- Aug 14, 2012
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- Libertarian - Left
For someone to say what Calley did was patriotic shows they do not understand what patriotism is, and think they are cute. Put the ego to bed.
Crap. My mistake - I thought he was the one who exposed the massacre, not the one who committed it. The one I meant was Ronald Ridenhour. Thank you for pointing out my mistake.
Have you ever been a whistleblower? I have, and I paid the price - I doggone near lost my military career because of it, and count myself lucky that I was able to retire. But you know what? After I transferred to a different command, one of the officers who'd known what happened approached me and said I'd saved quite a few lives by my actions.
Whistleblowers are not always right - Snowden needs to be in jail for the rest of his life, and Bradley/Chesea Manning deserves a lengthy jail sentence too (not because of the video he/she exposed, but because of the quarter-million diplomatic cables that he/she exposed (which HAD to cause much more damage than the government had admitted)).
But again, the factors I listed previously (worldwide media/internet, greatly-increased education and literacy rates (for populations as a whole), and increased tolerance for diversity) are what are mostly responsible for the decline in patriotism...and so you need to ask yourself which is more important: having those three factors, or the kind of patriotism that you seem to want...because you can't have both.
A new Gallup poll just came out with what I thought were some troubling conclusions:
Let's get rid of the 4th of July then except for old conservatives. It will be just another work day for liberal Millennials.
We arent Nazi and thats a stupid comment you just made. Not unexpected...but stupid nonetheless. So...in other words...its just another day that ends in Y.
You made a stupid comment. Nothing more..certainly nothing less.