I’m sitting here thinking of a class on clearing bunkers that I need to give to my guys and it being very late I of course am procrastinating. Fucking around on the internet I think is everyone’s go to isn’t it? It can provide such an outlet as it is for me currently. It can also provide us with the completely anonymous voice that comes with a faceless community of billions.
Cruising around on some of my favorite /b/oards on the internet I sometimes stumble across some peoples opinion of the armed forces. There are the thank you’s, the voiced concern for their well being and the overall gratitude of those who do and do not understand our day to day life. But then you come across those who feel the need to let it be known that any affiliation with any branch of the armed forces or government makes you a baby killer or a sociopath.
Before I got help and realized how I was feeling and began to cope, almost everything would make me question my sometimes super human restraint. I’m now in a place I feel I can begin anew and find my path in life to who I used to be.
When I do come across someone who mentions a family or friend who’s returned from down range I often times find that single outspoken self proclaimed activist. They bash on that person and their morals and relentlessly try to bring everyone down with him or her. They assume that because of the position they hold in the army or marines or what have you, that you are one of the many problems facing this country. And no matter how hard you defend what you and your battle buddies, this person is the one to let you know just how “blind” you really are. I used to be that person when I was younger and thought I knew everything. But some of these people are seemingly educated and by any means should have some kind of wisdom or fucking common decency.
Instead of lashing out at this person as fast as I could type in THE HARDEST CAPS LOCK EVER POUNDED INTO A KEYBOARD…..I am talking to you. I’m picking and choosing my battles. Letting a more mature and enlightened sense of self come through and not playing into this persons game, no I decided to calm down and type this out.
Remember everyone: Don’t feed the troll
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