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#24 - articulate ONLINE (09/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Now it's art!
User avatar #19 - thelordofrepost (09/15/2013) [+] (17 replies)
Why, does everyone think people in the military are just mindless slaves?
Graffiti.
#23 - bronywhat (09/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I think this painting has reached the very pinnacle of edgy and pretentious.
I think this painting has reached the very pinnacle of edgy and pretentious.
#29 - ilikewaterham (09/15/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Yep, every soldier in the armed forces is a brainwashed moron who just loves to kill people in foreign countries. Every single soldier in the military is a slave to the government and is a brainless idiot, they should spend their time doing something useful like playing sarcastaball
User avatar #22 - leopoldstotch (09/15/2013) [-]
I know I am probably sounding butthurt, but fuck whoever did that. They are probably ignorant and think that anyone in the military are mindless idiots who barely graduated high school (there are some). But the reality is that there is a huge percentage of people in the military who very intelligent and free thinking.
#37 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (09/15/2013) [+] (5 replies)
It's making a statement. Just because you don't agree with the statement doesn't mean it's not art. It's like saying that Mein Kampf isn't a book just because it's full of shit.
#77 - CptSoapMacTavish (09/15/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I know that this image is a troll, but I'm going to bite anyways. This is probably the work of some Arts or Philosophy major who spends their time doing fuck all and then spend the rest of their time farting out pretentiousness.

I'm a First Lieutenant in the Finnish Military and since a brief period (6 months) of military service (learning the basics of warfare) is required from every male citizen I teach thousands of guys every year how to fight in case we are ever dragged into a war. What I can tell you with 100% certainty is that these guys (age 18-22) are far from mindless slobs like in the picture above and are generally awesome youths who after their service go and move on with their lives.

I've had more than a few hippies yell "killer" and "war mongerer" etc from park benches when I go back home in my uniform. To anyone of these people who accuse me of teaching young men how to kill others my response is the same: "I'm teaching them skills that I pray they will never have to use."

The maker of this graffiti might not have had the Finnish military in mind, but I will still call them out on their shit. After they've completed military service or a tour overseas I'd like to ask them to paint something like that again.


TL;DR Maker of the graffiti is a philosophy major with no actual concept of what it means to be in the military
User avatar #50 - hellomynameisbill (09/15/2013) [+] (4 replies)
apparently, If you're too intelligent, the american military can deny you
User avatar #51 to #50 - schmitty (09/15/2013) [-]
That's the most stupid thing I've ever fucking heard. They won't deny you if you're "too smart". I'm in the American military and I scored 4 points away from a perfect score on the ASVAB (basically the SAT for the military) and I know a few people who scored higher than that and they're still in the military. Also I know people who have gotten near perfect scores on the SAT and are still in the military. So unless that was a joke, in which case that's fine and I'm not even mad, then you should get your facts straight.
#26 - maxismahname (09/15/2013) [-]
Why the long face?
HUEHUEHUEHUE
No but seriously that is a long-ass face
User avatar #55 - driverist (09/15/2013) [-]
Art, but not because of the message it tries to convey.

It's a lot better than a blank wall and it makes people think (whether they agree or not) about the subject it portrays.
#85 - TopDawg (09/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)
"The military is so bad haa, you're all idiots to support them! They dun fight for muh freedoms"

Yeah well even if they don't maybe their grandpa or grandma did, maybe their dad or mom, brother or sister gave their lives defending whatever blood stained flag they wore on their chest. And they're damn proud of it, and who they are. To anyone who sits there and speaks againt the military, just remember, not all of them are brainless zombies, and most of them would put themselves between you and harms way. They would fight to defend your last breath and give you theirs to make sure you can keep calling them a murdering dog. So, what exactly have you done to change a total strangers life? For bad or good? How have YOU impacted this world in anyway? If you have, then props to you, go on you've earned your seat. If you haven't, go out there and make yourslef mean something. Don't sit around and fall into a crowd. Make your -life- mean something. Those mindless soldiers, are chasing after something a lot bigger than what you think, they're doing something with their lives, no matter what they've done, the second that rifle touched their hands, the second that helmet strapped on, the second that bullet proof vest wraped around their hearts and guts, they took a breath and began their life journy. That is why I am a proud supporter, they put fourth an effort to be happy with their life. It's not for everyone, not for me, the good little med student, but it was for them, and I can smile with them saying I'm chasing after what makes me happy.

#18 - anonymous (09/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)
QUESTION: why do americans always like that kind of graffiti, but the moment they see a post about someone joining the army it's autofrontpage with "good luck god loves you" and "you're my hero" and all that?
User avatar #46 to #18 - xpurpledragonx (09/15/2013) [-]
ANSWER: There are a lot of different people in this country.
#62 - latinotornado (09/15/2013) [-]
Now that's what I call edgy
#17 - anonymous (09/15/2013) [-]
I know I'm gonna get red thumbed for this, but as a weekend warrior this kinda offends me. Not because it's bashing soldiers, we do that all the time, but because a good nco does more abstract thought in order to properly utilize resources then I used my entire high school career. So basically this is demeaning a difficult job by claiming anyone can do it, when truly it's a very hard job.
#109 - TexMex (09/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I don't think they're trying to say that all soldiers are idiots. I think they are trying to say that war is idiotic and there was no other way to portray it.
I don't think they're trying to say that all soldiers are idiots. I think they are trying to say that war is idiotic and there was no other way to portray it.
User avatar #47 - markisawesome (09/15/2013) [-]
Neither. Propaganda.
#1 - rubyasshole (09/14/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I don't know how it's called in US, but where I live "graffiti" is when you have permission to do so, and it is always considered art
User avatar #12 to #1 - xdeathspawnx (09/15/2013) [-]
In the US graffiti usually refers to illegal painting, and is usually done with spray paint in the night. If it was done legally they probably wouldn't use spray paint and it would probably be called a mural. You can usually tell the difference by the style.
#60 - darksideofthebeast (09/15/2013) [+] (37 replies)
I hate the army.   
I only respect a few amount of people in the army and that is it.   
They're only trained to kill and sometimes that ends up being random civilians too...
I hate the army.
I only respect a few amount of people in the army and that is it.
They're only trained to kill and sometimes that ends up being random civilians too...
User avatar #64 to #60 - Digitalphear (09/15/2013) [-]
The amount of stupid in your statement was overwhelming.
#119 - pwnertrainee (09/15/2013) [-]
I don't think the point is to say that soldiers are idiots, but that when you join the military you lose the right to think. You're not allowed to think for yourself, you are part of a machine and you are expected to be just that, a cog does not question what it does, and if it's just.
#16 - yomommabinshoppin (09/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Why do we feel like we're are more enlightened than others?
People constantly go about saying that they are so much more intelligent, and then there is the people who point out those people, and it goes deeper and deeper. I realize that it looks like I am saying that I am smarter than the people who claim intelligence above others, but that is not my intention. I just would like it if we all stopped putting ourselves above others. It starts with the bottom, people go to war, and people don't care. Then people who claim they are enlightened point out that others brainwash the less intelligent and convince them to go to war. After that, the "more enlightened" people point out that the "enlightened people" are making themselves feel special just because they noticed something. Then the circle continues.

tl;dr People claim to be above average intelligence, then different people say they aren't better than anybody else and these "different" people feel like they are better for pointing that out and so on. So howabout we all stop being edgy and stop complaining about others that are being edgy so we can stop the elitism.
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