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Desensitized to Killing...?

 
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03/22/2015 10:23 PM
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You sound angry OP.

What does your handle stand for?

"Tetrahydrocannabinol"

or

"The Hate Club"

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03/22/2015 10:24 PM
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Shooting is the easy part. It's clearing the bodies that gets hard.
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03/22/2015 10:58 PM
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Shooting is the easy part. It's clearing the bodies that gets hard.
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03/22/2015 11:18 PM
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Well you can be on the front line, not the one sitting behind a screen with an Xbox controller controlling a drone very big man!
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03/22/2015 11:25 PM
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no matter how you die you are "only dead to the living" and that is the secreat of death you dont own your death only the living do. let go!tounge
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03/22/2015 11:27 PM
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i spelled that s word like a fill in the blank it will be racisist.
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03/22/2015 11:34 PM
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OP. I can tell you on experience that taking a life is a big thing. Until you see the man dying in front of you. Struggling to breath his last breath you won't understand. I had to do it to protect myself but his eyes are forever seared in my brain.
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03/22/2015 11:57 PM
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I know 2 combat vets from 2 different walks of life that just effing love it.

When they are home they bitch and whine, they cannot get enough of blowing people to bits.

The first one I met I could kind of understand coming from his background. The second one still puzzles me, he is an only child, bright, grew up coddled and protected, and his parents are both professionals. I never dreamed this kid would end up a Marine.

Some people just have it in them.
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03/23/2015 12:02 AM
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I really don't think watching death on TV or in video games can compare to the act of actually killing someone.

It might actually hurt, because you have people, like the OP, who think they're prepared to do it because of what they've seen at a distance in safety, but then when the actual time comes to kill someone (or after someone is killed) the shock of the act and the pure, harsh, unmovable reality of the situation is more of a kick in the gut than it would have been had you not come into it with the belief that it'd be some casual thing like it is in a video game. TV, video games, can not prepare you for the visceral horror of the reality.

And always remember, you do NOT know how you'll react in a kill-or-be-killed situation until you've been there. There are many people who find themselves unable to pull the trigger, even though they doubtless believed they could just a few minutes before.

That's just my take on it, though. Dunno.
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03/23/2015 12:08 AM
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I don't know what it is, but ever since the rise of ISIS/terror threats..etc,etc
I feel that I am completely desensitized when it comes to killing, all of the guns I've fired/own, all the war movies/documentaries I've watched.. I think I'm ready to fight Islam, and it won't be a problem for me to pull the trigger multiple times when this day comes. I don't feel like I will get PTSD.. I feel to strong minded and ready for something like this. Is it fucked up that in my day and age I want to see an extermination of evil and wicked? That I want to be involved with the extermination of evil and wicked? These thoughts pace my head. To the point where I want to join the Military to blast some of these freedom stripping fucks. I don't need help mentally, I need help physically.

Anyone else with me?
 Quoting: Tasty THC


you are being brainwashed and put into a fugue state by constant tv watching

do some reality testing

the IDEA of killing and the rEALITY are 2 different things; remember you will have to live with yourself the rest of your life.
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03/23/2015 12:11 AM
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I know 2 combat vets from 2 different walks of life that just effing love it.

When they are home they bitch and whine, they cannot get enough of blowing people to bits.

The first one I met I could kind of understand coming from his background. The second one still puzzles me, he is an only child, bright, grew up coddled and protected, and his parents are both professionals. I never dreamed this kid would end up a Marine.

Some people just have it in them.
 Quoting: Watdhel

You can do things you can't in the civilian world, the sad part you're just another pawn regardless.

I could see loads of fun in war...but.
Tasty THC  (OP)

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03/23/2015 01:52 AM
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OP. I can tell you on experience that taking a life is a big thing. Until you see the man dying in front of you. Struggling to breath his last breath you won't understand. I had to do it to protect myself but his eyes are forever seared in my brain.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56449519


Were you ready, mentally and physically for your scenario?
If not I could see how it would be very traumatic.
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03/23/2015 01:59 AM
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I really don't think watching death on TV or in video games can compare to the act of actually killing someone.

It might actually hurt, because you have people, like the OP, who think they're prepared to do it because of what they've seen at a distance in safety, but then when the actual time comes to kill someone (or after someone is killed) the shock of the act and the pure, harsh, unmovable reality of the situation is more of a kick in the gut than it would have been had you not come into it with the belief that it'd be some casual thing like it is in a video game. TV, video games, can not prepare you for the visceral horror of the reality.

And always remember, you do NOT know how you'll react in a kill-or-be-killed situation until you've been there. There are many people who find themselves unable to pull the trigger, even though they doubtless believed they could just a few minutes before.

That's just my take on it, though. Dunno.
 Quoting: KonspiracyKitty


Not once have I said that I think I am able to do it because of what I've seen on tv or in movies, come on. Why do people insist on twisting words?

I've been hunting, shit my first kill as an 11 year old boy I did not hesitate to pull the trigger, it's not the same thing but I know many people hesitate to pull the trigger on that buck there first time, or every time. Continue to tear me down whatever say that I couldn't do it, life or death especially against a hated enemy, it wouldn't be very hard. Who knows it could also depend on the situation after the war scenario..
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I know 2 combat vets from 2 different walks of life that just effing love it.

When they are home they bitch and whine, they cannot get enough of blowing people to bits.

The first one I met I could kind of understand coming from his background. The second one still puzzles me, he is an only child, bright, grew up coddled and protected, and his parents are both professionals. I never dreamed this kid would end up a Marine.

Some people just have it in them.
 Quoting: Watdhel

You can do things you can't in the civilian world, the sad part you're just another pawn regardless.

I could see loads of fun in war...but.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63346236


See now I don't see war being fun, nor taking a life fun. In some cases it has to be necessary. If a group of Islamic extremists are crusading your neighbourhood are you gonna step outside with your hands up and tey to negotiate with them? Or are you gonna load up your ar15's and feed them some lead? Fuck, it can be any group of people, gov agencies too... Not just Islamic extremists
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03/23/2015 01:34 PM
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Don't they have creams or ointments for that?
Tasty THC  (OP)

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03/23/2015 01:50 PM
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Don't they have creams or ointments for that?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1744056


That's something you'd have to talk to your doctor about..
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