Making Politicians Go To War
I’ve recently been on a Vietnam war binge. I came upon these torture machines that were used to maim our young Americans: Video of Booby Traps Used by Viet Cong in Vietnam War Horrifies Internet.
If you want to skip the article and the endless ads on it, the direct video is here.
According to History Hit many of the traps were “designed to maim instead of kill” and had a two-pronged effect.
“Not only did this mean other soldiers were required to remove their wounded colleagues which hampered operations, but it also meant the traps were a psychological weapon as word about them spread,” they explained.
They say the Viet Cong “made punji stakes out of heated and sharpened wood or bamboo” and would often “smear the tip of the stakes with urine, feces, poison, or other contaminants to infect the wound when it penetrated the skin.”
War is war. We invaded a homogeneous nation and that country rightfully fought against us. We had no business being in Vietnam. I know it’s usual to put the blame on the Viet Cong, but I don’t. I would gleefully use these tactics if another country invaded us.
Instead, I place the fault with our leaders that sent our young men to go die in that country in the first place. The same as the Middle East. And Korea. And the rest of them. We had no right in any of them, but especially not Vietnam.
The fault is with the ones that authorized and allowed the war. Most of the imbeciles that encouraged the war had never even served in the military.
This is a problem. We have war hawks that would never be a direct part of the war. The weak kings instead of the warrior kings.
I’ve wrote on this before:
I’ve always held the position that any politician that has the ability to authorize war should have been a non-officer, lowly enlisted soldier prior to securing their position.
Our leaders should have personally dealt with the responsibility of potentially going to war, prior to them being able to vote on actually going to war. Otherwise, it’s nothing but the elites pawning out their serfs to fight battles for them. It’s weakness in the leadership hierarchy. Weakness cannot be in the leadership hierarchy.
Our leaders would be much less likely to want to go to war if they had to or if they had to send their kids to it.
The Vietnam war was an excellent example of the early gaslighting and indoctrination of the American people. It’s phenomenal how much they lied to our nation to get our involvement in this war, and how they kept doing so throughout the entire duration of the war. Five years ago, I could barely believe it. But now seeing how easily duped people were by the covid gaslighting, it all makes sense how the grey masses fell for it again. It’s a repeating cycle of trusting spineless, pathetic “leaders” that can only lead through enforcement by a separate warrior class.
An easy way to prevent this is if our leaders were forced to serve in that enlisted bracket prior to being eligible to run for office. You can’t declare war unless you were once at risk of going to war.
A policy like this would scare the hell out of the neocons and the other political clowns we have staffing the hall of Congress.
It’d also remove the weak and some of the non-virtuous. They have to demonstrate strength through military trials and virtue through willingness to die for your nation prior to holding office. We could also weed out a lot of the dual-citizenship and foreign-aligned leaders, because they wouldn’t risk death for a country that they don’t consider their own.
It’d even remove the leftist looney-toon types, because we all know they wouldn’t make it a full four years. It’s a minor change with a lot of results.
Obviously, it probably wouldn’t work right now, considering how far the U.S. has degenerated. The military isn’t what it used to be. But this is a practical policy item a new state could use to secure their government from problems after the U.S. crashes. I even think it could work in a general rule by many to make it more resilient, instead of just my rule by stakeholder.
Either way we look at it, if the conditions were different it’d be a hell of a lot better than the current circus we have in the White House.
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