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Tue Dec 29, 2020, 01:16 AM

65. The "volunteer" military

is part of the problem. The gov keeps the military volunteer because a draft or required service would force Americans to confront and acknowledge the incredible level of violence the US military perpetrates overseas. Because it is volunteer, it attracts people desperate to get out of their life circumstances (escape poverty) and fanatics. The first group ensures that the poor and minorities continue to be the ones to die for rich people. The second group has grown due to lessening of restrictions on what was never called fascism but pretty much is as the military needed more bodies to support rich people's (oil companies) wars. "Supporting" the troops is part and parcel of both a propaganda campaign to get more volunteer cannon fodder and a right wing reaction to a legitimate distaste for American military overreach.

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