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The Military

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Fox Mulder, May 25, 2004.

  1. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 23, 2000 Messages: 12,434 Likes Received: 86
    i'm not sure what the point of this thread is. maybe just to get some opinions. well i have a friend...we used to both paint together, get fucked up together, whatever. we both were pretty heavy into the drug scene. we both wanted to join the military as a way to straighten our lives out. well i'm still debating whether its the right thing or not(going into the military.) but anyway, he just got back from boot camp and is completely different. all this "it's not about me anymore, it's about my country." i'm afraid that if i join i will be brainwashed. i think i'm strong enough, but i thought this kid would be too. anyone of you guys currently serving or served before? did your views of everything change? i dunno i'm drunk help me out if you want. :eek:
     
  2. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    it helped my lil brother out... but i think that was due more to moving 100 miles away from his druggie friends and actually doing something besides sitting at my parents house eating fritos and tostitoes queso dip.

    so, yeah.... it'll prolly work. or you can move some place far away where you'll be forced to work.
     
  3. 8onus

    8onus Banned

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 1
    MARINES OR ARMY?
    i know the marines have changed my freinds like whoa...in a good way, we are still all tight, but they have disipline and self control now. they are also mad respectful to people now(not all people, only non assholes).

    i say you go for it, army just as well, it also gives you something to put on your resume, being in the service really does help you get a good job, moreso than college in a lot of cases.

    but i doubt you will, once you wake up tomarrow and the booz have worn off you'll be back the the same old shit.
     
  4. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35
    My friends brother was in the army. He went through boot camp and all that jazz. However, he didn't get all patriotic and what not. He just went through it, said it was hell, served for a couple of years, and now he's out.... still the same from what i can tell..... im sure you won't get all "its for my country" and stuff unless u let them turn u into that way, or u want to become that way....
     
  5. fr8lover

    fr8lover Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2000 Messages: 3,919 Likes Received: 1
    first things first, i wouldn't want to rely on the army as a way to get out of drug problems.

    i'm sure people approach service in different ways. some probably just go along with it for the money or the escape from problems, while others find some sort of niche like your friend.

    if you're that worried about it, try to deal with this while sober. you being drunk isn't a great time to weigh options.
     
  6. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    Go, shoot guns, get shouted at, shoot some dinks, when I was in 'nam we all had drug problems, but that was part of the fun of it. Damn this fucking motherfucking bloody fucking shit cunting motherfucking keyboard.
     
  7. krie

    krie Guest

    I will be re-applying to the ARMY/NAVY at the start of August. I will probably go for the NAVY though. I really enjoy water and boating. I dont think the NAVY will be as more brainwashing as the ARMY would be. I think the ARMY is really heavy on to their employee's and soliders. Ah well, Ill wait and see till i get in..
     
  8. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2003 Messages: 3,691 Likes Received: 0
    you werent there.
     
  9. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2003 Messages: 3,691 Likes Received: 0
    you didn't strike me as the type, the upside of the navy is that you get to sail around the world and arrive at forign ports, the downside is the weeks of boredom sorrounded by other men
     
  10. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Well some people join and they have a cure for their drug problems.... other people join and become alchoholics and coke heads.... (Alchohol is a ridiculously bad problem in the military.... get a bunch of guys in the middle of nowhere and blammo! you have drunks everywhere.)

    I didn't get brainwashed.... of course I'm way too steeped in my belief system. And the best thing to do is keep it to yourself. You don't want to stick out.... you stick out you get knocked off. I usually run into problems this way because I am like a one man protest.

    The best kind of self discipline is self discipline. You'll see people who are all squared away in front of the right people but then when noone's looking they can't control themselves anyways....
     
  11. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    you could try joining the peace corp too. you still get to leave far away, but there's no hard ass bootcamp, and you help people instead of shooting em.

    i'd also go navy/air force before marines/army

    you actually have to learn something applicable there. in the marines, you're the first to be shipped into the shit. in the army, you're just a grunt.
     
  12. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    if there was a 'boot camp' that you went through just to get in shape and push yourself, but didn't include having to fight for our government, i'd probably do that.
    but since there isn't, i'll just write on shit.
     
  13. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 7, 2001 Messages: 2,955 Likes Received: 1
  14. sneak

    sneak Guest

    no shit.
     
  15. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
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