As Kurt Nimmo aptly notes, the 20-somethings are the prime targets for a renewed draft, and it is going to be up to this group of young men and women to step up and do what they can to prevent that from happening:
Since the Strausscons are emboldened by an almost complete lack of opposition to the occupation and the daily slaughter of innocent Iraqis, and the above mentioned analysts and policymakers and other influential people are not advising against continuing the occupation (let alone expressing moral outrage), conscription is almost a certainty.
It is up to the cell phone generation (as I derogatorily call the current crop of 20-somethings, mostly because they are immersed in mindless consumerism and oblivious to urgent political realities and the very real possibility they will be conscripted and sent to die in Iraq or Iran and if not die there come back to the United States and die from “Gulf War Syndrome II” or the effects of nuclear warfare—and the use of depleted uranium is certainly nuclear warfare). It is time for them to get off their asses and tell Bush and his dour cabal of warmongers (and chicken hawks) to put it where the sun don’t shine. Or as we mused rhetorically in the 60s: what if they gave a war and nobody came? If the cell phone generation refuses to participate, the Pentagon and the Strausscons will be unable to run their murderous bombing runs, invasions, and occupations.
It is now obvious the Strausscon war machine is reaching its limits and will break soon without a fresh influx of human cannon fodder. If there is a hope it is in the fact the world’s most powerful military is pinned down in an Arab country ravaged by more than a decade of medieval sanctions and two “wars” (invasions). Repeating this mistake in Iran would be sheer insanity but then the Strausscons are criminally insane and completely certain of the righteousness of their master plan to eviscerate Islam and the Arab Middle East, as dictated by a small number of far right-wing fanatics in Israel (and supported by more than a few corporations such as Lockheed Martin and Halliburton, who are carpet-baggers looking for a macabre buck).
Human nature will eventually overwhelm the Strausscons—millions of 20-somethings will resist bullet-stopper slavery (for self-preservation is an intractable human trait), that is unless they can devise something more horrific and stunning than nine eleven and thus convince the cell phone generation their sacrifice is required, as a former generation was more or less convinced their sacrifice was required in World War II, even though we now know that war could have been prevented if a gaggle of rich people (such as Prescott Bush, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, and other industrialists and bankers) had not danced the fandango with Hitler and the Nazis.
I am crossing my fingers the cell phone generation will do the right thing because I am too old and will not be drafted and the only viable action that will shut down the military machine is if soldiers mutiny or don’t show up in the first place. It will be more difficult this time around (more difficult than it was in the 60s and 70s) because the Strausscons are shrewd and will do all they can to trick the cell phone generation into surrendering their lives through illusion, fear tactics, and trickery. It is also in the process of erecting an awesome snoop infrastructure of truly Orwellian proportions.