“Anyone who brags about having a Medal of Honor is a schmuck.”, Brother Dave muffles under his breath; as he is the only one laughing at his joke.
Disrespecting the military is one thing but, making fun of someone who has received the highest level of valor awarded in the military, generally for courage and heroism under imminent danger is completely unnecessary. The subtle indoctrination of socialism into any generation comes in many ways.
The Weapon of Criticism
It is like Karl Marx says in his writings “The weapon of criticism cannot, of course, replace criticism of the weapon, material force must be overthrown by material force; but theory also becomes a material force to be reckoned with, as soon as it has gripped the masses.” It consumes the mind of the individual who has been affected by it, almost like psychological warfare. We only have one life and the impact we leave resonates forever. We can’t put our kids at risk by abandoning the very ideas that have propelled this nation.
To Be Radical
“Theory is capable of gripping the masses as soon as it demonstrates ad hominem and it demonstrates ad hominem as soon as it becomes radical. To be radical is to grasp the root of the matter. But, for man, the root is man himself.” What I think Marx is saying here is that how we say things can become a powerful tool in influence.
You grow a generation disrespecting the military and making fun of people who are proud of what they have done, you start to dehumanize everyone.
I Didn’t Make the Call
I was just a Marine, nothing special, an Infantry Mortarman. I brag about my service all the time, I am proud to call myself a United States Marine. I am not ashamed of the mistakes of a few mad politicians, their time will come for justice. Did the citizen forget who declares war? Who sends hundreds of thousands of its own citizens to die for others freedoms? The United States Congress.
Since it shall take Congress to declare war, we focus on the cause and not the action. Who sent who? As Lord Tennyson said in his poem the Charge for the Light Brigade; “It’s not our duty to question why, it is to do or die.”
We were not protecting the freedoms of Americans, rather the interest of Americans and of that maybe just a few. The truth is we only did what we thought was for the betterment and overall good. I joined because they told me about how the children over in Iraq and Afghanistan were being enslaved, brutalized and tortured in their own home, sometimes even by their own family.
I had already made the decision to join the military and when I joined I wanted to do what the movies were all about. You know infantry, ‘Rambo’ and I say that laughing looking back because it was nothing like I expected it to be. But I wanted to make a difference and I was willing to do whatever it took to make sure that never came to America.
Where is the Balance?
We see it happening still today, the spread of an idea. But in our schools, when Americans are paying to learn and become better educated to further the development of America. How does it make sense to teach entire generations to want something for doing absolutely nothing? Having everything provided by the majority for the few for the betterment of the whole?
That seems like a double edged sword to me, teaching children that it is ok to make fun of Medal of Honor recipients is where I have to draw the line. I’m 32, so honestly it wasn’t worth my time to say anything, he would have just made his class even dumber for me than it already is. I have to hear him make fun of all the kids, that they will never amount to anything. He picks out a few kids and praises them but never identifies them, making the other kids feel inferior to some imaginary person.
Making a Living
Honestly I do not care, I am only going to school because it is a benefit I earned and I get compensated for attending classes on a regular basis. But this individual has made it a nightmare to come to class for at least one. My guess is one, but I am certain at least one. Who wants that for their future? It is our generation.