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Retired Special Forces Master Sergeant Stan Goff explains what military life really entails. Stan's website is feralscholar.org.

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Added: Jun-6-2012 Occurred On: Sep-12-2007
By: citizencrack
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Tags: military, war, anti-war, antiwar, counter-recruitment, veterans for peace
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  • That and defend the country from attack... Don't forget we need people to defend the country. Armies aren't completely offensive.

    I respect this man's service, but I don't entirely agree. Yes, armies are used as political bullying tools, but that's not the only role they serve.

    I helped with a lot of civilian stuff, too, when I was in.

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    • @jum_runky you are the douchebag I refer to in my comment above. No one gives a shit about Canada dude. No one is going.to.attack you. Except maybe if we send.Michigan across to take you out. And no one is ever going to attack America either. Our military is geared toward offensive use. That is what we train and that is our doctrine. So please STFU about whit you don't understand.

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    • @Neo

      Tell me about what you think you know about our doctrine.

      There were plenty of Canadians in Afghanistan last time I checked, which was in December.

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    • @Neo

      You sound like an angry person. Angry and self-important.

      And I served for 12 years, so gear down big rig.

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    • @Neo
      Funny you use the term douchebag when you're the very epitome of one.

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    • @jum_runky
      Neo is a troll he lost his mind about another post on me yesterday.

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  • Hey look, the same video of the same hypocrite from the other day.

    Re-upped (5) times, but completely disgrees with what he was paid to do.

    That actually implies a few things:

    1. He is a sell out regarding his own values/morals/beliefs.
    2. He is a hypocrite.

    or

    1. He is lying.

    Which one is it?

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  • he makes several great points

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  • the first US soldier i seen who speaks sense

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  • Dude has some PTSD issues.

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    • @colleensda ~ I'm sure he has damn good reason to have PTSD!
      I strongly advise every creature to step lightly in his presence - he could pop off at any moment, take out any perceived threat in the immediate area, and return to position as he were, at ease, as if nothing ever happened, all in the twinkle of an eye.
      Best advice? Walk away. Just walk away.

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  • Thank you for your service, and thank you for your honesty.

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  • I was in 11.5 years.
    He is either a liar or has severe problems.
    There are many over there who want to start crap just to be starting crap with anyone, not just the US.
    Most of the regular people of most countries seem like anyone else.
    Now it is the radical muzzies. The regular ones probably could give a shit.

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  • Excellent breakdown. I'm ex military and have tried to explain this to people for years and they refuse to listen. Like they know. Never spent time in the military yet they know. Yeah. Right

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  • After 5 re-enlistments it sure took him some time to come to that conclusion, I respect everything he's done but it sounds like he's a little bitter for other reasons than he says.

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  • This guy considers himself anti-imperialist activist, feminist, socialist, and is now a Christian and a pacifist. He is the co-author of the weblog Feral Scholar, along with D. A. Clark. So he has a political agenda, I respect his view point, but he's wrong in so many levels.

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  • this is listed in Propaganda... funny (but not funny)

    thanks for telling the truth and putting it into proper perspective

    thanks @citizencrack | votd/favd

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  • special forces aint no regular soldier, trust me, saying it as it is not how you want it to be

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  • Military burn-out

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  • That man speaks the truth. But, who cares really. American public is stupid as it is. Hostage by the corporations. So just keep paying your taxes like you're supposed to, while chum buckets go out there and kill another millions of innocent people over absolutely nothing. America Fuck yeah!

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  • Amen! Not heard anyone talk so much sense since the end of WW1.

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