In the news:

Aug 1, 2023

Public’s Confidence in the Military Drops Again

“After the Gulf War, the military garnered its highest percentage of public trust at 85%, which soon plummeted to the mid-low 60s for the rest of the 1990s. After the 9/11 attacks, confidence exploded into the 80s again.”

How about a lack of confidence in the politicians, generals, and high ranking civilians who have been running the Pentagon over the past 30 years or so.

Currently serving four-star officers and high level DOD civilians have been associated with what wars won by the US?

US jet aircraft have been able to strike targets in what wars won by the US?

The Department of Defense track record for winning undeclared wars goes back to 1949.

How about a lack of confidence in newspeople who did not ask questions going back to the time the Cold War ended in the early 90s. Newspeople who conducted schmoozy interviews instead of putting anyone on the spot when they claimed that sending US troops to distant lands was for the purpose of defending American rights and freedoms.

Press plays along by not asking questions:

Members of the press play the role of federal public affairs staff as authorities prepare for the Super Bowl.

TV newspeople perform like paid actors reading a script:

The US Dept. of Defense is the very best at militarized pageantry for pro sports events.

Zero Questions From Newspeople

May 28, 2020 WMAR

Salisbury Mayor deploying to Africa with Maryland National Guard

I am honored to do my part to ensure that the citizens of this community and all Americans remain safe and free.”

Several news sources published this quote. View them here.

The idea that sending hometown troops to Africa would be linked in any way with keeping the people of Salisbury Maryland safe and free calls for more discussion.

Mayor Day,

While the troops were deployed, federal law was signed prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to adults age 18-20.

Can you help us to understand the militarized version of freedom here?

December 21st 2019 KOMO News

Legal age to buy cigarettes, vapes raised to 21 nationwide

Signed into law by President Donald Trump Friday as part of the new $1.4 trillion spending bill, a new measure prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.”

I finished my time in the Marines in 1999 with a solid attitude and a patriotic spirit.

The US should maintain strong and ready military forces.

Much has changed over the past 25 years.

How did politicians, four-star officers and high level DOD civilians make use of the people willing to enlist over the past several decades?

The Dept. of Defense was nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since. This reflects on the uniparty. The press goes easy on asking questions because the press supports the uniparty.

Decades after the lessons of Vietnam, it feels like the people who run the Pentagon specialize in undeclared/unwon wars.

Understandable why young people and their parents and grandparents would take a dim view on all this.

Any college or pro football coach would have been fired a dozen times over for what DOD has done with the US Armed Forces during the fake GWOT era.

We were told we needed to send troops to Vietnam.

Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

Some may have become skeptical along the way.

A Draft?

Before making any plans to start up a draft, let’s ask if newspeople can do something totally different. Have newspeople interview elected officials and let us know how sending US Troops to Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, etc., is somehow defending the constitution.

Have newspeople find out:

Whatever happened to the formal congressional declaration of war?

This would be the time to hear from elected leaders and top generals Re: lessons learned on all the issues that have doomed the Department of Defense track record for winning wars since DOD was established in 1949.

A Military Draft?

Potential applicants on the way to comply with the next draft:

Jan 13, 2023

Brawls, Disorder Mar National Guard Boot Camp for Teens

“A massive brawl broke out on a parade ground at Fort Gordon in Augusta one afternoon last fall, when about 70 teenage recruits of the Georgia National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy slugged it out. Some used homemade weapons, including metal shanks, crudely sharpened toothbrushes and tube socks filled with metal padlocks.”

Possibly of interest:

More here:

Hey Moms and Dads – Ask A Recruiter

Last time there was a draft that involved an undeclared war, things did not go well.


Hostile Forces in Distant Lands

Cultural Honesty

Giant Marketing Strategy – Patriotism for Profit

Over at the US Armed Forces recruiting office

Random Thoughts – Recruiting Crisis

2022 – Armed Forces Recruiting Culture

TV Military Analysts

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

Most And Least Meaningful Federal Holidays


How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.

Love to see newspeople interview elected officials and let us know how sending US Troops to Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, etc., is somehow defending the constitution.

Look for newspeople and school teachers to ask zero questions in these areas.

Veterans Day Nonsense








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