One of my friends recently told me he's thinking of joining the military. He says he isn't having much luck in the job market (that makes two of us) and thinks he'll get really "fit."
Get fit!? That has to be the most ridiculous reason for joining the military I've ever heard. If you want to get fit, go to the gym. Heck, a lot of gyms explicitly offer "boot camp" classes. Getting in good shape doesn't have to involve exterminating innocent foreigners for a bunch of evil shitbags in D.C. In fact, unemployment has allowed me to spend a considerable amount of time at the gym every day. My muscles are growing with no help whatsoever from the useless military.
As for the crappy job market, I would rather have no job at all than take one that:
1) I can't quit
2) Is so evil that it's not much morally different from joining the Nazis
3) Could end up killing me
4) Involves 'patriotism' (state worship) in any way, shape or form
5) Is designed solely to enrich the state's corporate buddies (at any cost)