You're not a libtard tree-hugger for appreciating art.
Finally, a movie comes along that not only portrays security contractors in a positive light, but makes them the heroes of a harrowing and tragic event; one for which no one has been held accountable.
"22 a day" has infested both social media and mainstream news. Time to look at this number.
"I want what they want, and every other guy who came over here, and spilt his guts and gave everything he had wants. For our country to love us as much as we love it. That's what I want.”
- John Rambo
The current situation in the middle east is a troubling one. The facts are often misconstrued for political gain and the general public’s understanding of those facts is even more misconstrued if they even care. Our current political leaders on all sides are more capable of pointing out the other side’s thoughts than they are figure out the important question: What are we to do?
The shallow cheers from a safe distance, the misunderstanding of the warrior mindset, and the truth. If the shoe don't fit, you will damn sure know a foot that it would.
People just don’t get it. I’m not just talking about the straights. Vets don’t get it a lot of the time, either. PTSD isn’t a paycheck. PTSD isn’t some ailment to mention to your friends so you can come off as some kind of mysterious, battle-hardened, warrior. PTSD isn’t what you blame your temper tantrums on, or your shitty outlook, or your just plain, bad attitude.
Too many veterans are taking their cues from Hollywood. Movies typecast veterans as ticking time bombs, crazed, damaged, and broken people who are ready to explode in a violent rage at the slightest provocation. No one ever makes a movie about the veteran entrepreneur helping other vets. No one ever talks about the innovations and assets veterans have provided to society. All anyone seems to be able to focus on is the “movie version” of veterans.
The paradigm shift is occurring; the American veteran narrative is changing.