|"I knew I wanted to be a sniper my whole life."
||[Mar. 23rd, 2007|12:27 am]
Benjamin M S/W a.k.a. <BalsaaTheMagicalGuruGuy>
This is about a Facebook advertisement, because it is SCARY. It is a video about someone who serves in the U.S. Army. One of his most striking quotes is, "I knew I wanted to be a sniper my whole life."|
Let that sink in for a moment. Yes, um, I knew I wanted to shoot targets with pinpoint accuracy with a gun that can shoot like a mile since I was out of diapers.
I mean, maybe the REASON he wanted to be a sniper was to protect the troops, not because the idea fascinated him. But if the idea DID fascinate him... I mean... that sounds like kind of a serious mental condition, doesn't it? The idea of, oh man, I'm going to go somewhere and hide places and shoot people?
If you watched the video, did you notice how he said something about how he shoots at a "target" - not at a human being.
Remember kids, "In the U.S.Army you can do anything"-!
DISCLAIMER: Yes, I have also heard someone's personal story about a disturbed soldier, and read about a disturbed soldier today in Fiction workshop. And whenever I watch Frankie play videogames, it's usually something like Ghost Recon where sniper-ing is a big part of it. But I think the main effect this is having on me now is questioning what this guy's motivation.