Well given that the subject of this forum is recruiting, I thought it would be a pertinent topic. Like it or not, this is what recruiters are up against. Characters who use social media and who are widely influential among young men, the primary recruiting demographic. Recruiting all over the western world is suffering right now, here you have, for lack of a better term, an "influencer", outright telling young men not to join up. Weather it's the British Army or what is not relevant, the message being conveyed is here is clear: Don't join. Now I find it somewhat telling to see insular and emotional reactions to someone that people dislike rather than anyone trying to tackle his arguments or the subject matter at hand, let alone provide any kind of rebuttal. And this is part of the problem at large. No one is talking to young men on a level that resonates. He certainly is. Today it's Tate, tomorrow, someone else. There is no organization, let alone the CAF, that exist in a vacuum. Young men in particular are looking for a route to self-actualization that actually appeals to them and, in my opinion, pertinent to their natural proclivities and inclinations. So maybe a better way of putting a the question is this: lets say you come across a young man, perhaps fresh out of high school, who was considering the military, but decided against it based on what he just heard from Mr. Tate. What would you say to that young man if you were to give him advice?