General George A. Custer in Combat Nov 2, 2011 21:42:04 GMT -5
Post by strange on Nov 2, 2011 21:42:04 GMT -5
Nov 2, 2011 20:33:52 GMT -5 @brittles said:
This ain't the Civil War Strange. Your schoolmasters would soon be dead schoolmasters without the intense training required for an infantryman or any other soldier for that matter. Live in the past if you must but don't think for a moment that the past has complete relevence in the present. There are no shortages of dumbasses among career soldiers. They usually find themselves either dead or promoted also. Were you a student of the present instead of being lost in the past or in space you would realize that a hell of a lot have changed since those glory days of yesteryear. Evern the part time soldier of today is a pro, or he too is dead.
Some things in life simply do not change. The sun is gonna rise tomorrow and it is gonna set itsel in the evening and the same will continue to happen each and every day as long as God has it that way.
Our civilizations have been through thousands of years of war, and so many people keep thinking their army is a little better above the rest or that some things can't be done as they use to.
Should I need to pick any moment in history where a lawyer might really come in handy as a military officer.. it would be today. Why today? Maybe because of all of those "articles of war" and other intricate laws and regulations you continue to throw at me. Maybe because of all the public composure and lip tightening and political evasiveness that also seems to be needed in high ranking officers because you've criticized Patton for not having it. There are more things being added all the time, and when they eventually become so many... I imagine that only the mind of a lawyer would be able to understand it all.
So I'd advise the military this.... make war simple and honest, let commanders and their superiors have the creativity to develop their strategies and gather their own intelligence and make more of their own calls on who and where to attack without being held back by any foreign country telling them what to do. Eliminate all extra curricular organizations that have taken the place of a commander's own brains and their superiors (the CIA for instance feels like a distraction, just turn their responsibilities over to the regular military and get rid of them). Don't be as picky about soldiers, hell, eliminate the age limits also. If someone can fire a gun, they are valuable, they are manpower. Also, get Sigmund Freund off our ass, let the "crazy people" in, why should bogus mental ailments like depression or mood swings ever stop anyone from getting in? Why is it that David Berkowitz was able to get into the army but I can't? What made them think he was okay? He was a good shot, so maybe they were onto something back then. Obviously though, no shrink could see into his mind and know what he would do in New York later, thats why psychology crap is a sham.