Thursday, November 3, 2016

Change--from the net

My, My - how times have changed !
1945 - NCO's had a typewriter on their desks for doing daily reports.
2016 - Everyone has an internet access computer, and they wonder why no work is getting done.
1945 - canteens (and steel pots) were made of steel, and you could heat coffee or hot chocolate in them.
2016 - canteens are made of plastic, you can't heat anything in them, and they always taste like plastic.
1945 - they collected enemy intelligence and analyzed it.
2016 - they collect your pee and analyze it.
1945 - we defeated powerful countries like Germany and Japan.
2016 - we come up short against Iraq and Afghanistan.
1945 - the Exchange had bargains for soldiers who didn't make much money.
2016 - you can get better and cheaper merchandise at Walmart.
1945 - we called the enemy names like "Krauts" and "Japs" because we didn't like them.
2016 - we call the enemy the "opposing force" or "aggressor" because we don't want to offend them.
1945 - victory was declared when the enemy was defeated and all his things were broken.
2016 - we haven’t a clue as to what victory is or what it takes to achieve it.
1945 - a commander would put his butt on the line to protect his people.
2016 - a commander will put his people on the line to protect his butt.
1945 - wars were planned and run by generals and admirals who knew how to fight and win.
2016 - wars are planned by politicians who haven’t a clue about fighting or winning.
1945 - we were fighting for freedom, and the country was committed to winning.
2016 - we don't know what we're fighting for, and the government is committed to social programs and political correctness.

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