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  •  In case nobody has noticed, soldiers are the (2+ / 0-)
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    most expendable of all society's expendables, from the perspective of our elites.

    If the elites didn't consider soldiers to be of NO WORTH, there would be far fewer wars.

    I keep wanting to write a diary making this point, as we see one after another diary decrying what a shaft our veterans are getting.

    Don't you people get it? Soldiers are people we throw away so that we can steal from other people. That's what they're for. We con them into serving with lies about honor and sacrifice and defending the constitution, and then we send them off to steal other peoples' oil and gold and land and freedom.

    If you're really interested in the welfare of veterans, your most singular objective should be to reduce the number of them. Every person who never serves is a person who will never be an abandoned vet. My own policy prescriptions: slash the military budget by 75%. Slash personnel by 50%. Remove all troops from anywhere in the world that is not under US sovereignty. Never send them abroad again, unless it is to conquer actual countries that are actually invading the US.

    Good God, imagine it!

    Well, anyway, much of it is going to happen, in my own lifetime, since there's no way the US will be able to continue spending as much on defense as the entire rest of the planet. The public tolerates it because the Empire brings in so much booty, but that's going to end soon, at which point people will realize that every dollar spend on bullets is a dollar not spent on something we actually need.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 05:17:44 PM PST

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