L. Neil Smith's
THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 76, June 12, 2000
A Plea to my Military Friends
by Victor Milan
An urgent plea to my friends in the military:
Do you want to die for Bill Clinton?
Do you want to die for Madeleine Not-At-Allbright and Christiane Amanpour?
Do you want to die so some self-proclaimed (or even actual) heroes from some other war can enjoy photo-ops, smoking and joking with the REMFs at zero risk while you do all the eating of Serbian mud and snow and bullets?
Do you want to die so socialist Britain can do nothing much, but claim credit for everything, the way it did to your fathers and grandfathers fighting the Reich in WWII? (Friendly reminder to any members of the Brit Para Regiment who might chance to see this: the rest of the British Army left your genuinely heroic forebears, the 1st Airborne Division "Red Devils," twisting slowly in the wind at Arnhem in '44. They'll do as much for you today in Serbia, if you let Clinton's cocaine companion Tony Blair stick you into it.)
This is not what you signed up for.
This war does nothing to advance our "national security." The opposite, in fact.
You have been lied to. If we really need you to protect us, if there are foreign real threats to our lives and liberty, how can your Commander-in-Chief and his toadies like Cohen and Shelton afford to devote our entire disposable military might to whaling on pissants like Saddam and Milosevich? If there was any real outside threat ... it would have eaten us already.
Please ask yourself who the greatest threat to American liberty actually is. There's only one answer: the government of the United States.
Please resign. Or just leave with no forwarding address. Refuse your reserve "commitment." Cut the silver chain. And hide your kids when the draft man comes looking for them, to send them to knock over the government of Iceland or prop up the ANC -- or to carry out the main mission "our" government intends for its military in the 21st Century: the disarmament and subjugation of the American people.
You do not serve your country -- nor what it stands for -- nor yourselves, nor the rest of us, by staying in the armed forces. You only serve politicians evil as any they pretend to oppose, evil as any who ever existed.