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People who are still wearing war propaganda goggles are often shocked that I am fine with saying things that are offensive to US military members. This is because I don't see them as some magical class of special people. When you take off those goggles, you won't either.
They're just people with jobs. Of course they're not the ones primarily responsible for starting wars, but they absolutely do facilitate the imperialist agendas of an insatiable war machine. They're not "heroes", they're not defending anyone's freedom, and their employer is evil.
The only purpose all that "blah blah our brave men and women in uniform" bullshit serves is ensuring that there will always be more young bodies to throw into the gears of the war machine. It's a toxic viewpoint which serves no one but powerful sociopaths.
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