In the late 1930s, when my dad was working hard for low pay in a factory, he tried to enlist in the U.S. Navy. The Navy recruiter rejected him because he was roughly a half inch too short.
War, as almost any military historian will tell you, is inherently unpredictable.
Enlisting in the U.S. military is a big step for any young adult.
We are all as Americans immersed in a matrix of militarism and imperialism since birth; to fight against it, then, is often seen as un-American.
Stop listening to the screech of war hawks. Invest in life instead of death.
Young people turning 21 today have never known a time when America hasn’t been at war with somebody somewhere.
No matter which party claims victory, the true victor remains the military-industrial-Congressional complex.
We as a nation need to demand that military leaders serve with honor and integrity; this is far more important to the future of our military and our country than gargantuan military budgets and loads of exotic and expensive weaponry.
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s most famous address was his last one to the nation in January of 1961, when he warned America of what he termed “the military-industrial complex.”
This has to end, or America itself will come to an end.