Y’all while the movement for tuition free college along w raising the minimum wage gains more & more momentum, you’re going to start seeing a new push for ‘mandatory military service.’ The MIC isn’t going to let their pool of guaranteed labor go that easily.
@denikombucha Fortunately, that one's relatively easy to fight: just remind everyone that that's called "the draft", because it's absurdly unpopular (something like 10-15% if I remember correctly). Suggesting that we reinstate the draft has killed more than one candidacy.
@denikombucha (and you're right that better social support networks are a threat to the MIC; when Seattle instituted a $15 minimum wage, military recruitment fell through the floor, and that's just the formal military.)
For sure 💯
They kno this that’s y they’re not calling it ‘the draft’ and are using carefully worded messaging like ‘mandatory service’ and linking it to things like masculinity and character building. They’re actually using similar strategies that built the culture and guaranteed labor force for the NFL.
The thing is they garner support and funding for those resources under the guise of ‘supporting our troops.’ If they presented their spending proposal as ‘let’s pay troops 8k a year then cut their entitlements post service so we can give 80 trill to 2 contractor companies’ that wouldn’t go ever as easily.
@denikombucha US is weird
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