The transition from the military to a civilian job is difficult. For those who are trained to kill, but lack a documented education, finding employment is worse than fighting on the front line, especially in the age when war is no longer good for world economies.
Veterans are led to believe while wearing a uniform and risking their tender lives, that in civilian life, after they leave an environment where everything is taken care, that society will offer them dignity, and a way to earn a living.
The Army mess hall caters to the minds of content, worry-free hogs. Although not the most eloquent of dining atmospheres, at least in the chow hall, soldiers obtain the sense that mothers offer to their hungry babes. Brest-fed soldiers are discharged from the bowels of a federally sponsored job with all-you-can eat specials and left to learn to fly on their own,
The transition to life outside of eggs- over- easy every morning is torturous, and many end up on the streets with drug addictions and most go hungry. Life in the real world often leads to homelessness and poverty for those spoiled by Uncle Sam. America’s homeless veteran problem is rooted in delusion, where the real cause of the fall of so many is due to an unwritten ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy that fools so many into believing that experience gained in the military can be used in the civilian sector. Most are shocked when they learn, while applying for jobs, that they were never told the truth; employers assume that anyone who spent time in the service is mentally-ill.
When soldiers leave the comfort of a controlled society and attempt to find work in a country with human resources departments more impressed with masters degrees than the knowledge found only in serving freedom, they are left to rot. Many choose to re-enlist, put their lives on the line once again, and secretly hope to die.
There is no respect offered by civilians who have never served a single day in their life when it comes to reviewing resumes. Jobs are not granted to those who chose to skip college to serve a nation. Only degrees from accredited colleges are honored by GM. When weeding out potential candidates for high-paying jobs in an economy that has bombed, most turn the page when they see work experience involving time served.
Young men and women who have grown accustomed to structured job promotions are gassed by the realities of the private sector, where almost every potential employer gasps when attempting to understand how job experience as a trained killer can be transferred to an office. Most look down upon the armed forces as pure stupidity and a poor career choice. Very few veterans take advantage of the G.I. Bill because when they are dropped without a parachute from such an easy, care-free life, they have to hit the ground running, and out here, it’s every dog for himself.
Former soldiers miss sleeping in the barracks. Payday is always the same for everyone in the Army. Young men and women sit atop black footlockers that are filled with neatly rolled brown t-shirts, matching underwear, and shoe polish wrapped in white cotton rags, and learn all there is to know about alcoholism. They drink together on payday and life for everyone is party. It is easy to believe that in the civilian world, things are the same. The world seems simple and in love on the last day of every month. They grab dog tags dangling over muscled chests and tell loud stories from where they grew up. Louder and louder, the conversations grow, often ending in shouting matches and fist fights that are in a sense, just love taps shared among the strong.
On the last day of every month, the world seems in perfect harmony; there is no better way to earn a living than in the Army. The sacrifice seems simple when life, for at least one day a month, ends in party. The joy that one finds when joining with friends and co-workers for a few cold beverages in the Army is better than a job anywhere on Wall Street. In the civilian world, everyone returns to their own home at night. In the Army, the drunk sleep with their heads nearly touching.
There is no better way to restore freedom, jobs and democracy to America than to enlist and invest everyone into the war machine. America must start a new war, but one that demands new technology and is fought on foot, by the many in the Army. It is the only way for the Federal Government to employ so many who are currently out of work. We cannot continue to give loans to so many stupid high-school graduates who obtain useless degrees from city colleges. There will be no work for them when they graduate anyway.
Our nation should invade someplace on foot. Perhaps the Holy Land is the best place to conduct such maneuvers. Let the factories re-open and let us make Israel the 51st state. Let us restore rule to the Mount of Olives, at least then, payday will be the same for almost everyone, as we drink the blood of Jesus in the land where it was originally shed.
When college students become dispensable like our service members and are drafted into such a comfortable lifestyle, our economy will once again thrive, because in the Army, everyone lives from paycheck to paycheck and Wall Street is so far away. Our world will become a heaven for junkies, homelessness will be a thing of the past, and even the gays will learn to enjoy the ambiance of the Army mess hall.
War is the only answer, but we need a real religious war, where the ground is too sacred to drop bombs from drones upon.