Violent rant inbound.
With the recent disruptions across the world, and talk of prolonged conflict on the horizon, a certain type of…person has emerged from the woodwork. People have probably noticed by now that I have an extreme respect and deep connection to the military, and as such tend to get a little…defensive of our boys and girls in uniform.
Well, recently, the talk of sending our troops back into the fray has unleashed one of my most hated phrases. “They know what they signed up for” or any variant there of. If ever there was a more callous, cowardly, despicable statement to be uttered I have yet to hear it. My first question to people that I see use this statement, as it’s mostly been online and never irl, is to ask them if they’ve ever served, and not once have any of them answered yes. My response after that is to point out how those soldiers he/she are so callously dismissing are the reason their fatass can sit in front of their computer screens and how they are too much of a pants-pissing coward to actually join up. I swear to the Goddess on-high that if I ever hear someone say that directly, they best pray I’m in a good mood lest I rearrange their face with a tire-iron.
And any talk of our troops being “expendable” will elicit from me nothing short of barely containable hostility and my considerable fury. Anyone who says this needs to be given an M16 with no ammo and dropped in the middle of Syria with a target painted on their back in 6 bloody languages.