Here’s a hot take from The Economist: America’s uncritical love affair with men and women in uniform is a big problem, as it leads to a lot of fuzzy thinking when it comes to funding.
America's uncritical soldier worship gives the Pentagon an advantage in the battle for federal funds https://t.co/srG0WvzQDy
— The Economist (@EconUS) October 28, 2017
Well, the love affair, and that the military is one of the few actually explicitly enumerated legitimate functions of our government.
— Matthew Carberry (@CarberryMatthew) October 28, 2017
The writer points to this “important truth”:
… The gulf between America’s armed forces and its civilians has never been greater. In 1990, 40% of young Americans had a military veteran for a parent; in 2014 only 16% did. But this dissonance has not, as the general implied, caused Americans to underappreciate the forces. To the contrary, it has encouraged, as his remarks also indicated, a highly romanticised view of military service, which is inaccurate and counter-productive at best.
There’s probably a bit more to their argument about federal funding, but some readers had trouble getting past the concept of America’s “uncritical soldier worship.”
Please go fuck yourself. 22 soldiers/veterans commit suicide a day, but please tell me about the worship.
A veteran. https://t.co/agGD1pltP7
— Gregg (@greekkid31) October 28, 2017
My dad got spit on when he got home but sure. Universal worship is totally a thing.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) October 28, 2017
If you cant stand behind our soldiers, feel free to stand in front of them https://t.co/62N9GcqHWB
— Liberty-Bella-Biker (@DreamWeaver61) October 28, 2017
Our soldiers make it possible for communists and seditious propagandists like you to write this garbage. Kindly go f*ck yourselves. https://t.co/7VS8hxCaxl
— BlueReaganite (@ThinBlueLR) October 28, 2017
You can shove it Economist. The military has a lot more to admire than your rag.
— Ken Meyer (@Kcmeyer6971) October 28, 2017
The Economist’s disdain for the military is far more problematic than America’s appreciation of it. ☹️☹️☹️☹️
— Patrick Arnold (@PatrickArnold77) October 28, 2017
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— GregEsq (@GregEsq) October 28, 2017
More proof, not that we needed. Liberals hate the military
— Vince Gottalotta (@VinceGottalotta) October 28, 2017
Please. Illustrate how Veterans are worshipped by how many have been neglected & killed by the VA and how it continues to be allowed.
— SlantingDuck (@sttngduck) October 28, 2017
What a load of crap ?. While we want our heroes expertly equipped, we want it done on budget & on time.
— SSGRedPillJew ?? ?? (@Berner954) October 28, 2017
Kindly delete yourselves.
— ResistanceisFewtile (@burlyg8r) October 28, 2017
Go fuck yourself.
— EvilDrBubbles (@EvilLDrBubbles) October 28, 2017
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