Service Men and Bar Fights.
There is some controversy in the city of Wilmington, North Carolina. And it involves Bars, and Service Men. You know. Marines, Navy, and Army folks.
It seems that some bars in Wilmington have banned Service People from being in their bars. I first saw this story on the local television news, and then looked it up on StarNewsOnline.
The reasons given are rather washed down. “large groups of people tend to end up with some violence, and property destruction.”
Are you kidding me? Service People and bar fights? You obviously don’t know what you are talking about. I don’t think that you can find any evidence to back that up. Just look at popular media, the movies.
An Officer and a Gentleman. Wait. Bar fight.
Top Gun. Oops. Bar Fight.
The Guardian. Crap. Bar fight again.
So, maybe the combination of testosterone and alcohol DOES have a negative impact on personal property. Hmmmm. So it could be a problem when you drop off a bus full of young people, who have been training their bodies to fight , in an area where they can imbibe large quantities of alcohol. I guess that the problem would be expecting them to act responsibly.
And I can hear all of the arguments coming already.
“These kids are training to protect our country. They deserve some fun!” But that doesn’t give them the right to damage peoples property, or beat people up.
“The majority of these kids are just out to have some fun, don’t paint them all with the same brush as a few trouble makers.” A few trouble makers? If we know some of these kids are trouble makers, why are we training them to use heavy duty weaponry?
“What about the townie kids? They are usually the ones who start things.” Just because one guy is stupid doesn’t mean that the next is justified in getting involved. That is what the Police are for.
It’s a rough way to go for everyone involved. The business owners don’t want to lose the business, but they also don’t want to keep repairing their business’. The Service People want, and deserve a place where they can have some fun. They do deserve it, as we all do. And considering our nations love affair with alcohol, having fun to most folks means getting wrecked. No pun intended.
Don’t know the answer to this one. All I know is that when I found out that the Mayor of Wilmington ended up on Fox News, I got pissed. It isn’t as if Fox is unbiased. Right-wing dipsticks that they are.