No way to get an education

I’m mad as hell at the subtle-ish not-about-the-military ad by the US Army that had a young African American man hoping to get an education, with plans to be an engineer, and taking up his role “to be a man.”

The Lord preserve him and all like him.

And det’s hope this new recruit doesn’t need medical help afterwards, because in another cynical turn of the current Administration, that part of our budget is expendable. (On the other hand, GA attendees on my behalf can tell the Texas governor to bite me.)

The point is this: there are better options for an education than going the military route, and if unscrupulous recruitors (CBS News story) can be allowed to prosper, then the rest of us need to speak up and offer alternatives.

Before You Enlist from the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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