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Do you think joining the military automatically makes you a hero or are you doin

  1. Danette Watt profile image85
    Danette Wattposted 7 years ago

    Do you think joining the military automatically makes you a hero or are you doing your civic duty?

  2. Ancillotti profile image59
    Ancillottiposted 7 years ago

    That depends on your perpesctiva. Military service has many repressive nature and can even be seen as anti-heroic, since it's strictly focused on violence.
    However, in another perpesctiva can be seen as a great civic service or heroic act before their parents.
    Everything will depend on your point of view, and as you see military service.

  3. JOE BARNETT profile image62
    JOE BARNETTposted 7 years ago

    i joined to do my part(civic duty) at 17. but once in,you're trained for violence and cultivated for living in chaos. this becomes common place.at that point .heroism is what civilians call it but to you it's just another day at work or what anyone else in the group would have done.

  4. Kantrybe profile image75
    Kantrybeposted 7 years ago

    My husband would say civic duty and I agreed with him until he deployed. It might be a job to him, but I look at everything he has to give up to do that job. It might have been easy when he first enlisted, but once you add a wife and children into the mix and then a deployment, you become a hero, or at least you should. He gives up watching his kids grow up and family time in general in order to do his "job." Also, him doing his "civic duty" helps make it so that there is no draft and people can choose not to serve. To me, he is a hero and so is every other military person that has joined because that undoubtly means that they will deploy. However, during peace time, I do not see enlisting as a reason to be considered a hero.

  5. Daffy Duck profile image61
    Daffy Duckposted 7 years ago

    What makes you a hero is your actions not what club you join.

  6. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 7 years ago

    I was in the military. To answer the first part of the question; no, it does not. I would call national guard service a civic duty since its members have real jobs and are contributing members of society throughout most of the year. They have some military training and are called to active service during emergencies or wartime. On the other hand, the full-time regular army is full of people who are looking for job security, free housing, and free healthcare. Although deep down most of them do not believe in what they are doing, they are willing to tow the line and show loyalty to the paternalistic organization that feeds their families. I would say they are more loyal to the military than to US citizens. The army is not as rogue as some federal law enforcement agencies, but it is getting there. But every soldier I knew counted the days until his retirement with full pension at the relatively young age of 42. It's a form of welfare where the wards must train and fight for the state to receive the entitlements that no one else in the entire country gets from their jobs.

 
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