Politically that is unlike to happen. Any president who would do that would face immediate hostility from his voters."
I wouldn't be so sure about this. Who the gods would kill..and all. US imperialism has reached the terminal phase and this has produced a madness and irrationality that is obvious not just to the whole world, but to most alert Americans, as well.
They are convinced and correct that in just a few short years even their waning military advantages will disappear and thus they feel they must use them asap to return Russia/China to vassal status. They are so committed that even traditional bourgeois democratic rights have been quietly eliminated to prevent any possible check on these insane war plans.
So they will keep going and that will necessitate a draft at some point. That draft which will likely include young women under the guise of a fight against sexism, will be so painful and revolting to the broad population it will make the anti war movement of the Vietnam era look like Sesame Street.
One can only imagine a similar outcome when Europe requires a draft in an attempt to cope with a reborn militarized Russia that it has relentlessly provoked and called forward.
This inevitable collapse creates previously unknown opportunities for organized political intervention by the working population. What society will the people put in place of dead imperialism?
Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Sep 16 2023 17:50 utc | 12