Imagine Vladimir Putin, sitting behind his desk in the Kremlin, learning the news Germany plans to reintroduce conscription (involuntary servitude). The Russians are outraged at the prospect of Leopard 2 tanks bearing the Balkenkreuz, the Iron Cross, killing its soldiers and destroying its tanks in Ukraine.
Germany’s parliamentary commissioner, Eva Högl of Olaf Scholz’s “center-left” SPD, believes the Bundeswehr, the German army, is woefully unprepared for military conflict and must force the nation’s youth into military “service.”
Prior to Högl’s remark on conscription, published in the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper, Jan Christian Kaack, the chief of the German navy, said involuntary servitude and the possibility of citizens becoming bullet stoppers for the state, should be based on the Norwegian model, “whereby men and women are called in for an examination upon turning 19, but only a small, motivated percentage of each year group is drafted into the army,” The Guardian reports.
Considering the russophobic rhetoric emanating from Germany, France, Britain, and NATO countries (add Switzerland’s astounding decision to do away with its centuries-long neutrality), Putin and the Russians are rightfully angry about the growing military hysteria (and psychopathic disorders) of the “collective West.”
The idiots in Brussels, DC, Berlin, and other European capitals either do not understand what Nazi Germany did in Eastern Europe and Russia during WWII, or they simply don’t care.
Nazi Germany’s Operation Barbarossa, the largest invasion in history, razed approximately 1,710 Soviet towns and 70,000 villages. 27 million Russians, the vast majority civilians, were killed during the war. The costly Russian victory over Germany is remembered every May 9 as the Great Patriot War (Velikaya Otechestvennaya voyna in Russian).
None of this is the least bit significant to USG war chief Lloyd J. Austin III, Secretary of State Atony Blinken, the scurrilous Victoria Nuland, wife of top neocon Robert Kagan, and Biden’s “liberal hawks” (sic), including National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (formerly of Macro Advisory Partners, along with CIA boss William Burns), Wendy Sherman (former Vice Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, founded by mass murder facilitator and apologist Madeleine Albright, role model for the aforementioned Blinken) Brett McGurk (a Bush admin. appointee), and others.
In the “indispensable nation,” there is yet little talk of reinstating the draft, which ended in 1973 as the disastrous Vietnam War ground to a halt. However, the state has kept its “selective service” active, obligating millions of young men to register.
The so-called “Generation Z” is not so hot on involuntary servitude and the prospect of a horrible death for the sake of Biden and his neocons. The Pentagon derisively calls Gen Zers the “Nintendo Generation” due to sedentary lifestyles, obesity, drug and alcohol abuse, and the fact they are not as physically fit as previous generations.
In 2017, a Gallup poll revealed 49% of Americans favor involuntary servitude for young adults. However, those likely to be conscripted were opposed. “A majority (57%) of those younger than 30 are against the idea,” Gallup reported.
The idea of mandatory national service has been floated numerous times by think tanks and opinion writers over the past decade and a half, but it has never become a major issue in national politics. U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel unsuccessfully pushed a version of the idea in every legislative session from 2003 to 2015; at one point, it even reached the House floor, where it was defeated by a vote of 402-2.
Of course, that was before Ukraine, the incessant, intrusive pounding of war drums by propaganda media, an idiotic desire to feed war machines into the conflict by the West, and the very real prospect of a third world war.
According to author Shadia Drury, the guru of neocon-ism, Leo Strauss, and his devotees,
understood politics as a conflict between mutually hostile groups willing to fight each other to the death. In short, they all thought that man’s humanity depended on his willingness to rush naked into battle and headlong to his death. Only perpetual war can overturn the modern project, with its emphasis on self-preservation and creature comforts.
In the current context, the “conflict between mutually hostile groups” will result in the termination of life on the planet.
It is an arrogant and psychopathic disregard for the lives of ordinary people that is in part driving the world toward a final thermonuclear conflict.
It is unfortunate far too many Americans are incapable of realizing they are nothing more than pawns in a geopolitical suicide pact. History demonstrates, over and over, this realization usually arrives when it is far too late.
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Kurt Nimmo is a regular contributor to Global Research.