GOP war hawks slam student loan cancellation for 'undermining' Pentagon efforts to prey on desperate young people.
I was one of the Many, the Not-Proud, the... OK, Navy, but still.
I joined because of the GI Bill, and I joined the Navy because I was third generation and I pray there's no fourth. When I joined, it was literally to get out of poverty, and then I found out I had it *better* than most. One guy I served with was directly told by a judge "it's either the military or jail, pick one". I did not join because of some bursting pride for my country. Not even close. And this was BEFORE I knew what our government was responsible for even before 9/11.
Ironically, the one piece of media that most shaped my political views was purchased right after 9/11 at an Exchange: System of a Down's Toxicity album.
This is why I get an involuntary twitch in my eye when people pull the "Thank You For Your Service" nonsense. They're usually not sincere, but I worry more about the ones that are. I didn't "serve", I was dealt a shitty hand and took the least worst way out. I did a job with an onerous contract.
(Also, the guy that made the initial tweet? He's a Navy Reserve Supply Corps officer who got his commission via Officer Candidate School. It's the Easy Button of officer programs. What a wuss)
it is a little concerning in the sense that the people continuing to enlist are the ones most likely to do so because they want to kill overseas with no repercussions
'calling student debt forgiveness a “slap in the face” to veterans because service-members and veterans were purportedly more deserving of debt relief than the average civilian.'
The zero-sum gamesmanship here is strong.