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10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military 1st Edition
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If you join the Army, you might die. You might also be injured. Your friends might die, one of mine already has. You may have to kill people (thought this is less likely, you rarely have a positive target to shoot at over here, our enemies are so cowardly) who later turn out to have been innocent. So the top of the list is completely true and accurate. It starts to fall apart from there.
I'll just go on in order of truth. I don't have time to cover all the points, but here goes. It is true that too often veterans are denied medical treatment, or at least have to wait entirely too long. This is largely because this administration continues to see fit to cut VA funding year after year, despite the two combat zones producing an entire new generation of combat veterans. Anyone in the military, or out of it, for it or against it should be up in arms about this. It is inexcusable.
Now for the slightly less than true. If you are against all war and killing other human beings, do not enlist in the military. This should be fairly obvious. It is possible to get conscientious objector status once you are in, it's just a very long drawn out process. You can refuse orders you believe are wrong: for instance, sarge tells you to go kill the little girl and her puppy.Read more ›
The book's aim is clear -- to lay out some facts about the military for those considering joining. The military itself gets to make its case with big-budget ad campaigns. So this book is simply saying, "Look, some really bad stuff might happen to you. They aren't going to tell you about it, but take a look at these peoples' stories."
Clearly you were drawn to "review" the book because of the involvement of Cindy Sheehan. So be it. But please, in the interest of honesty, don't start reviewing books you've never read. It does the entire idea of truth a huge disservice.
I truly believe everything "10 Excellent Reasons Not To Join The Military" and I hope this book reaches as many readers as possible, especially the naive kids around the age of 17 to 25 who are prone to fall for that slick military advertising they now put on TV. If the military is all we have to offer our kids, then this country needs a major overall (I believe President Obama thinks so, too). We have to flush out the hate mongers like Bush and Cheney and Beck and that fat show host, Rush, and learn to live peacefully. Of course, it's going to take good leadership, and that God we finally have just that.
Just Say No to The Military should be America's new motto. Share this book with every young man and woman you know. It could save their lives.
Bearing this context in mind you have an economic draft where those within our society are funneled into the military with over blown and often false promises of education, job skills, and most basically a job. I knew that the recruiters often made false and misleading promises to intice young men and women into the military. I did not know that a contract with the military is a contact where only one party is bound by the terms of the contract (you) and the other party can change the basic terms of the contract at will (the military). Would you enter into a contract with an employer, a partner, a bank or a contractor with such lop-sided terms such as these? Unfortuantely too many young Americans are doing just that.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This family opted to write a book extolling the drawbacks of serving your country in response to their son's death. As a fellow soldier, I'm sorry for your loss. Read morePublished on August 28, 2013 by bought one
I applaud the authors of this book. They present information in a straight-forward manner. It isn't far out left thinking -- they don't employ scare tactics. Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by Linda Levi
Bought this for my grandson who is being pressured by girlfriend to join military for all the wrong reasons. If it convinces him not to join, it would get five stars. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Older But Wiser
I was reluctant to purchase this book but fortunately the author summarizes it in a website so I didn't (use a search engine). Sadly, her ten reasons are rather bad. Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by Eric W. Lehmann
words about men who love their country, but much more than that love one another. They sacrifice themselves so that we all may live. Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by V. Foucault
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Hate to state the obvious, but the only reason for this book to exist is to give blowhards a bully pulpit to rant about things of which they know... Read more
This book is full of garbage. I was US Army Infantry for 3 years. I was also wounded in Iraq. I am currently 100% disabled by the Veterans Administration. Read morePublished on November 13, 2009 by John William Craft
To anyone who agrees with Ms. Weill-Greenberg's book on "10 Excellent Reasons Not To Join The Army."
Where would we be today in America if people read, agreed with and... Read more
A MUCH NEEDED BOOK! The Bu$h Administration lies and soldiers die! They have destroyed the military for at least a generation maybe more. Don't join the military! Read morePublished on February 15, 2007 by Dos Passos