The draft is coming back. Whether it happens after Obama is reelected and he has nothing left to fear, or it happens when the warmongering Romney is elected, the draft is coming back. The propaganda machine has been set in motion and the mass indoctrination has begun. Calls from people like Stanley McChrystal and Thomas Ricks are just the beginning, and the end will be another gross encroachment on the liberty of a formerly free and once-proud people.
The propagandists will be right about one thing, and that is how the volunteer nature of the armed forces is hindering America’s objectives. There are only so many dumb people unstable enough to become murderous thugs just for a paycheck. When signing up for the military means agreeing to ten tours of Afghanistan or wherever else we decide to invade under false pretenses, that increasingly worthless free education stops looking so enticing. Nobody will stop to question whether America should continue fighting multiple endless declared and undeclared wars all over the globe, of course, because it would be ridiculous to suggest we do anything besides loot and pillage sovereign nations while installing puppet governments.
For America to continue its’ belligerent march around the globe, more troops will be needed. As more young people wake up to the flow of knowledge and become aware of the real objectives of war and the real motives of their leaders, fewer and fewer will volunteer. There is no chance that the American government will let a minor inconvenience like kids not wanting to die for nothing mess with their plans of world domination. As an added bonus, those pesky unemployment numbers will shrink drastically when all those young people actually have something to do.
Ricks tries to minimize the horrifying nature of his proposition by making the foolish case that libertarians would be able to opt out of conscription, but let’s be realistic. We can pretend that the government would just be cool with conscientious objectors, but much more likely is that anyone who refused their “civic duties” would be labeled an enemy combatant domestic extremist and be thrown in a FEMA camp never to be seen again. This should not sound far-fetched to anyone that is even remotely paying attention to the fascist tendencies of the government.
It is the very nature of propaganda that it begins subtly, in this case a few comments from an army commander or an opinion piece from (as Michael Suede points out) a proven defense industry shill. Slowly the chorus of voices calling for the official implementation of a new draft will reach a dizzying height, and soon the people will believe that they, in fact, desired such a travesty all along. If something goes wrong with the plan to reinstate the draft, meaning that people actually decide to speak out and fight back, Americans will likely be rewarded with a false flag attack to quiet the dissenters. But there is no reason to go through the trouble of staging a false flag if a little brainwashing will accomplish the same goal. Nothing left to do but watch the propaganda unfold, and thank god for flat feet.