by Mr. Mean-Spirited
Before you join the armed forces, you ought to ask yourself some questions first. You
need to determine if putting on a uniform would, somehow, benefit you
personally and privately. The issue is
not whether you should serve your country, but whether enlisting in the
military could serve you.
Do you really want to defend the government? If you don’t support the current power structure, why would you enlist in an institution designed to safeguard the contemporary political system? In spite of what the media tells you, the military is not devised to protect the people, but only to preserve the ruling class. The armed forces are there to serve the interests of the bureaucrats in public office – so do you honestly want to defend that corrupt arrangement? If you are opposed to the existing elected officials, you should not enlist in an institution designed to preserve their power.
Do you want to give your life to protect someone else? Soldiers are trained to sacrifice their lives for the good of the social system – so if you believe that your own existence is more important than anything else in the world, then you will not want anything to do with military service. If you would rather not be maimed or killed, then you will not want to put your own body at risk. Stay alive by staying out of uniform.
Do you really want to defend this multicultural system? The military is intended to promote larger global alliances; while a militia is organized to promote the local security of particular citizens. Armed conflicts are always manipulated to expand multinational control, not to ensure the survival of unique ethic groups. The military exists to expand diversity.
Do you want to be part of some grotesque social experiment? Whenever some liberal wants to inflict some cultural change upon society, the humanitarian will try it upon the soldiers first. Whether it is gay marriage or transsexuals in the shower stalls, the altruists will force it upon the military first. The American army has become just some Marxist laboratory.
Do want to open yourself to brainwashing? The military will not give you strength and discipline, as much as ensure that you always remain politically correct. The army is there to instill uniformity, not increase the particular strengths of a single recruit. Basic training was concocted to break down your personality, not to cultivate your own personal uniqueness.
Do you want to obey orders for the next two years? While a supervisor might tell you what to do at a civilian job, you can always quit when you have had enough of being ordered around. You can’t just resign from the army. If you don’t like what you boss tells you, you can walk away in the free world. You won’t have that option, or any option, in the military. If you can’t simply give-up at some task in life, then you are really nothing more than a slave. The right to leave is fundamental to human freedom.
Heroism does not result from following commands. Any fool can do what he is told. Instead, bravery comes from thinking independently and, then, acting upon your own initiative. Obeying orders is just a form of mindless cowardice.
A genuine individualist would have nothing to do with the army. You don’t want to register for the draft no matter what. You don’t ever want to enlist in the armed forces. And you sure as hell don’t want to support the troops. Real courage comes avoiding and evading military service.