a cold towel compress on her forehead. It was hot, I guess. Funny, the silly shit we remember….

Combine that with what was arguably a complete World War—even as touted—in the 1940’s, that my own dad almost starved from, in Germany, in the aftermath. The churning, high-risk geopolitics in play—with recently-utilzed nukes in play (Cuban deal already old), and diplomatic cold shoulders—likely out of fear of what we could actually do…already manifest in the lives of 100,000+ Japanese cooked in an instant…

Now we have hipsters and feminists. The pendulum has swung way too far back, from the Viet Nam era, where conscripted soldiers were derided and spat upon. It must also be pointed out that the same proto-brain mush—euphemistically known worldwide as “students”—somehow gain a wholly undeserved status as sage, collectively—but when dealt with individually, are almost uniformly ignoramuses.

I saw this contrived bullshit this morning, so contrived you know it’s contrived:

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So, I guess the point is, if your’re paying attention, that the old cunt doesn’t care about innocent children in Iraq, and may enjoy them being killed because she had a father, husband, and child, and they died. So unusual. but, even if conscripted and didn’t do it voluntarily, there is no rational justification to go off killing children. And, if you protest that it’s not what America does, then perhaps not Facebook messages like this that imply that it’s A-OK, because.

But this is very typical flag-waving Republican stuff. You know it is. What you need to ask is why, and what is their human integrated development. …And don’t get started with me, because the Democrats are equally encephalitic, only in different ways.

So, anyway, here’s the introduction I wrote, when I posted that stuff.

I must say I dislike contrived stories like this.

In plain fact, the “Land of The Free” conscripted young men (WWars, Korea, Viet Nam, as mentioned in the sychodouche, below)…the older ones too smart…and the young ones want to please mommy, daddy, grandpa, grandma and most importantly, the GIRLS—similarly indoctrinated—to go “die for their country.”

Think about that, and most importantly, the sway moralistic teachings have on young people—and millions of them didn’t get to experience a full human life. And you have the AUDACITY to bow your head like a dog in shame, because they “died for you?” No, they died because your philosophy of death but for tiny windows motivated them in their formative ignorance to believe they’d have 70 virgins…so to speak.

No, you stupid fucks: they died because you and the previous generations told them lies. The dice were not in their favor, but they were in yours.

The very least you could do is shut the fuck up and not make yourselves look more pathetic by pretending that your largess is is connected to some doGish fantasy that the young, proto-males who’ve died, died to give that largess to you—rather than to act as veritable children do…trying to eek out a way in life that gets them by in social contexts.

Only irrational belief in a crazy doG—who threatens eternal torture in exchange for worship—could crate such mental dysfunction.

…Alright, I’m off to rebuild a teakwood chair…


  1. John on August 25, 2015 at 11:00

    Yeah, pridefully arrogant bitterness has no room to care about children that have no relation to the shit you’re bitter about.

    How many atrocities are justified by “I’m so pissed about X, I’ll go ahead and kill Y”?

  2. VW on August 25, 2015 at 18:57

    I’ll stick this fucking umbrella up your ass and open it!

  3. Charlene on August 25, 2015 at 20:08

    Keep ranting, Richard.

    Sheesh, where is the love?

    • Richard Nikoley on August 25, 2015 at 20:17

      Rants and love, in the context are two sides of the same coin.

    • Charlene on August 26, 2015 at 07:36

      Yeah, I agree. That’s how I show my love, too. By ranting. Truth is not an easy pill to swallow.

  4. Rudy on August 26, 2015 at 09:18

    In 1971, Canada, at age 18, was an option I was strongly considering. Then the draft lottery gods (oops) smiled and I was spared. Draft lottery? To perhaps be the last one home in a body bag and a spot on the wall in DC. No thanks.

  5. sassysquatch on August 26, 2015 at 10:27

    In 72′, I was all registered for the draft and waiting my turn (hoping for the best).

    My grandfather, born in 1900, and part of ‘the greatest generation’, told me to go to Canada if I get called up.

    So, not all of the old timers were ‘Rah-Rah’ on the ‘Love it or Leave it’ shit going around at the time.

    Very enlightened.

  6. Rita on August 27, 2015 at 06:51

    I can’t support the troops and I can’t love my country because I am a student of History and because I read about current events. I truly don’t understand the mindset that thinks it’s okay to kill innocent Middle Eastern women and children for the sake of The US of Fucking A. That tired old line about troops dying for my freedom is such a load of crap.

  7. Woodchuck Pirate on August 30, 2015 at 04:57

    I support individuals, not collective egos.

    I prefer people adhere to the non-aggression principle or die of the bone cancer they deserve.

    The baby-boomer cannibals may have made anti-war collectivism stylish in the 60’s, but their devolution into status-quo hugging statist pro-aggression racers to socialism security entitlements is killing more people than any generation in history.

    Fuck the collectivists (all troops), in fact “fuck everybody” is at least 99.99% correct strategy implementation. Focused misanthropy is not difficult with a 99.99% volunteer aggression target market embracing theft by taxation. Patriotism-Statism-Obedience-Dependence is not a chain of freedom, it’s a definition of the welfare state. The military and the entire MIC is just another extension of the welfare system. The USA is all one big free shit army full of comrades pontificating how more nuanced and civilized they are for surrendering freedom to collectivism.

    And there’s me.

    Woodchuck Pirate
    aka Raymond J Raupers Jr USA

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