I wish to get everyone's opinion on the Camo Uniforms and Support our troops night. There was a thread before the season started and it seemed like most people thought it was a good idea. I however think it has no place in the NBA, the sports community, or life in general. The problem with a slogan like "support our troops" is it can have two meanings. I recently had a friend leave for Afghanistan, and while I do "support" him, I do not support the cause of war. I wish to god he didn't join when he was 20 when he thought he had no options, but he did and is now "serving" his time. I would like to know who's idea this was, anybody know? Probably some politician who wants to promote the money racket that war is and get the average beer drinking, COD playing, naive fool to think that supporting our troops is a noble cause. Mix in some patriotism and some guilt and all of a sudden people are gung ho to kill the BAD GUYS.
I don't want to go too deep into this as I'm sure I'm going to catch some opposing views who see no harm in it, but there is harm. One doesn't have to look far in today's information age and look at the big picture of what is going on in our world. If it were a support our troops, bring them home, stop war its non-sense we're too advanced and we're all human campaign....then sign me up. But the grey area of a slogan like "support our troops" reads to me Loudly...SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT"S AGENDA.
And that I cannot do.
If this gets removed or placed elsewhere I understand.