Onision: the king of intolerance. I don’t see how this guy has a fan base, let alone more than 2 MILLION FU%KI*G FOLLOWERS ON YOUTUBE! If you share any different ideology, or even physical feature from him, he’ll beat the crap out of you and all you stand for, and today, he’s going to try to tackle making fun of the armed forces? Well, I doubt this is going to go well...
G’ Day mates! Cameron Levengood is back with a vengeance. After some time off to write up a few articles, I have returned to make some social posts, and of course, enjoy some time with my best friend, Onision. As for Onision, well, he ranks somewhere higher than George Carlin on my douche scale, but I’m not sure how much higher. Anyway, this is my reaction to his video: My bad USAF Experience. We’re going to sort through the crap together, and see how many valid points we can actually pull out.
Today, I’m going to be doing things a bit differently. Instead of leaving a transcript of my reactions below, I’m just going to summarize his claims from the video into five main points, then point out some real life evidence against them, as well as, some general logic.
These are the five, big, bad claims he indirectly made throughout the video:
The Military Is Hard (no shit)
So, Onision calls upon several instances of his time in the military, to use as examples, to show the military is a hard job to train for and work at. Obviously, the military is going to be hard, and it’s going to need to push you: you’re going to war for god’s sake! He references the training drills the he had to do, such as carrying a bag of heavy materials (rocks) across long distances, traversing swamps, and doing other things with burdens placed upon him, such as the aforementioned rocks. He says that these were inhuman practices, and that they showed a great deal of irresponsibility on the military’s part. I’m not sure what Onision expected to be happening when he went to TRAIN FOR COMBAT, but apparently learning how to carry things is just too much for him. He references how others who were with him experienced trauma or even died while being subjected to the drills. If this is the case, my condolences go out to the families. Unlike an office job, you need to do any physical task required, even in the Air Force. Obviously, it’s not anyone’s goal to have someone die, it is a real concern that the leaders in the service have, but the sad truth is that people die in conflict and in training, as well. War is hell, so it is the military’s job to make sure that soldiers are prepared for any war-time situation. It’s for the benefit of the person being trained, to be put through a hard time, to make sure they come out of training stronger than when they came in, physically and mentally. This one you can debate, but if you ask me, I think that the military did not go too far by training the cadets harshly.
The Military Doesn’t Deserve Respect
Numerus times, Onision suggests that the military does not deserve respect, at least, not as much as it has. We’ll get to the points he made in a sec, but starting off, I’d like to say that the military deserves all the respect in the world. As you could probably figure out just by thinking about it, running the military is incredibly hard to do, and using it to execute tactical maneuvers here and overseas, is deserving of praise. They are the reason we get to live here, safe from the rest of the world’s conflicts. As I said in my "Good Things about the System" article, the military/government is the reason that anti-military/government activists are allowed to protest in the first place. Anyway, Onision sites the examples of both the training hardships mentioned previously, and a new situation revolving around a power-mad officer at the facility. The captain, he describes, dehumanized the cadets for her own enjoyment. Is this a bad example of what good military leadership is actually like? Maybe, but what Onision seems to forget is that this is military training at its best. Do you understand what men and women go through when they are prisoners of war? When they are tortured, abused, and brought down to the lowest levels of what inhumane treatment can be. This incident should be the proper characterization for what military service should be. The military is preparing these men and women for combat and God forbid capture. I personally would want my son or daughter prepared for war because battle isn’t a trip through Candyland. At one point, he brings up an image of the Air Force review page, and says that the high star count (~4.2) was a horrible score to give. I find it a bit odd for someone like Onison, who enjoys dehumanizing others so frequently, pumping out videos with titles like “Why I Love Lucifer”, and with themes and “facts” that have nothing to do with the topic, and purposely skew the viewers position to make common demographics such as Christians, non-vegans, Republicans (right-wingers), and other non-liberal points of view seem uncharacteristically weak and foolish in there ideals, by purposely dehumanizing their points into straw-man lies.
God Bless America; land that, if you’re Onision, is apparently not OK to love. Seriously, although Onision never directly says it, he suggests several times over that it is not OK to be patriotic to America or the military. The strongest time this point was made, of course, was when he referred to the Air Force review page, saying that the only reason it has high reviews is because we’re to collectively afraid to say bad things, or write bad reviews about the Air Force or military, when he, in fact, glosses right over the point. I’ll keep this one short, because its effectivity a continuation of what I said last time: people give it good reviews, because it’s the military’s job to keep the country safe , protected, and well defended, and we’re grateful for that.
The Military is Blindly Loyal
Well, if the military is blindly loyal, than that means most every other person that has had a job is so, as well. Did you ever consider that, by and large, the military has leaders to make it easy for it to be run effectively? He cites the trials, with the backpack and swamps, and says that he always blindly followed his leaders, and that it almost got him killed. At this point, we’re ultimately wrapping around back to the first point: In the military, or any other field that requires you to improvise on the go, it probably is a good idea to have a leading figure that can direct you though the pain, and lead you to your goal with minimal casualties. As for training: The Leaders of the military, are training the cadets of the military, to be resistant to pain and battlefield situations, to minimize casualties. What I’m trying to say is, that the majority of people that sign up to be soldiers, don’t also double up as survival huntsmen. Chances are that the majority of new recruits, including yourself, have had the assistance of professionals at command, so that you and others can make it back home alive, the same goes for training.
The Military Life is Dangerous
Well, well, well, I guess Onision thought that the military was going to be gym class, or something. Seriously, did you think it was going to be that easy? You need to be prepared to do any physical task while on the ground, even in the Air Force. That is why the military is ‘hard’. Their job is to make sure their soldiers get home safely.
Thank you all for reading this. This one was a bit shorter than my last few articles in this series, but I still feel that I have accurately covered all the bases pretty well. Even if you don’t agree with all five points, I hope you enjoyed the content, were informed by at least a few of my points, and in general, walked away smarter and better than when you started. If you weren’t a fan of my interpretation of the video, please remember that this is what I got out of it, and if you would like to see if for yourself, you can check it out though the link at the top of the page.
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