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Why Joining Any Army Is A Waste Of Time And Needed Resources

Updated on May 6, 2016

So you see an ad on television glorifying soldiers, brave, just and fighting for freedom! Then you go wow! i really want to be a soldier, i want to ensure my country is safe from terrorist and aliens. So you run to enlist into what seems to be like the greatest heroic job on the planet. Little do you know that you just sucked a match stick for a candy. Lets hold the horse shit and scoop away all the crap and come back down to reality of being in the Army.

1. The Pay Sucks

How much is it worth to get your balls blown off? Well, apparently the government seems to think little of a soldiers balls as soldiers are measly paid. Salary scales in the army is pretty much the same as in many civilian jobs.The salary ranges depend on many factors such as; rank, years of service and experience. The more you move up in rank, the more your salary will climb.You would have to literally fight your way on the salary scale of the army to receive anything substantive. Why would anyone want to risk their necks for a couple hundred dollars? Lets take a look at the "richness" in army salary pay scales bit. Look at the below.

Lower End US Army Salary Scale

Less Than 2 Years Experience
Less Than 4 Years Experience
6 years experience and over
Private (E1)
Private (E2)
Private First Class (E3)
Corporal or Specialist (E4)
Seargeant (E5)
Staff Sergeant (E6)

2. You May Get Killed Or Maimed

What use is money to you when you are running in some foreign country being shot at and blown to bits? Thousands of soldiers have gone to war or involved in active duty and never return home alive. Many who return home do so without all of their digits or limbs available for use. Even worse, some come home brain dead and will have to be physically cared for for the rest of their lives. The government has little programs put in place to help fallen soldiers once they have left the army and become civilians. Many medical expenses are left to foot by the family and their is little to no governmental support. Vets who return home many times need prosthetic limbs, expensive medications and other health type objects which are needed to support them living a everyday enjoyable life. Why join the army when you know the chances of you getting killed in duty is greater than coming home 100% fit.

3. You May End Up In A Nut House

Many of us has been in stressful and frightening situations which has left our minds in some really scary places. We continue to live and fear that articular experience and may avoid places or situation which triggers cognition of that event, leading us to react hysterical. Then take all what i just siad and multiply those thoughts, feelings and emotions by a hundred. The army is a cool place right? You get to put on cool uniforms, you get to use the latest technology, you get to fire guns, you are a typical bad ass right? But for many who have had the experience of being involved in real combat, there is nothing cool about it. You see people being killed around you left right and center. You witness women and children being mutilated, you best friend dies in your arms and there is nothing you can do about it. Now something snaps in your mind. That snapping can go 2 ways, it can be a snap to be more brave, or it could be a snsp that tells your brain no more and locks away your logic and perception in a tightly chained room in your mind and lets out the side of you that when you return home, all they will do is register you into a mental institution. Sad, but this is reality.

4. You May End Up Loosing Your Love

If you had any idea of how many soldiers who went away to fight war and came back loosing their wife and sweethearts you would be amazed. The media always covers all the negativity with government and puts a sugar coating on some one off story to make everything look nice and dandy when all they are doing is selling a lie. Many women who have spouses in active duty start off fine the first couple of months, maybe a year. But when they realize that it looks like their man may never return to them, well all i have to say is when the soldier is away, the gardener will play. Many girlfriends and wives have cheated on their soldier hubby while they are away and have even gotten pregnant in the process, Some have simply moved on with their lives without even a word to the soldier whom they claimed to love so much. The soldier then comes home to an empty home, a home filled with coldness of loneliness. But sometimes a good wife or a girlfriend will wait, they will honor their soldiers and love them. But many soldiers who got involved in active duty do not come home as the same man when they left. Their wives will sense this change and may not like it. The home will become broken and eventually the relationship will fall apart if there is no intervention.

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5. The Army Doesn't Really Solve Anything

These guys that sit up top and come up with stupid egotistical thoughts and ideas and then try to impose them on other countries. Then they say if you ever do this or do that you will be shot. Then they get the innocent children of the world, train them to be killers and tell them to go kill someone or get yourself killed because of my idea and thought. What society doesn't know is that there is no such thing as a powerful individual. It is the people that give power and the people who are capable of taking back that power. If all armies were to lay down their arms and never fight then many of these stupid decisions being made my sometimes some real psychopathic leaders would bare little fruit. When a army goes through and destroys a nations property, they will achieve nothing if they have not changed the mindset of the individuals. Guns are incapable of doing that. Armies have left bitter taste in the mouth of many poor countries. The people remember loved ones who have been slaughtered for just being born. They remember the pack of lies that government spread by media to invade countries to kill for commodities or to gain control over alien technology. Armies are just large body guards for government that threaten other nations.


6. The Education And Healthcare Needs The War Budget

What do you think about a country which spends more on warfare than the health of it's citizens? Isn't that a cruel and wicked act? You prefer to build bombs, warships, guns, chemical weapons. Than to facilitate job creations and better healthcare for the nation? Why are people being lead by a bunch of mad people and they sit down and play stupid. War or so called "defense" budget is huge in many countries. These paranoid leaders keep on creating more new and modern weapons. Stockpiling the earth destruction. Then they sit and play God with that little red button that launches nuclear missiles. The world really doesn't need armies, we need truth.

7. It Turns Good People Into Murderers

So you think because you are in the army and given a rifle and told to go battle while being paid peanuts by the Government makes you some hero? You have just become another paid killer. The difference is that you are backed by the government. When armies go into battle, civilians will end up being killed. But you know what the term for a civilian killed in battle called? Collateral Damage! The nerve of these bloodsuckers to snuff out people lives an then scuff at the body talking about collateral damage.


If the effort placed into killing by the world's governments were the same type of effort placed into world peace, health and real education, the world would be a much nicer place. Think about that extra 200 billion dollars into cancer research, into inner city programs, helping to eradicate some of these diseases that they themselves created. But mankind is a wicked being. His selfishness and lust for blood will let him destroy the entire plant and eventually his self. So what do you do now? Do you enroll? Or do you wise and rise up?


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    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      @frank, border police

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      Clive.. I see you were all that you could be.. I can go both ways with this hub.. if no one enlisted.. who would protect our boarders :( nonetheless it's good to say the pay scale... good share

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      No MsDora, it is the extremely worst thing. You need armies to fight wars, kill people, blow up lands. Trash the earth. No armies (of anykind = no war)

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Clive, your ideas are worth consideration; yet joining an army is not the worst thing a guy can do.

    • Maya Shedd Temple profile image

      Linda Sue Grimes 

      2 years ago from U.S.A.

      Hey, Clive: It's quite time consuming for sure! I'm hoping they stop their thieving soon.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      @Maya Shedd Temple, thanks man...cant deal with the hub theft thing

    • Maya Shedd Temple profile image

      Linda Sue Grimes 

      2 years ago from U.S.A.

      Hello, Clive:

      I'm writing to let you know that your Hub has been stolen by a site that is called BEST CONTENT EVERY DAY

      They have stolen at least 11 of my Hubs. Just thought I'd alert you to the situation, in case you did not already know.


      Linda Sue Grimes (Maya Shedd Temple)

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      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Eye opener. Perhaps this needs rectification

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      i myself thought that army folks were well paid. You have to be in the top 5 army ranks to fair well when it comes to salary. That starts at the Army general and trends down.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I couldn't believe how little they were paid. A lot of men and women join because they can't find jobs.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Eric

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I think your point of view needs to be shared. One should look at all factors before enlisting. Amazing money stat.


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