posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 04:11 PM
This is just a theory mind you, and being as such I have placed this in the Skunkworks section as I have no real hard proof to
confirm.....again...just a theory and nothing more.
How hard would it be to for the government to manipulate our economy in order to serve it's own purpose? It seems to me that in a declining economy
the number of enlisted military recruits will rise.
If a government has a high demand for troops to engage in military efforts (aka fodder for unpopular foreign wars) there would need to be deciding
factors involved to help boost troop numbers. That being the case, it would seem especially difficult to recruit fresh young bodies for such efforts
in a booming economy.
Having a strong economy with better employment options, affordable education alternatives and a general high quality of life would be counter
productive to a regime that is actively seeking young men and women for military service. When jobs are available, education is affordable and quality
of life is high young people are far more reluctant to risk life and limb for a meager $25,000 per year and tuition aid. Right?
Now turn the page to January 08. Military recruitment goals have been ever exceedingly hard to meet for recruiters. The demand for fresh meat is at an
all time high. The war is terribly unpopular amongst young enlistment aged people. The PTB know that this war in Iraq is just a build up to the many
conflicts just over the horizon. So instead of re-implementing the draft and forcing a huge backlash, they instead use an economic squeeze play to
bring in new soldiers to fight their cause.
Consider if you are a nineteen year old kid, fresh out of high school, stuck in a one horse town where all of the manufacturing jobs have been long
since shipped over seas. You have no applicable job skills, and worse yet tuition for even a local junior college is out of reach. Gas pricing, rent
and cost of living has virtually forced you into a corner with almost no way out. With the reality of being homeless in your near future, here comes
the US Army and Uncle Sam to step right in as a saving grace.
"We will pay you money to travel and see the world, give you room and board and three meals a day, and even pay $20,000 toward your future
education!! All you have to do is sign on the dotted line. Heck, you probably won't even be sent to Iraq!!"
Could the government be manipulating or at the very least IGNORING the current state of the economy in order to boost recruitment needs? Some of you
will say it is not possible and some will say that this notion is ridiculous. But ask yourself, if you were that 19 year old with 3 options, you
either sell drugs, starve, or join the military. Im not saying anyone is even being forced to join the Marines, but in a roundabout way I would say
that they are.
This same theory can also be applied to why our government does nothing about the gigantic influx of illegal Mexican immigrants pouring across our
borders every day.
How does this new ad sound...."Want to gain citizenship status? Come and fight for your country and PROVE that you love America. You can earn money
for college, develop job skills and training, and prove to Americans that you belong here!!"
How long before you see this happen?
The US gov has no intention of stopping in Iraq, and with the military spread thin and re-enlistment wavering they will have to find new bodies to
wage the war in Pakistan and Iran. Make life difficult enough here in the states and there will be no need to implement a draft. Poor kids from
California to Florida will be lining up hand over foot just to get out of the trap that they are currently stuck in.
If I am wrong here, please feel free to let me know what I am missing. To me this could not be more obvious. Poor kids being sent to die to protect
the interests of the wealthy has always been the case, but this time around it seems a bit more co-ordinated and underhanded effort.
Have they been planning this economic collapse for the last two years in order to boost troop numbers for what they already know will happen in the