Stanley McChrystal Wants to Bring Back Slavery

Former General Stanley McChrystal recently came out in support of slavery:

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander of international forces in Afghanistan, said this week that the United States should bring back the draft if it ever goes to war again.

“I think we ought to have a draft. I think if a nation goes to war, it shouldn’t be solely be represented by a professional force, because it gets to be unrepresentative of the population,” McChrystal said at a late-night event June 29 at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival. “I think if a nation goes to war, every town, every city needs to be at risk. You make that decision and everybody has skin in the game.”

Yes, drafts are slavery. Slavery, by definition, is being forced to labor for another under the threat of violence and a draft is nothing more than the state threatening to kill you if you don’t go kill its enemies. His wording is interesting as well, he believes when a nation goes to work that “every town, every city needs to be at risk.” Couldn’t you accomplish that simply by bombing them yourself? Instead of enslaving the population why not randomly bombard a town every week? Wouldn’t that accomplish your goal of putting every town at risk?

What’s most worrisome about McChrystal’s statement is that this psychopath was in charge of the Afghanistan war. Is it any wonder why foreign nations hate ours so much?

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  1. I agree the draft is slavery, but the upshot is if there was a draft we would be fighting a lot less wars as the people would be in the streets. When it is a volunteer force most of the the middle and upper classes ignore the wars as it tends to be the lower middle class and below fighting them.

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