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[–] cats_taste_good 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

something like 95% of soldiers on all sides just kinda fire their weapon in the general direction of the enemy

I know about this study and I don't believe the numbers. Or maybe I'm a psychopath. Because I can tell you that I would kill a LEGITIMATE enemy without hesitation or the slightest remorse. Some guys are wired that way. The truth is that some guys come home from war and they can't fit back in to society because they can't duplicate the excitement and thrills of war. Civilian life is too tame for them.

I guess maybe I'm in the 5% - but I think it's really higher than 5%. I think it's more like 20%. I think the guys who said they fired their weapon in the air were just saying that because they didn't want to admit the truth - that once they got into it, the killing and war instinct took over. They didn't like what they found out was inside them, and they didn't want to admit it to anybody.

That's why guys who come home from war have trouble. They found out that they were basically killing machines when they got into battle, and now they're trying to live in a society that say, Oh, noes, that is bad, you are bad, if you behaved that way or have that instinct. They're wracked with guilt because of what society says about people who behaved the way they did.

If they weren't in a feminized society that wags it's finger in their faces and tells them that war and killing is BAD- after they save the useless fucks from an enemy - they wouldn't have those psychological problems.

Now none of this is to say that some guys CAN'T handle it. There are plenty of guys wired that way. Maybe the majority of guys are wired to be passive followers, and being forced to engage an enemy and kill him plays havoc with their innate physiologically based psychology.

This same boredom thing happens with criminals who try to go straight, or with drug addicts who try to get off the dope. It's not that they can't do straight life. It's that it is too fucking BORING when you have been out there on the edge.

Let's just say that I know a little about this from personal experience, and leave it at that.

[–] GazeboCathedral 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You read my whole thing where the US military now has it up to 95%?