Rants & Essays
By Marcus Pan
I can't understand something. There is something that is
going on in this world right now that is nearly driving me out of my mind. How
can the men who were sent to the Gulf War be considered heroes? First of all,
some of them probably never had to fire a bullet. Second of all, they were
barely over there for a month. Third of all, it was one of the most pussiest
wars ever witnessed. So how are they heroes? Don't take me wrong. Yes, I think
they did a good job. But the main point that I don't understand is this: These
guys go over there for maybe a month, win a pussy war and come home considered
heroes. But the brave men who fought in the hellish Vietnam War were there for
years, went through a living hell in the jungles of Vietnam not knowing what
the hell to expect in the nearest treeline and come home as "baby killers?"
That's what I don't get.
How can men who served their country so grandly in days of
hell living in the jungles and fishing out the Viet Cong soldiers (Charlie)
come home from performing terrible feats, complete with nightmares and really
terrible war wounds not be considered heroes? No...people spit in their faces
and called them "baby killers", wouldn't employ them and let them rot in the
stinkin' streets. What kind of shit is that to come home to after pulling the
shit they did in Vietnam? Now these Gulf War soldiers come home after spending
a month or so in the gulf, watching specials by celebrities, treated like kings
and win a pussy war come home to ticker-tape parades, comedy specials, songs
("Voices That Care") and are told that they are heroes. Well, let me tell you
this much. If I were a Vietnam veteran, I'd be madder than a pissed-on
I don't get it. What special shit did these guys perform
when compared to the feats of the Vietnam American veterans? I'll tell you.
It's like comparing Mickey Mouse to Superman. Give me a break and come to terms
with reality, world.
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since its first appearance in Legends No. 11.