November 10, 2002

Beware the Draft

The Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld clique has a vision for the future that is singlemindedly militaristic. None of this sweet talk about a Great Society or any of that liberal wimp crap from these tough guys. They see everything strictly in terms of its potential military use on the geopolitical chessboard.

Seen in this view, the young people of the nation are a tantalizing resource for populating their armed services, to drive their military operations and bring their vision of global domination into reality.

With that purpose in mind, a bill called The Universal Military Training and Service Act of 2001 was introduced in the House in December 2001, to re-enact the military draft. For the text of the bill go to Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet and do a search for HR 3598.

The stated purpose of the bill is "To require the induction into the Armed Forces of young men registered under the Military Selective Service Act, and to authorize young women to volunteer, to receive basic military training and education for a period of up to one year."

Under Section 8 the grounds for "deferments" are listed. High school students will be allowed to finish high school. No deferment is mentioned for college education. Presumably the "education president" prefers military indoctrination to that "liberal education" dished out by those college institutions infested by those "leftist professors." The Bushies want to get the kids right out of high school before they've had a chance to get a focus on the adult world.

These holdovers from the Nixon administration want to haul the world back through time to the Nixon years, before things went seriously off track in their view. They want to cure "The Vietnam Syndrome" by diving back into more wars and this time do it right, squash the opposition at home and succeed in their dreams of global domination.

Of course, they avoided war themselves and they will have ways to keep the sons of the elite out of harm's way. (See Follow Your Leaders below.) The others are fodder.

They are dinosaurs from a previous era, machine age relics in the global village of electronic media. They see our country as a military machine and they want your children as fuel.

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