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Brainwashed Youth

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 32yrs • M •
Un_Silenced is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
Brainwashed Youth
This is a conversation held between me (BewteenTheEchoes) and an old friend of mine (Methodz). It just seemed like a nice example of how society today is brainwashing our youth. Please give your thoughts.

xX MeThodZ: just hangin around really. plan on doing basic training this summer
xX MeThodZ: and enlisting afterwards
BewteenTheEchoes: wow man
BewteenTheEchoes: you sure thats what you wanna do?
BewteenTheEchoes: ...you DO realize bush got re-elected right?
xX MeThodZ: yea man its something new for me
xX MeThodZ: me and a few friends are doing Airborne and Ranger
BewteenTheEchoes: id think about it long and hard man
xX MeThodZ: things have changed alot for me
xX MeThodZ: the way i see things
BewteenTheEchoes: how
BewteenTheEchoes: gimme a few examples
xX MeThodZ: well this girl i go with
BewteenTheEchoes: ok...
xX MeThodZ: i dunno she just inspires me or someshit
BewteenTheEchoes: inspires you how
xX MeThodZ: she does or did (dunno if shes stoppin) rifle team with me
xX MeThodZ: and just
xX MeThodZ: the way she is and what she might be doin
BewteenTheEchoes: dude
BewteenTheEchoes: rifle team and the military are two different things
xX MeThodZ: well its not just that
xX MeThodZ: i cant really explain it
xX MeThodZ: but besides her might joining with me
BewteenTheEchoes: man
xX MeThodZ: i just wanna do something
xX MeThodZ: out of the ordinary
xX MeThodZ: life needs to be exciting
BewteenTheEchoes: my advice is to stay out of the military at least until bush it out of office
BewteenTheEchoes: *is out
xX MeThodZ: i wanna fight tho
BewteenTheEchoes: fight for WHAT?
BewteenTheEchoes: oil?
xX MeThodZ: fight as a soldier
BewteenTheEchoes: WHY do you wanna fight? what compels you to kill others for reasons you havent been told
xX MeThodZ: haha
xX MeThodZ: just something i wanna do
xX MeThodZ: first i wanted to do shit dealing with a computer
xX MeThodZ: but that is lame
BewteenTheEchoes: you wanna fight? grab a machette and break into conservatives houses and massacre them
xX MeThodZ: nah man. its just in me to be military
xX MeThodZ: i didnt think of any of this shit though until i joined JROTC tho. i think that has something to do with it
xX MeThodZ: my thoughts are the most organized as you can tell
BewteenTheEchoes: look man, you wanna "do something exciting" by all means, its out there. but dont join the damn military just cuz of a girl
BewteenTheEchoes: cuz ill tell you one thing, if you wanna be in the military AND have a relationship with her, its not gonna happen
BewteenTheEchoes: youll never see each other
xX MeThodZ: yea i know that paths can be intermingled
xX MeThodZ: and im the one that asked you a long time ago if you actually believed youd be with katie
BewteenTheEchoes: yeah and guess what
BewteenTheEchoes: im not
xX MeThodZ: exactly
BewteenTheEchoes: BUT dont get me wrong
BewteenTheEchoes: two people who like each other enough can stay together
BewteenTheEchoes: but if you join the military you two ARENT gonna stay together
xX MeThodZ: well me and her arent as attached as you think
xX MeThodZ: just takin life and its shit together
BewteenTheEchoes: ok well, maybe it doesnt have to do with her
xX MeThodZ: ive learned not to get too attached
BewteenTheEchoes: but dude, right now is not the time to enlist
xX MeThodZ: who knows. i get what your saying, and i could just take 2 years of college pre-hand. but its not sorted out yet for me
xX MeThodZ: i dont really want to be an officer
BewteenTheEchoes: man, believe me, you dont know what you wanna do yet
xX MeThodZ: the non-commissioned get paid more yea, and do less field work but its boring to me
xX MeThodZ: well im still doing basic this summer
xX MeThodZ: maybe ill solidify my thoughts during or after that
BewteenTheEchoes: if you honestly wanna kill people for the rest of your life, you need to get that shit sorted out man
xX MeThodZ: lol
BewteenTheEchoes: cuz the last thing society needs is more people with a trigger finger
xX MeThodZ: ^_^
xX MeThodZ: so what do you plan on doing?
BewteenTheEchoes: im not sure yet
BewteenTheEchoes: some sort of activism field
BewteenTheEchoes: journalism, political science, maybe music
xX MeThodZ: ah
xX MeThodZ: good luck in that
xX MeThodZ: well nice talking and shit
xX MeThodZ: i gotta go
xX MeThodZ: laterZ

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"Fuck your authority"
 35yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Navin is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
i let my ship date come and pass like cancer man... that hurts to read that convo... i was your friend with every person who cared about me. at the time i was so caught up in actually being something that meant something that i couldnt be shaken but after awhile in whihc my recruiter stopped calling me i realized that priority wasnt me... it was my signature then off to the next one.
i respect and am greatful for eevry brave crazy dillusional man and woman who eneters our military right now and if it werent for them we prolyl all would be there.
its a weird thing to talk about becasue i wa so gung ho on the marines... but one day i just said fuck it and stopped goin to the meetings and my date for boot passed.
i was sold on being a part of something but im glad i let other people be a part because i have since found anohter way to make differences.
when does your friend leave or have they already?

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"To kill man's hope is to kill man"
 41yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Azhrei is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
The military is an outlet for some people. I would not call that brainwashing exatcly, and i am not saying that youth is not brainwashed, i just wouldn't say that way. Some people need the military.

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"What is true power?"
 35yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Navin is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
it is a very respectable career, and incredibly brave duty, however they do in away brainwash kids to make them believe it is something that it is not.. i went through it firsthand... but i doubt all recruiters are dicks like mine

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"To kill man's hope is to kill man"
 37yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Wyote is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
its a very cookie cutter like process. their main objective is to dehumanize people so they will be capable of pulling the trigger. it starts innocently enough in adds...

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"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. - Thomas Carlyle"
 35yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Navin is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
but come on wyote its a war for peace right?

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"To kill man's hope is to kill man"
 32yrs • M •
Un_Silenced is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
Hah hah, that's one of the most naive things I've heard in forever...war for peace...what bullshit.

It's not "brave" to be in the military. It's "brave" to stand up and say "I won't let you control me with your lies."

He said he wanted something "exciting." The military isn't that bullshit you see in the army of one commercials.

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"Fuck your authority"
 32yrs • M •
Un_Silenced is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
Oops sorry for the double post

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"Fuck your authority"
 35yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Navin is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
i agree. i was being sarcastic

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"To kill man's hope is to kill man"
 34yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Jacker_Jones is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
If he does go for the girl it could literally be love to die for.

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"I love to see people struggling for their purpose in life..."
 32yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that spiderz is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
therez a fine line between bravery and stupidity.

love 2 die for, how romantic. NOT. that is a rong reason 2 go 4. u go 2 save ppl u love. 2 b a hero.

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"There is a thin line between bravery and stupidity"
 41yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Azhrei is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
There is really no line between bravery and stupidity, only the prespective of the person judging, one might view it stupid and another brave.

As a side note, in my opinion anyone who served in the military is a hero. For whatever reason they signed up or were drafted, they defended the country and people within.

That earns my respect.

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"What is true power?"
 32yrs • M •
Ziddy is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
This surprises me, Alan, as it seems the opposite of what you've been telling me on AIM - to let people do what makes them happy. However, I do agree that someone shouldn't be tricked into thinking the military is something more than it is...

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 45yrs • M •
DavidHill is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
I admire the ego I feel in here, when I hear people talking about the 'lies' of the military.

To equate joining the army with being brainwashed is fascinating, because it does fit. But let me clarify, for my sakes, what you mean by fighting under lies?

To fight under the pretence of WMD, that is a close connection, although not altogether casual. What I concern myself with is the lack of devil advocates who recognise the pragmatism of having a standing army.

So I ask the question, loosly connecting with the coffee talk above - would anyone here join the army in any hypothetical scenario, however noble? I would.

Just not yet.

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"All I know is you"
 41yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Azhrei is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
DavidHill

Are you an Egalitarian? I read that same line

quote:
lack of devil advocates who recognise the pragmatism of having a standing army.



In an Egailtarian manifesto once.

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