This is something I see and here all the time and I’m just sick of it.
How can all troops be heroes? Don’t the US troops kill troops of other countries? So if all troops are heroes wouldn’t the US troops just being killing other heroes?
Since that is the case, you’d have to say only some troops are heroes. Then it becomes very subjective on which troops are heroes. Which makes the statement that all the troops are heroes. It is a logical contradiction that can’t be universalized.
Troops in itself is just a concept. The same way the idea of a forest is just a concept. A forest is just made up of individual trees. Each other different then the other. Just like the concept troops is just made up of individual soldiers.
Are some individuals who serve in the army heroes?
I’d say Chelsea (Bradley) Manning is a hero.
But anyone who actively participates in mass murder, genocide, and destruction is anything but a hero.
It’s time we stop hero worshiping the troops. War shouldn’t be something that is respected or glorified. If we stop hero worshiping the troops less people will be inclined to join. With out soldiers there can’t be any wars.
If you want to stop the warfare state stop worshiping the troops.
And yes, I’ve “served” in the military.