I am in total agreement with this teacher.
“Think about the people who you know who are over there. Your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumbshits. They’re not like high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people. They’re the lowest of our low.” – Gregory Salcido,49, who allegedly made this statement after asking his students why would they want to serve in the military overseas?
I am literally in tears from laughing! The man is absolutely spot on! So, why hate him for stating the truth because that is what he did? He called it like it is.
My stupid cousin Harold is in the military and he is even more stupid than Homer Simpson is portrayed and he’s also a nasty son-of-a-bitch in the bargain and cousin Harold signed up because he couldn’t keep a job, but the U.S. military said, “Welcome Harold!” And in went freaking stupid cousin Harold, right into the U.S. military.
The cannon fodder that make up the U.S. military are grunts fresh out of high school who cannot find a job or are working low wage jobs that don’t even pay them enough to live in a studio apartment in Cleveland, OH. These people are not ‘academic people’, nor are they ‘intellectual people’. They are indeed, ‘the lowest of our low’ because you can’t have much sense if you sign on the dotted line to kill or be killed in some foreign land while your wife here in the states is heading to the military base store to redeem food stamps because the couple’s baby would starve otherwise. The life of a new recruit is not worth much to the U.S. military and then we have the nerve to wonder why our military keeps getting its ass kicked everywhere it goes and don’t forget about the fact that the U.S. Navy can’t even navigate past ships in the ocean without ramming into them. Now, whoever was maneuvering that was freaking stupid!
Seven U.S. sailors are missing from the USS Fitzgerald after the ship collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal while operating off the coast of Japan
Now, this was a ‘warship’ that couldn’t even navigate around a merchant vessel and so since that was the case, what the hell is it going to do in actual live combat? Ram an enemy vessel? And that would probably be by accident and if some grunt was manning the torpedoes, so to speak, the torpedoes would probably be turned the wrong way and blow the U.S. Navy ship to bits.
Yes, indeed, as the teacher featured in the article has intimated, you’d better think long and hard before you sign on the dotted line to go overseas to engage the enemy with your freaking stupid Uncle Louie watching your back because how the hell do you think soldiers die from ‘friendly fire’? It is because of a bunch of freaking stupid Uncle Louie’s, that’s how. It is much better to remain at your low wage job and stay alive, than to risk life and limb for wages that still keep you in food stamps. Poor is poor except when it’s U.S. military poor which still means food stamps for your family and almost certain death for you if you are sent to a war zone and at the very least, mental illness and even homelessness because the U.S. military cares not one whit if you become mentally ill. You are then just as useless to them as if you were dead.
Have you forgotten Army Sgt. La David Johnson? Johnson and three others were killed over in Niger while acting as ‘advisers'(and even I don’t know to whom) when they were shot dead and before Sgt. Johnson signed up for the army, he worked in the produce section of his local Walmart. How could pulling bad lettuce and tomatoes from shelves at Walmart be of any use to an Army Sgt.? Now, if he had been responsible for plating salads over in Niger, hell yeah, he’d of been properly trained for the mission, but this soldier was carrying a gun, not a salad bowl when he was killed. So, this man had a high school diploma and was referred to as ‘produce boy’ by his friends and family and then he enlisted and was sent to Niger, with gun in hand and told to be a soldier. How well did that work out for Sgt. La David Johnson? Ask his widow and his little children who are left behind. This man would still be alive if he had continued to be ‘produce boy’ at Walmart instead of taking his dumb ass over to Niger and serving the U.S. military as expendable cannon fodder.
So, don’t castigate this teacher for telling the truth. Everything is not about disrespecting or dishonoring the troops. There are times when you ought to listen to the message without attacking the messenger, who in this case, is trying to save your stupid life.