Military vs citizen – it’s a different mindset.

It’s a different mindset than the citizen. I prefer being a citizen, although I can’t compare by direct experience.

The procedures they go through on a large scale that modify, shape and change a person’s outlook, personality, opinions about things are pretty drastic and, from a social engineering perspective, amazingly effective.

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They pay well enough, although their healthcare is crap and nobody gets rich. Military is well-funded and, in a sense, “expanding the military” is strangely a form of social welfare.

It gives people with no $$ somewhere to go, something to do.

I can’t say I necessarily _agree_ with military-as-welfare ’cause I don’t – but I can see the reasoning behind it.

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