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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:49 PM

47. About 1 percent of the military actually served in combat

The great majority work in jobs that are support personnel like clerical, etc. Yet people act like they all fought in war zones. Mostly what is now is a huge jobs and corporate slush fund program, one that doesn't produce anything that benefits - other than the amorphous and highly debatable "protecting our freedom" line.

What has happened with this American military of today is that it generates trillions for companies that produce products like bombs that will be destroyed, or don't work, and that pay former high-ranking military brass to "lobby" when government officials give them whatever they want, making the CEOs and big investors even more wealthy - all in a country that "can't afford " Medicare for all.

And this worship of the military is more of a recent trend. After WWII the vets just wanted to come home and get a job and start a family.

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