ROS sent us a link from Right Scoop which posts a Jesse Jackson video in which the race pimp brings up the issue of starting the draft again. Jackson’s reasoning, of course, is to send the rich to war because his trade is class warfare. Of course, first you have to accept that the rich don’t want to go to war and the only reasons everyone else joins the military is for the money.
Yeah, I joined because I was drooling over the prospect of that fat $256 monthly paycheck. And that $55/month tax free jump pay was just icing on the cake. And I reenlisted for that $2100 parceled out over three years. Good times, good times.
I remember before the 2004 election Charlie Rangel tried to restart the draft for the same reasons. Somehow, the rumor of the draft morphed into Bush restarting the draft with MTV’s crowd pushing the rumor on it’s idiot audience.
Everyone seems to forget that it was Republicans who stopped the draft – that evil Nixon guy. Jimmy Carter restarted the registration in 1979 when it started to become apparent that the world was becoming a dangerous place with a weakened US military. He knew he’d have to put people in the military with threat of prison to back him up because he’d made the military too hard to man otherwise.
Of course, Jesse Jackson doesn’t explain what we’d do with all of those draftees – the services are all making their recruiting goals. There is such a thing as too many people, ya know. Are recruiters going to turn good solid enlistees away while we send a bunch of people to training that don’t want to be there? That makes sense…not even a little.
If we need to draft anyone it’s politicians, race pimps and journalists so they’ll stop shooting off their fat mouths about shit they haven’t spent a minute investigating. But, then Jackson is just mouthing populist platitudes so the ignorant masses will throw money at him.