Thursday, January 15, 2009

I still care?

I don’t know if I still care, but I sure do still get angry. I know this because after reading this article, the blood rushed to my face and I got all sorts of pissed off for no apparent reason. Seriously, they ship us off to war and separate us from our families and loved ones for years at a time, and the Army has the nerve to tell them they can't drink BEFORE they leave? and not just a couple days before leaving, but 3-4 MONTHS before leaving? Are you kidding me? What a joke . . . .

10 days and counting until I am off their books forever!



16 comments:

Terry Schooler said...

They tried to tell us that when we mobilized at Ft. Benning in August...

...I think there was one night I wasn't drunk.

dre said...

Ithink I might have drank about five times the entire 3 years I was enlisted... Everyone in the Army isn't into drinking so this might not be that big of a deal...

Jason said...

Thanks for the perspectyive Dre. However, its not the actual ban on drinking that pisses me off. It's the disregard they have for Soldiers. They're (we're) people, not a piece of property that can be used and abused.

dre said...

Jason I agree... I see soldiers everyday walking through Hartsfield Jackson Intl Airport in Atlanta on their way back to the Afghan/Iraq theatre of ops... being former enlisted I know all to well what you are talking about, but when you are in the military there are rules that sometimes makes no sense, and in basic training our Drill Sergeants taught us to "play the game!" So I understand your angst but it will never change as long as the Army exists...just be glad we don't have to deal with that anymore. That's about the best we can do.

Shea said...

Jason I totally agree, but the govt doesn't, GI stands for government issue, and in effect in every contract it says that you are govt property, people in the past have been charged with destruction of govt property when a service member has been hurt, also the reason why a service member can not sue the govt, because in law, you can not sue yourself, and since you are owned by the govt, your a part of the govt, you can't sue yourself, another reason soldiers get all that great medical care,
I am a human being. I kept, and now again keep telling myself.
It's the disregard for soldiers and humanity that I hate. I have to report back to my Master in a couple days, for my involuntary, mobilization, and my or perhaps over then 8 years will be up. All these people, or civilians, have no idea, "You've done your time, I don't understand" etc, and then some people are the opposite, You signed up, or you shouldn't have signed up then, and Dre, I was tired of playing the "game", I enjoyed being around my family, seeing my kids, having been laid off, I can say that this has actually cost me a couple of decent job opportunities, not that I have cared much since I got those orders, just wanted to spend as much time home as I could, No one understands this except those that have walked in those boots in the last few years, This is too much of a long comment and I'm stopping it now.
Jason, congratulations, it sounds like you're home free.

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Zahnärzte Düsseldorf said...

I can understand that they don't allow soldiers to drink but I totally agree with you that there is no way they can treat soldiers as a "piece of property that can be used and abused". Soldiers aren't robots, they have emotions and needs and I probably don't even need to go on PTSD here...