|Why has this country become so soft? This question has always alluded me, and watch 300 even amplyfied it. What happen to warrior culture? The spartans, samuri, indian tribes and more in the past have all had warrior cultures, men that wanted to die fighting for thier families, this was what young men aspired to be. It was noble. Then when a warrior died, yes they were mourned, however not in the same light as today. The culture was happy that they died fighting for them. Dying of old age was not wanted usually. Today in this war, we want to pull out becuase of a few casualties (very simplified of coarse). I am not trying to allude that we as a nation should want to die in Iraq but, as a society we are missing something. What is the nation coming too..."War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself" - John Stuart Mill Is this it?
When I talk about joing the Corps and wanting to go to BRC, to serve my country, my parents and my wieghtlifting coach from high school says to me, "why would you want to join the Corps now? you know theres a war going on right?" To me that is why I want to serve, what is happening???? Honestly I find comfort in the idea of dying for my brother, so he may be free, so he can play football, video games, and experience life, to live and to love, I would be happy to die for that.