Military structure in a nation of laws

To establish freedom, or even the momentum towards it, war profiteering must be regarded as high treason.

Presently in the United States, ours is a nation not of laws but a nation of men. “What? Obviously we are a nation of laws: after all, we have so many laws!” Of course our culture is littered with law-like hoops and juggling pins—but only to create a bureaucratic, impossible[1] gauntlet, where “merit” can be defined and doled, by men, to those citizens who are intelligent, long-suffering, and focused—i.e. manic,[2] passive-aggressive,[3] and manageable.[4]

Of course no rule of man has ever been without laws. Yet the difference is that a rule of law applies its laws fairly—uniformly and with disinterest—while rule of man has, for example, a tax code with a length of more than 70,000 pages.[5]

Another catacomb of corruption in our current rule of man is a kind of reverse-military-dictatorship, where war is a racket,[6] mercenaries and the indigent-made-mercenary are the “violent others”[7] who serve as meat-shields, and effeminate frauds fight to be displayed as chief chickenhawk.[8]

Meanwhile, the military structure in a nation of laws can be, for example, that:
(a) the military is unionized (if anything should ever be unionized—it is the military);
(b) the unionized military has veto-power over congressional propositions for a declaration of war;
(c) the unionized military may do whatever it wants with those chickenhawk traitors who mislead the military into war.

Anything short of this is a supreme (and ultimately doomed) example of “taxation without representation.”

References

[1] Indict a Ham sandwich
[2] The myth of Asian supremacy: the law of averages vs briefly, vainly farming the intellectually elite from among vast victims chained in social-torture-chambers.
[3] How white liberals placate their black pets vs how white liberals really feel about their black pets.
[4] A man, when struck, either counterstrikes; or else, if he cannot counterstrike, spends part of his every waking moment thereafter devising how to avoid, else overthrow, the striker. Meanwhile, a woman—when struck—immediately curls up, apologizes, and—for the rest of her life—fears, respects, and obeys the striker.
[5] Supra, note 1; see also Business Insider, 2014: How Many Pages in the U.S. Tax Code? (2014); but see Andrew L. Grossman, Is the Tax Code Really 70,000 Pages Long? (Slate, 2014)(arguing that the 70,000 is inflated by including important—and legally binding—contextual literature that is only of concern for important legal scholars who actually need to understand the law—not mere laypersons who need only to pay someone who understands taxes, or else dutifully fill in bubbles and mark boxes, and hand over money—hoping they don’t accidentally overpay and praying they don’t criminally underpay).
[6] Just as Socrates lectured to the effect that “the Athenian aristocracy is a racket,” but refused to undermine Athenian authority by refusing to escape his death-sentence; so too Smedly Butler, a general in the United States Marine Corps and the most decorated U.S. warrior during his time, famously said, “War is a racket”—but (less famously) refused to contribute to a military coup to overthrow the United States federal government— choosing, instead, to expose the conspirators. Still, to paraphrase a speech-writer for JFK: Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. And there will only be so many Socrates or Smedlys (i.e. people ideologically loyal to a foolish fault) before those with the courage of moral consistency rise up, and take down those tyrants whose speck of reign drips longer than patient men should deem proper.
[7] “Those who solemnly renounce violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf” -Orwell, Notes on Nationalism, §Negative nationalism, ¶11.
[8] Chickenhawk on Wikipedia; see also Phil Ochs, I ain’t marching anymore; see also Bryan and Piantadosi, I didn’t raise my boy to be a soldier.

2 thoughts on “Military structure in a nation of laws

  1. Matthias Chang wrote a good book about the war racket and the military-industrial-banking-government complex called Brainwashed for War: Programmed to Kill (2005, 2006).

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    1. Thanks for the tip. I would like to peruse that as the 128th book kept in the library on the super-computer in my pocket, but I cannot find the format to fit it there.

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