November 21, 2003

The Warrior Caste

Blackfive had this great post about what he calls the Warrior Caste, families that have served in the military through the generations, and about what some feel is the widening difference between civilians and the military.

I didn't serve, mainly because when I was of an age to make the decision I was a smartass punk who thought he was too good for it. It was only much later that I fully understood that I had it backwards; I wasn't good enough. I wish that hadn't been the case.

But although I didn't choose that path, I have a ton of respect from those who did, and do. And if I could check a box on my 1040 to pay extra taxes to go to increased military pay and benefits, I would do it in a heartbeat.

Bet you didn't think I could make it through an entire post without being sarcastic, did you?

Posted by Mr Green at November 21, 2003 09:20 AM

I wish we could check boxes on 1040s to indicate on what itmes we thought our money should be spent.

Posted by: Tiger at November 22, 2003 09:05 PM