The Army Brain

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
Wasn't Kincaid the target of some bombastic tirade from John Wayne in The Green Berets?

So ya wanna be a marine, Kincaid?

Hmm
 
Wasn't Kincaid the target of some bombastic tirade from John Wayne in The Green Berets?

So ya wanna be a marine, Kincaid?

Hmm
Well George Takei was Captain Nim, so it must have been an uphill slog being a marine
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
Well George Takei was Captain Nim, so it must have been an uphill slog being a marine
An uphill struggle snuggle.

Edit. Or not maybe much of a struggle.
 

kimmi851

War Hero
Wasn't Kincaid the target of some bombastic tirade from John Wayne in The Green Berets?

So ya wanna be a marine, Kincaid?

Hmm
Or alternatively John Kincaid of the Rifles in Wellington's Army - not that good at being a soldier and had sex with a bird for bread. Could be that one?
 

mrboo

War Hero
So the choices are

1 Gets on with life
2 Blames everyone else
3 Snowflake

wow that is a tough one .
 

Chef

LE
I hope this helps
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Thanks Spike.
 
2nd April 2020 - Lockdown Day 12

It is 4 55 am . . . the first cup of tea of the day is quietly steaming on my desk as I write . . . I am thinking . . . Is there such a thing as “AnArmy Brain” ? . . .

My friend Maurice recently posted something which gave me food for thought . . . it was to do with the current Chinese Plague . . . I call it “The Chinese Plague” because my army brain believes in telling it the way it is . . .

China has recently tried to deny any responsibility in the current World-wide mass deaths, in spite of its obvious genesis in the slime and guts of one of their disgusting live animal food markets . . . and as an aside, I hear Russia is starting to portray it as a Western plot . . .

But my army brain is having none of it . . .

What do I mean by an “Army Brain” . . . . Maurice’s post hazarded the theory that there are three types of people . . .

Type One, generally middle-aged with a refined sense of responsibility, both to themselves and those they love . . . they can often be seen staring into the middle distance, silently mouthing “F**** , I better batten the hatches . . . I better get more stores in . . .

Type Two, on the other hand, are controlled bu events, rather than trying to control them . . . they are unprepared for anything . . . every thing is some one else’s fault . . .

Type Three are generally the type often referred to as “Millennials” or “Snowflakes” . . their sense of responsibility is almost totally absent, and what little there is is targeted at the wrong things, such as their smart phones and their trainers . . . they are constantly surprised that shit is happening to them . . .

I think that the steadiness found in type one people comes from their broader experience of life . . they have seen it all before . . .

OK . . I am prepared to accept that all the above is a simplification . . . but it also contains some basic truths . . and I am willing to bet the Pole Dancer’s chromium pole that a great many of type ones have had some experience in the uniformed services, both military and civil . . . And here we get to the army brain . . . for centuries the British soldier has had to think on his feet . . . he has to be not only aware of the moment, but to also have an eye for the recent future . . . no one but a comrade was going to help him, toss him another clip of ammunition, share meagre rations with him . . .

The British soldier, like the British sailor, always had a weather eye open for an impending storm . . . . it was a weather eye that was developed through cruel experience and was expensively bought . . it was purchased in the 18th century and 19th century continental and colonial wars . . . the Hell that was the Great War exacted a price, . . . and the 20th century’s modern conflicts provided a further invoice . . .

I do not claim the foresight and prescience can only be found in the military mind . . . but is there an army brain?

Our armed services might only spend 0.1 percent of their time fighting actual wars, but they spend 99.9 percent thinking about them and training for them. .

So I rather think there is . . .
Never mind all that. Have you repented and accepted Christ into your life, Kincaid? Would you like me to pray for you.
 
Type One, generally middle-aged with a refined sense of responsibility, both to themselves and those they love . . . they can often be seen staring into the middle distance, silently mouthing “F**** , I better batten the hatches . . . I better get more stores in . . .
I didn’t know soldiers were all middle aged. Have you told the army? It may help recruiting.
 

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