OK, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. Which do you want first?
The good news? OK, no problem.
You know that old anti-war cliché about “Suppose They Gave A War And No One Came“? Well that slogan might be closer to becoming reality than you think.
Exhibit A: This story from Japan Today. “SDF recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up.”
You see, it seems that recruiters are having a tougher time than ever selling Japan’s youth on the glitz and glamour of a career in the nation’s “Self-Defense Force” (aka Japan’s Stealth Army). The country’s infamous plummeting birth rate has created a shortage of 18-26 year olds in the job market (11 million today compared to 17 million just 24 years ago), meaning that universities and corporations are viciously competing to recruit high school graduates. And that competition has left those struggling to sell teenagers on the benefits of joining the military in the dust.
As a result, the Japanese military is over 20,000 personnel short of its goal of employing 247,154
dumb dirty animals valiant war heroes this year, and that gap is only likely to increase as the demographic crunch really sets in. Within 30 years, the number of 18-26 year olds in the job market is expected to drop to 7.8 million, making competition for high school graduates even more fierce.
But make no mistake: This failure to entice young blood is not a uniquely Japanese phenomenon, and it is not just about demographics. It’s happening in Russia. It’s happening in Britain. It’s even happening in the good ol’ U.S. of A. All around the world, bloodthirsty warmongers are finding it more and more difficult to get fresh young meat for the meat grinder.
It’s almost as if people around the world are waking up to the centuries of lies and deceptions that have under girded the military-industrial complex and that no amount of fancy new recruitment tricks are going to turn the tide.
Could it be that one day they will give a war and no one will come?
. . . OK, now are you ready for the bad news?
Pretty soon, it won’t matter if no one comes to the next bankster-manipulated war. Or should I say, it won’t matter if no human comes.
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