Why I Don’t Worship the Troops

Go around any average American neighborhood and you will see people with special license plates or bumper stickers saying “U.S. Veteran” or “Vietnam Veteran.” People have their hats or other clothing to make sure you know they are veterans of military service here in the United States.

It’s definitely one of the sacred cows in the United States.

But for myself I can give a shit. I find it annoying and self-righteous as fuck that people need to interject that they are veterans. There are many reasons for this.

First, let me start with the horrible United States foreign policy. Are people not aware of the sort of actions that this country has taken in Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East? The United States is constantly overthrowing democratically elected governments or chasing resources such as oil. Many people, both American and non-American would agree that the U.S. foreign policy has done nothing but draw the ire of the rest of the world.

If no one volunteered to join the military the United States would find it much harder to press their agenda on the rest of the world.

Secondly, the military is the most socialistic entity in the United States. If you sign up to kill brown people the United States will provide healthcare, dental, child-care, tuition assistance and an array of other goodies that other people in Europe and elsewhere get just with citizenship. See, they want people desperate so they can go kill overseas. Even the brown people here will willingly sign up to kill brown people half-way across the world because of this desperation.

However, if people stopped joining the military and advocated for what they want the average person could have healthcare and more protections that a sturdy safety net could provide. The United States would be forced to invest in its infrastructure. The French know how to advocate for themselves and they have decent lives. Many people in the United States are too poor and stupid to really even understand the rest of the world.

The amount of money the United States spends on its military is atrocious especially regarding how messed up the infrastructure is. There are people in the United States who definitely live in third-world conditions.

The personal lives of the veterans when they come also are pretty bad. In my experience, many of these “heroes” who get churned out of the military machine just come back to society as sociopaths. The value of life is less to them. It’s hard to have rational conversations with these people. They act like you personally owe them something for your freedom and existence. They become shitty husbands, fathers, and human beings. I have hated being around many vets.

Outside the United States, no one really gives a shit for their military service. A lot of people think the U.S. military is a nuisance.

So honestly, please save that fucking shit for someone who cares. I know a lot of Americans would hate me for saying this but they are lemmings. Vets have such a huge rate of suicide and drug use. No one really gives a shit because it’s not like society goes out of its way to rehabilitate these people.

Rating Places I Have Lived

Panorama City, California 3/10

Junkies, gang violence, and ghettoness give this place a low rating.  I remember hearing gunshots going off in the distance at night.  Very scummy place to live.

Yorba Linda, Californa 7/10

Very boring, plain, and suburban but the quietness and lack of crime make it nicer to live.  Good for solitude and close to metro areas.  People are not that great, but at least they will leave you alone.  Except for the KKK which left a flyer attached to the doorknob.

Koreatown, Los Angeles 4/10

The actual Korean areas are nice with malls and fancy coffee shops.  However, the Central American gangs kind of ruin the experience.  Lots of junkies, homeless, and cholos.  The area is improving and getting gentrified but not soon enough.  Most landlords in this area are probably slumlords.  People seem generally miserable in the more run down areas.

Bangkok, Thailand 9/10

Excellent place with a superb nightlife.  Easy to meet people and make friends.  Very active social life and good for any lifestyle.  Low cost of living is a humungous plus given the high quality of life a Westerner or someone with decent money will experience.  The corrupt police, the occasional scammers, and government ineptitude keep it from a perfect score.  However, this is probably the most perfect place I have lived yet.

Zhengzhou, China 1/10

I had only lived here for a month and a half but there’s the expression “You don’t need to jump in the mud to know that it’s dirty.”  There were feces, human and otherwise, everywhere as well as pollution, litter, and other bodily fluids.  The people are not friendly at all and will take advantage of you at a moment’s notice.  People walk around throwing trash while coughing and spitting everywhere.  Extreme xenophobia.  Most buildings look like Communist tenements.  You can see the thickness of smog everywhere as it impairs vision.  People here are very miserable and hateful.

Keaau, Hawaii 4.5/10

Once you get past the beautiful nature and blue ocean you start to see the warts and pimples of living in this area.  The tourist brochures do not mention this but the people here are fucked up big time.  There are a lot of meth heads who would love to break into your house the moment you leave.  Car theft is common as people steal your cars and sell them to chop shops or abandon them on the side of the road to rust and decay.  There are a handful of friendly people, but there are also a handful of people who hate you just for being on the island.  It is not unusual to have squatters take over the house across from you and set up and meth lab or automobile chop shop.  There is a lethargy and incompetence about the services here.  Medical services are very subpar which major problems not being diagnosed or mishandled (in some cases resulting in…..death…yikes!).  Police can not really do much about the meth labs or squatters.  The post office is constantly losing (or stealing?) packages.  There are little options for an exciting nightlife.  Generally, people are aloof as well.  There is a definite mistrust from people because everyone is robbing each other.  If you look a smooth running and peaceful place to live this is not the place.