Why Sanders is a Threat to the Military-Industrial Complex

Bernie Sanders wants everyone to have healthcare, access to education, and other social services like childcare. Many in Europe already have these things and have had them for decades.

Usually, when people are poor and live in non-prosperous areas they turn to the military to help provide them with job training, access to health services, and when they are done with their service money to attend the school of their choice. This is all provided they do not get killed, blown to bits, or end up a vegetable for the rest of their life.

Bernie’s plans would alleviate many people’s woes and the army would prove a less attractive opportunity if peoples were guaranteed a certain standard of life.

You see, America is a neoliberal dystopian shithole. Poverty has always been a major recruiter for the U.S. Army. People are born poor and they sign up in order to escape their poverty. Given how generally shitty America is there is never a shortage of recruits for this volunteer army. There are always people willing to go fight for freedom, or more likely, the resources of other nations. There is the phrase, “Your zip code is your destiny.”

The United States Military is the most socialist institution in the county. They will pay for your housing, day care, medical needs, and educational tuition. In exchange you have to go around killing brown people. They love it more if you are a brown person and sign up too.

It’s ironic that many indigineous peoples of the U.S. make up a huge portion of recruits. What they do is basically destroy other peoples’ societies and culture. Exactly what was done to their ancestors. I see a never-ending cycle.

It comes as no surprise that the United States does not have free tuition or universal healthcare. Without it they can’t get poor people to go kill other poor people in third world countries who happen to be sitting on oil or some other precious resource. Given Global Warming, if you believe in it, the world is just going to have less resources like water and people are just generally going to be more aggressive and fighting for dwindling resources. Of course Jesus Christ might come in before that all happens so you never know.

So yeah, America should do better but the elite have a huge advantage that the average person is lethargic and apathetic. They are usually too poor and ignorant to recognize the predicament in the larger sense.

Why I Don’t Worship the Troops

Go around any average American neighborhood and you will see people with special license plates or bumper stickers saying “U.S. Veteran” or “Vietnam Veteran.” People have their hats or other clothing to make sure you know they are veterans of military service here in the United States.

It’s definitely one of the sacred cows in the United States.

But for myself I can give a shit. I find it annoying and self-righteous as fuck that people need to interject that they are veterans. There are many reasons for this.

First, let me start with the horrible United States foreign policy. Are people not aware of the sort of actions that this country has taken in Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East? The United States is constantly overthrowing democratically elected governments or chasing resources such as oil. Many people, both American and non-American would agree that the U.S. foreign policy has done nothing but draw the ire of the rest of the world.

If no one volunteered to join the military the United States would find it much harder to press their agenda on the rest of the world.

Secondly, the military is the most socialistic entity in the United States. If you sign up to kill brown people the United States will provide healthcare, dental, child-care, tuition assistance and an array of other goodies that other people in Europe and elsewhere get just with citizenship. See, they want people desperate so they can go kill overseas. Even the brown people here will willingly sign up to kill brown people half-way across the world because of this desperation.

However, if people stopped joining the military and advocated for what they want the average person could have healthcare and more protections that a sturdy safety net could provide. The United States would be forced to invest in its infrastructure. The French know how to advocate for themselves and they have decent lives. Many people in the United States are too poor and stupid to really even understand the rest of the world.

The amount of money the United States spends on its military is atrocious especially regarding how messed up the infrastructure is. There are people in the United States who definitely live in third-world conditions.

The personal lives of the veterans when they come also are pretty bad. In my experience, many of these “heroes” who get churned out of the military machine just come back to society as sociopaths. The value of life is less to them. It’s hard to have rational conversations with these people. They act like you personally owe them something for your freedom and existence. They become shitty husbands, fathers, and human beings. I have hated being around many vets.

Outside the United States, no one really gives a shit for their military service. A lot of people think the U.S. military is a nuisance.

So honestly, please save that fucking shit for someone who cares. I know a lot of Americans would hate me for saying this but they are lemmings. Vets have such a huge rate of suicide and drug use. No one really gives a shit because it’s not like society goes out of its way to rehabilitate these people.