That doesn't surprise me in the least.
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I don't want to bash anyone, but i just read an article by Gabe Suarez that called a Special Forces A-Team "12 steroid-abusing freaks of nature armed with machineguns."
It was used in a somewhat understandable context, but it is still negative stereotpying that hurts people. It is just like calling all of us interested in shooting "gun nuts" or "Rambo-wannabe's." Now if you are aself-proclaimed gun nut like myself that's one thing, but to be labelled that by another is just wrong.
The whole article is here, it makes some very valid points, but this one hit a nerve. http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=10044.
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That doesn't surprise me in the least.
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The only Special Forces A-Team members I know,(2 of them) are professional soldiers. They aren't freaks, but do have machine guns. I'm not sure which special forces folks Mr. Suarez knows, but they sure don't fit the mold of the guys I know.
Broad generalizations and stereotyping always hurt some demographic and should be avoided at all costs, excepting zombies.
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
I read this article months ago and I realized the perspective in which it was written. Suarez was chastized on his own board, to which he responded:
"I was referring to some of the folks I worked with back in the old days. It was also meant as a parody (tongue-in-cheek) reference, and to point out the fact that a tem of such personnel cna take chances that you and I, by ourselves, cannot."
I knew this when I read it. And in another vein, I understand it all the more. When I tell other former Marines that I was Recon, many of the responses I receive go something like this: "Holy Sh**! Y'all are some crazy MFers"
Is that a stereotype? If so ~ works for me.
"We must remember that one man is much
the same as another, and that he is best
who is trained in the severest school."
~Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
by Gabe Suarez
Sorry , the id ended it for me , i did not bother to read any thing after that . so i cannot honestly comment other than my opinion of a trainer .
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We only begin to understand folks after we stop and think .
Criminals are looking for victims, not opponents.
Well, they do say most stereotypes are founded on some kind of truth right? In your case, Recon guys are crazy.Originally Posted by Ride4TheBrand
I was just waching the movie "A Life Aquatic" with Steffeny. Bill Murrys charictor said. "You know, when people speak that way about you, it means they are jealous.... But it still hurts"
BTW: Very funny movie if you like dry hummor, and or Glocks!
it's pure Envy.
Let it go.
Gun control is hitting what you aim at
Originally Posted by gregarat
Yeah, it's a great movie.
"Do the interns get Glocks?"
On my "boat"... They all would.
BTW: Ill send you a red cap, and a speedo, with good correspondence stock.
People are quick to make comments about things they either don't understand or wish they could expierence. Nevertheless, it is just no way to clean up bashing our service members especially during the times we live in.
Listen, Think and React.....Nuff Said.....