I hate my facebook “friends”. Most of them complain too much, most of them are idiots I knew from high school, most of them annoy the hell out of me, and the few I might actually associate with never use it. Facebook does do one thing for me though, it reminds me how much I’ve changed in the last few years, how much I’ve learned. Take this conversation:
I almost actually commented. I wanted to explain to him that he was joining the military for all the wrong reasons. I wanted to explain the joining the military isn’t “sexy” it isn’t cool, it’s war. Its possibly taking another human beings life. It’s giving up years of your life for war instead of getting an education, instead of fighting and preaching peace, it’s leaving your family and friends.
I wanted to explain how perhaps a non-interventionalist policy was better. I wanted to go on and explain to him how our country is going into debt because of overspending largely because of these useless wars we are fighting. I wanted to explain to him how just because a man is middle eastern or Muslim doesn’t make him/her a terrorist. One person eventually asked why he wanted to join the military.
There were over 100 comments from almost 50 different individuals regarding his choice to possibly join the military. Mostly ignorant comments praising how “bad ass” he was for doing so – how he was going to “kill some fucking terrorist” and how “sexy” it was that he would be a military man. If this is a general consensus of individuals in our country it only confirms my fears of how utterly stupid we are as a nation. Time to unfriend some Facebook associates…