Time For Americans To F*cking Stand Up!!

I have been mulling over the lack of concern that Americans have shown for the deaths of Americans in combat.  I posted a piece about the death of an American soldier in Afghanistan from an IED and several others wounded…after checking my stats with WP I found that fewer than 5 people actually read that post….I found that pathetic and disturbing.

My disappointment simmered for about a week and being an opinionated SOB I could not let it go…..8 years ago I posted an article entitled “Watermelon Makes You Horny” and so far it has 6870+ hits and yet a post about the death of American soldier got 3…..how pathetic is that?

Because of the lack of interest I decided to write this op-ed…..

2016 will see Hillary Clinton being elected president of the US….not because she is the better candidate…..but rather she is the ONLY candidate.  Trump could have had a shot at the prize but he could not keep his mouth or his Twitter account silent…..because of his mouth the American voted for the only other person that was on the ballot (at least in their little minds).

Clinton being the uber warhawk that she is then America will continue all of our adventurism in the world….our troops will be asked to do more and more to “defend” the homeland (of course that is the biggest propaganda tool they have) and NO one will try to stop her….why?  There is NO true anti-war movement any more….and there lies the problem.

There is NO shared experience any more……Americans have No idea what our troops are going through thanx in part to the media and the fact that only 1% of the population is effected by deployments and war…..this needs to stop!

Now you may ask how do we stop this trend of concern by the American people?

As an anti-war protester in years past it pains me to have the only solution to this problem…..and I write it with a grimace……CONSCRIPTION!

I have written several articles over the years calling for the same thing…..most of which were contained in this op-ed that I recently wrote….

As a veteran of Vietnam and a staunch anti-war protester when I returned home….I have worked in the anti-war movement for many years that is until age and handicap got in my way…..and I…

Source: Would a Return to Conscription Substantially Reduce the Probability of War? – In Saner Thought

(Contained in that post are the others that I have written on this issue…I provide them to make it easier to check my stand on this)

It is time for this country’s faux patriotic fervor to be replaced with genuine concern for our country and especially our troops….

Conscription would accomplish two necessary things…..it would give all Americans a shared experience on war and it would help fuel an anti-war movement that would in turn make all this interventionism be held up to accountability.

Believe when I say it pains me that I must result to this…..but the country has become too complacent in our attitude toward war….no matter what the media and government tries to label it….if it involves American troops in harm’s way then it is WAR!

I realize that this stand will not be popular with my Left wing brethren….but if there is a desire to end war then something has to happen….bitching about it does nothing to protect American lives or bring constant war to an end….

At least I have a plan….what’s yours?

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31 thoughts on “Time For Americans To F*cking Stand Up!!

  1. Damn straight! Conscription puts all those, willing and able to serve, on the front line when there is any type of conflict around the world. Parents and Grandparents (some who protested during the Vietnam War) would again take up their picketing signs and protest their legacy being carted off to war. Talk about one hell of a check and balance for the government warhawks to contend with!

  2. I’m holding out for anarchy; believe me, in the coming world, it’s the only hope for individual freedom…

    Conscription didn’t work for Vietnam very well; it served only to divide the country even more, as the people with money could afford to dodge it, while the poverty stricken filled the ranks…. I don’t see it as having much hope of being any different now, with the income gap even larger….

    gigoid, the dubious

    1. We don’t do conscription any more because there are enough dissatisfied fathers who think leaving their wives and children to go off somewhere and play war is the better Life choice. It’s all volunteer now.

      1. Well, they think so; the word volunteer presupposes the one volunteering has full information before making their choice. In the case of most volunteers into today’s military, they fit into the category described thus; “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

        They believe they’re going off to protect those families, when, in truth, they’re being sent out to perform terrorist acts in the name of big business…

        gigoid

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