Brings to mind that bullshit neo-cuck jingoist militarist slogan, “We’re here to defend democracy; not to practice it!”; in which case, any self-respecting military member should think, “Well, if I’m not fighting to protect freedoms not only for others but also for myself, what example am I fighting for? Why? Cui bono?”
This is assuming anyone is left among the regular low-rank recruits who has any knowledge of history and any brain cells, both of which may be far too much to expect these days, I realize.
I don’t even begin to know what to say here. I’m just going to stop assuming once and for all that things can’t get any more absurd and that we’ve reached our societal nadir. That obviously ain’t the case.
The silver lining here, tiny and thin as it is, is that this is yet more evidence of the unfolding collapse of the imperial legions and the order they represent. That’s ALWAYS a wonderful thing to behold.