It has become very clear to me that in the United States – and elsewhere – once the youthful cannon fodder is of no use to the global war machine, they become a liability to be dispensed with as readily and cost effectively as possible. Promises of a college education given to many is becoming very often hollow. The reality is a world of psychoactive drugs, PTSD, despair and suicide – certainly not the grand picture painted to the enlistee. Apart from anything else, they know too much and as such they are a liability. Many of them are ironically placed on a terrorist watchlist.
This article shares a little of this reality. But this sausage machine is well oiled and executed. The enlistees will never know the reality until it is too late, short of a profound shift in perception in our world.