"I had a romantic vision of what the Army was."

heartsurgeon

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this article is alternately sad, funny, pathetic, and demonstrative of a total lack of common sense.
Quaker deserts as unit deploys

Hinzman, who grew up in Rapid City, S.D., joined the Army in January 2001. The socialist structure of the military appealed to him, he said
Socialist Structure? WTF...he's one confused SOB.

He liked the subsidized housing and groceries and, at the end of his service, the money for college
Oh! He's a Liberal...

"I had a romantic vision of what the Army was."
Is this a homoerotic reference?

"Would he defend his unit if attacked? - destroyed his chances. He said he answered yes, reasoning that he had no choice if he was forced to carry a gun. "I was a little bit too honest, I guess," he said.
So he really doesn't object to killing if it's to protect himself

"Had we, say, gone to war with North Korea or someone that was an imminent threat, I would have gone along with it," he said. "I signed up to defend our country, not be a pawn in some sort of political ideology."
Yep...he's a Liberal...

"Through his philosophical objections to the Army, Hinzman has received much support from Quakers in Fayetteville and Toronto. He has always been interested in Buddhism, he said, but joined the Friends Meeting after he moved to Fayetteville and couldn't find a place to worship in the Buddhist faith."
Situational religious beliefs...suspiciously convenient

he's messed his life pretty well so far...


 

XMan

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They should just let him out minus all benefits. He doesn't want to do the job, fine, he can leave. But he shouldn't get any of the perqs, either.
 

nutxo

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Originally posted by: X-Man
They should just let him out minus all benefits. He doesn't want to do the job, fine, he can leave. But he shouldn't get any of the perqs, either.

mebbe after he repays the government everythign they spent on him.
 

tcsenter

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There are always a few in every crowd. The only exception is when there is more than a few in every crowd.

I will always remember the mother of the Marine in either New York or New Jersey; "I know that when my son enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, nobody told him he might actually have to go into combat."

Granted, her son probably knew very well he might actually have to go into combat, and this was just the irrational rambling of a grieving mother, but who knows. You do find the occassional "I just signed up because I wanted to wear those cool uniforms and get money for college. I didn't sign up for combat."
 

maddogchen

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ehh... this ain't as bad as that idiot soldier who deserted citing that he didn't know when joining the army that the purpose of it was to train soldiers to kill. And he had an objection against taking a life. Seriously, the Army needs an IQ test or something.
 

EagleKeeper

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Originally posted by: maddogchen
Seriously, the Army needs an IQ test or something.
"How many fingers do I have up when my middle finger is pointing up?"

 

Red Dawn

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They should add a disclaimer at the end of all recruiting ads they run on TV ;)
 

ElFenix

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doesn't sound very liberal to me. sounds like a welfare-stater
 

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