Whatever'sClever wrote:This thread smacks of ignorance and elitism. I want to E-PUNCH most of you in the throat.
The notion that people do not enlist or commission in the military for altruistic or patriotic reasons is flat out wrong. Of course these posters would have known this if they had actually served.
Though, I expect nothing less from the self-entitled X-Box generation. The only thing that this generation cares about is themselves and what they can do to help/enhance themselves. Seriously, anything service oriented done by most of you is to help make you "look" better or increase your "soft". Whoa, the notion of actually serving one's country.
A previous poster highlighted the fact of EARNING rank. That's right, rank is earned not given. This reminds me of a funny story that I can picture many a TLS poster being on the butt end of.
There was this boot ass Lt. straight from a service academy who just got assigned a bunch of grunts(infantry) right back from a combat deployment.
Well, Lt. Butterbar (he of service academy fame) tried to throw his weight around to gain respect, instead of trying to earn respect. A salty Sgt. had enough and called out the Lt. on why the men should follow him.
Lt: "I have a college degree from a service academy!"
Sgt: "Very well sir!" "Sir, by your reasoning you will now report to Private Awesome he enlisted with a PHD (from that crappy burnt college in Texas)"
You should have seen the look on his face. Total, look of a pussy.
On second thought most of you pussies look at yourselves in the mirror daily so you already know the look i'm talking about. Way to ride the coat tails of your peers and those generations that are for more superior than you.
Oh, and you are welcome for having the FREEDOM/RIGHT/CHOICE to become a lawyer, instead of whatever the regime/monarchy/oligarchy/dictatorship...would make you become.
I don't think anyone suggested that people don't enlist or commission in the military due to patriotism/altruism/general naivety. From my admittedly limited foray in the military (at one of those service academies you're ripping), there were in fact people there for those reasons. There were also people there for the money/job security/family reasons/any other reason besides 'Merika. That being said, I don't really see it as vastly different from any other job where you're required to answer to an authority, other than the fact that you deal with much more bureaucratic nonsense. Law schools don't really treat it as vastly different either, and rightfully so in my opinion. I generally agree with this:
DaftAndDirect wrote:I think the culturally embedded "warm fuzzies" that admissions officer may get RE: military service that cause them to give a military applicant a leg up are dumb - and I definitely think that happens more often than it should.