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The Economist Magazine: ‘Soldier Worship is Problematic’

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

“The Economist” magazine published a piece that suggests that American soldiers are no patriotic. It also blasted people who are supportive of our armed forces, calling it problematic.

According to The Economist piece titled “America’s love affair with uniformed men is problematic,” Americans obtain a  “highly romanticised view of military service, which is inaccurate and counter-productive at best.”

In other words, it is not good to be supportive of our military….even though they are the very people who fight and die to protect our rights and our freedom.

Fox News Insider reports:

The author asserts that few soldiers who receive thank-you cards from American children thanking them for “keeping us safe” actually believe that is what they are doing.

Soldiers’ courage on the battlefield is mostly for the sake of their comrades-in-arms, not the flag, the author goes on.

Civilians’ “soldier worship” also causes a “looming crisis” in the area of federal funding, it continues. The Department of Defense gets an unfair advantage in agencies’ fight for funds.

The author states that, “No soldier expects the beloved chumps back home to understand what he gets up to. He just needs to feel appreciated.”

Travis Lee Smith, a former marine, was quite angered by the ridiculous notion that soldiers are not patriotic and that Americans should not support and encourage them.

He commented, “When I enlisted in the Marine Corps I knew exactly what I was signing up for,” he continued, “It takes a huge number of people to make sure our military run smoothly none of us want to go to combat but we understand the risk that was signed up for and for this idiot author say anything contrary he can go jump off a cliff. Or better yet he should go spend some time with the Marines in a forward position that would changed his mind really quick. (A year would change his mind) untill the author steps up and serves he doesn’t know the reality of the military and to knock them like he has is just blatantly disrespectful.”

Smith concluded, “As service men and women We put ourselves In Harm’s Way to protect him and everyone else in America. We don’t need a thank you but it is nice. Even if you agree with this idiot you should still Thank the Veterans and Servicemen for nothing other then providing for the security of this country so that you can bad mouth whoever you want whenever you want when whenever you feel like it because if it wasn’t for them you would be able to write these disrespectful stories.”

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including Keepandbear.com. While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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