Let's Try Democracy
Writings, video, audio by David Swanson
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Thank you David for your remarkable interviews and insights.
You are a major part of my show.
I’m joining due to the censorship on Facebook and being redirected her by people I follow ie Erin Elizabeth.
I just heard the Lee Camp episode on GDPR Revolution 99. It was twenty-nine minutes of salient, blood-boiling information. Talk Nation Radio is a valuable resource for reality-based critical thinkers.
Hey Dave; I heard your latest podcast titled “Obama’s Unending Wars”. You, Dave, should call him NObama. They are NOT wars…they’re INVASIONS Dave.
Here is a comment about the draft: 1. RE-INSTATE THE DRAFT
To make it fair for everyone, because you, in the government, are still going to be carrying out your crusades probably in; Iran, Venezuela, Pakistan, Central America, North Korea, excluding the wars you’re already in; Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Drugs, Health Care and who knows what else. Even, if by some miraculous re-positioning of govern-mind you actually try a new approach, then these “volunteers” will be prepared to build and serve more humanitarian interests. Either way, forcing people to choose between eating and serving is not quite evenhanded. Let’s divide the service responsibly. Regardless of these next statements it is not fair to put the burden upon those who have fewer choices. Right?
Thought, proposal, maybe a threat?
Re-installing the draft; because it is TOTALLY UNFAIR NOW! War-mongering members of congress have NO REAL stake in ANY conflict. Any time a pre-emptive invasion or war starts ALL members of congress, even those who did NOT vote for pre-emptive invasion or war, MUST automatically be forced to add their children, ages 16-45, to the military’s ranks plus there is no way their kids can escape to some bullshit posting. They must be sent to the front lines, not as support personnel but as front line troops.
Maybe it will affect their viewpoint(s)! But I doubt it! Proof; in many ways America’s next major conflict, the 1991 Gulf War, was a political reaction to the Vietnam experience. Conscription had been replaced by a professional army composed of de facto mercenaries recruited from the underclass.
Overkill supplanted the war for hearts and minds that defined the late-Vietnam counterinsurgency strategy. And reporters who had enjoyed near total freedom in the 1960s were frozen out. Only a few trusted journos were allowed to travel with American forces in Kuwait and Iraq. They relied on the Pentagon to transmit their stories back home; one wire service reporter got back home to find that the military had blocked every single account he had filed.
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