Veterans bashing Veterans

Art Leal Veteran Tribute 2013

It amazes me that a Veteran would bash another Veteran.  Regardless of political ideology, it is something that I do not do.  We can agree to disagree.  But to lower yourself to acts of childish bullying takes away any honor and respect you have earned.

So what is all this about?  There are individuals out there on the opposite end of any political spectrum who choose to besmirch a Veteran’s character if they don’t agree with them.  It doesn’t matter to them how it makes them look.  To them creating disparaging MEMES of an individual with lies and sharing it across the internet is perfectly okay.  They try to encapsulate it in “their Right of free speech and Fair Use.”  And they believe that makes it okay.  They don’t think about that person’s family, they don’t think about that person’s livelihood, all they care about is making themselves feel superior to the other and for some sick reason it makes them feel good.

I consider myself an honorable person.  I have enough integrity not to dishonor a fellow Veteran.  I will not mention their names or affiliations.  I will also not personally respond to a bully.  And, I also know that I have just as much access to the internet to make a few MEMES myself.  But I will not.  Why?  Because even though we disagree politically, I respect their service and them as a person.  I also respect their family.  To me it doesn’t matter if I don’t know you personally or if we have ever met or communicated.  To me it is courtesy.

It is difficult for me understand why a highly decorated, senior NCO Veteran, would act like a bully.  They lose all decorum and discredit themselves in a manner that is unbecoming of soldier. Once a soldier always a soldier, so even after our service we still have the duty to act in the manner of a soldier.  So being a bully to another veteran is sad.  What is even more sad, is that their followers will actually enable this behavior and cheer him on!!

 So the message is stop being bully.  Show some honor and decorum.  Set an example of your service and be an example for others to look up too.  Being ugly to someone doesn’t look good on you.  It just makes you look bad.

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One comment on “Veterans bashing Veterans
  1. I had to share this video, because this guy gets it. His words, “Hillary Clinton aside, this guy isn’t a fake and folks need to have 100% accuracy before calling a legit guy out as a fake.”

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