May 29, 2004

Denver-based idiot equates military service with slavery

Former Denver Broncos player Reggie Rivers penned an insulting screed in the Denver Post equating military service with slavery.

You heard me. He thinks that military service is slavery, because he insists (along with most other moonbats) that they were "lied to" about the situation in the Middle East.

Yes, our slaves signed up of their own free will, but most of them were as misled about their job as the rest of us were about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Rivers has this moronic view that our fighting men and women are too stupid to make their own decisions; that they're under some sort of spell. He insists that anyone with any kind of sense would not volunteer for the military.
Our armed forces recruiters are quite adept at making military service appear beneficial (it mostly is) and safe (it's not). The threat of war is minimized, because few rational people actually want to fight.
Rivers keeps trying to claim that the military is complicit in this manner, because they sell the benefits of military service. The benefits are not without their risks. Each and every soldier is aware of the risks going in. And in their minds, the benefits outweigh the risks. This is not a matter of "slavery" as Rivers wants to put it; heck, if it were, then anyone who signs a contract -- like a player in the NFL -- would be counted as a "slave."

Oh. I guess Rivers is exempt. After all, he collected a hefty paycheck from the Denver Broncos.

Perhaps he would do well to speak to his cohorts in the League who have participated in the armed forces. He might talk to some of the thousands of veterans who have made something of themselves as a result of their military service during both war and peacetime.

Perhaps Rivers might find it useful to speak to someone who doesn't have the level of selfishness that Rivers himself has found so useful in his day to day walk through life. After all, Rivers ought to respect his elders, yes? Maybe not.

Then again, perhaps Rivers and his disdain for those with a greater sense of honor than he has might better be served if he were to be ignored.

(Courtesy Baldilocks & many others)

Posted by mhking at May 29, 2004 06:54 PM

When people like Rivers talks, I think that they are merely projecting their own ignorance onto others. It is he who would be fooled into joining the Army believing that an occupation that requires you to carry or drive the most dangerous weapons ever build was "safe." I think that by the time I was 5 years-old I knew that soldiers kill and are killed, along with assorted cowboys and Indians. I hope that River's mother told him that just laying next to his wife would not get her pregnant.

Posted by: StarBanker at May 30, 2004 01:09 AM

The basic argument here is that soldiers are thinking, "If I'd known I might have to go to war, I never would have joined the army," as though the army is one big welfare institution which provides a living at the expense of getting yelled at by your drill sargeant/instructor during boot camp. God forbid you actually should have to, you know, do some soldiering.

Posted by: Beck at May 30, 2004 02:31 AM

More proof that leftwing propaganda is working.

Posted by: erp at May 31, 2004 11:10 AM

Race preferences in action.

Posted by: La Shawn Barber at May 31, 2004 01:04 PM

Reggie "Dumbass" Rivers is born......but we need lowered standards.


Posted by: Beau at June 1, 2004 08:24 AM

I do believe Reggie Rivers has been playing without his helmet. Sounds like brain damage. Yup, sure does.

Posted by: Ms RightWing at June 2, 2004 07:52 PM

compulsory military service is worse than slavery.

Posted by: ./ at August 15, 2004 07:11 AM
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