Saturday, August 11, 2007
Military draft should be considered
Nothing would focus anti-war sentiment in the United States better than a draft. Even a preferential draft that provides exemptions for the elites of society: college students, children of Congress critters, the idle rich. This would bring attention to inequality and elitism in this country and draw to crystal clarity the deep economic and social divisions we live with every day.
If we are called to support the troops, let's support those who were dragged into the war machine unwillingly, not those who have signed up to escape economic dead ends.
Better yet, let's have a draft based on economic inequality, starting with those with the highest family income levels first! Let's see how long imperialism lasts when the children of the elites are placed on the front lines!
Bring it on!