Top marks for you in the Liberal Bingo! There's every buzzword going in that post.
As said before there's numerous research and articles and information to cover both sides.
Yes, teenagers that need role models and support. And taught to inform themselves and to think for themselves, to form opinions for themselves, not to be a left wing brainwashed robot that can't handle facts, can't read or look at information without emotionally knee jerking. all you have to do is read the replies to the post that said it. Everyone loses their mind and spilling granola everywhere. Worried about being offended or what not. The real world is full of different facts, and opinions. You can't blanket it with stuff you don't like.
(Speaking of which, still waiting for a decent counter argument in the other thread)
If a Cadet is mature enough to ask a question, I will give them my opinion, but I will also tell them why I think such and tell them they need to form their own mind.
It's already been stated several times that it should be considered with a medical professionals reccomendation. Will they be allowed on the parade ground?
Will drill be done with a soft voice and a wave so we don't upset everyone?
For what it's worth, I don't think it's made up. But I think there's elements of playing up to it or pandering to it, and I don't agree with pumping kids with drugs. Or kids using it as an excuse. Oh it wasn't them, it was their ADHD.
When I was a Cadet I could be a right little hyper turd. I still get elements of being hyper active as a grown man, and it's usually followed by some form of feeling frustration, anger or fed up.
The military was the best thing for me, the structure and discipline helped to focus and give me something to work towards. And I knew several blokes who had pretty severe ADHD, and as soon as they were out of uniform they would play up.
I really wish people would stop emotionally knee jerking and losing their granola at people for tiny stuff. So what he made a comment, he's entitled to it and if he's (assuming is gender, how offensive) anything like me he probably said it for a reaction.
The age of rational thought and debate is dead.