33,671 votes and 738 comments so far on Reddit

33,671 votes and 738 comments so far on Reddit

Funny thing for me is that I tried to serve – unfortunately, determination is not enough to overcome asthma, and the ROTC was generous enough to give me a whole year to try.
It’s hilarious and infuriating in equal measures to be told by Armchair Generals – love the phrase btw – that I’m “just another unpatriotic liberal” when I’m against most wars and militaristic foreign policy. I might not have served, and I have no delusions that a year as a cadet is in any way, shape, or form comparable to actual service – but I spent a year trying to serve, which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for so many of the people who keep calling for America to enter more wars.

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