I Hate Television Too

posted in Miscellaneous, Past Goodness on Jan 15, 2004

Another commercial I find odd and crazy is the one about the U.S. army. Not that the U.S. army is a bad thing, or that they shouldn’t try to recruit (although I’ve magically never been home when they called), but the commercial was in Spanish. This brings to mind a lot of scary things and possible good things:
A.) Our country’s defence structure is failing, making it reach outwards into new territories. These new territories being involved in the Latino market. This suggests that: 1.) No one wants to be in the army (a plausable assumption) or 2.) There are more illegal immigrants than ever before (a more plausable assumption) and the government is finally realizing this and using it to their advantage.
B.) Our country’s defence structure isn’t failing, but needs more people on the front lines to curve the shock of the many losses acquired to this point (ex. if 500 people out of 1000 die in a week, that’s a lot; but if 500 people out of 10,000 die, that doesn’t look as bad in the papers).
Now for me personnally, it doesn’t bother me that the U.S. is trying to get the Mexicans to go to the front lines; especially the illegal ones. In fact, if they want to come over illegally, their way into citizenship should be a direct flight to the nearest training camp to serve for our armed forces. I don’t know how that would be accomplished, but that’s how it should work. It would give us more troops and Wal-Mart would be sued less. As an added bonus, the bombs that drop on Mexicani Troop 39B, Division 75 would produce a lot of bean dip, and bean dip tastes good.