Is there an universal meaning for "Support Our Troops"? The statement/sentiment/rhetoric confuses me. Is it an insanely popular non sequitor? Like "How are you today", or "What's up". What is proclaiming it indicative of?
When cornered into explaining it by the fervent nationalists which seem to dominate our society now, I say "I support their safety and well being, but not why they are there".
That is total bullshit. I hate the wars this country is perpetuating to an incredible degree. Probably more than I hate anything. Support our troops (to me) says that you're okay with an insanely complex government/corporation manipulating the living piss out of everything around it. I hope all military personal worldwide safely return to their respective homes, WHERE THEY BELONG.
Support 8yr old kids that had their arms blown off because a businessman half a world away decided "It had to be done".