I am angry.......
AND for those of you that know me personally you will know it takes a lot to make me angry. I caught up with somebody that I hadn't seen for many years & you know how the conversation goes -What you up to these days??? Where are you living??? What are the kids doing??? Well that is when the problem started. I happened to mention my son had joined the defence force.
Well didn't that open a mine field.(This is what they said & what I WISHED I had of said but didn't)
It went like this-
I never knew you supported war......Like hello I DON'T!!!
I can't imagine why any mother would want their child to join the defences......
Ever thought my son might just be a well balanced, hard working young adult that can actually accept discipline.
(& can I please mention here that you just told me your son is on the dole and you regularly get told by him to Get F***** )Please bare in mind I trust my son to make his own career choices.
While I realize that the defences isn't for everybody. It is just as well somebodies sons/daughters do it or I guess Australia would be without an Army.
Oh and buy the way have you ever stopped to wonder why you and your friends are able to wave your no-war placards and not be shot down in the street, like you would be in some countries.
Lastly before you go to sleep tonight maybe you should think about- If Australia ever does become under threat. Would you and your family want to be protected by The Australian Defence Force or would you very kindly say thanks but no thanks I do not need your protection.
Please remember I haven't yet got Alzheimer's and I remember a time when you were caught in a natural disaster. My last question did you accept their help then????
Well I hope you at least said thank you.
I know you will never read this post and I probably wouldn't want you to anyway, but hey it sure made me feel better by writing it.
If you have got this far in the post of listening to my rant "sorry" but I have had this reaction before and I am tired of it. Please take the time to watch the video below even though it is on American soldiers it is quite applicable to our Aussie soldiers.
You will have to pause my playlist.