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Liberal Might Like Gun Nut if He Likes Me First

I have a confession to make: I get a kick out of Conservative smartass Mat Best. Why? Because the former Army Ranger and his...

South Korea Needs to End U.S. Military Alliance

My personal invasion of North Korea ended with a steaming plate of bulgogi, an ice cold bottle of OB Beer, and a Cuban cigar...

Donald Trump: Every Terrorist’s Friend

Winning over the civilian populations of divided lands is the key to successful counter-terrorism operations, according to United States military doctrine. It’s the basis of...

Rich Cowards and the “20 Slave Rule”

Class warfare and elite draft dodgers like President Donald Trump are nothing new in the United States. The Predatory 1 Percent has been starting wars...

Dear vets, thank you for your sacrifices

On Memorial Day 2017, The Cynical Times thanks all current and former members of the U.S. military for the sacrifices they've made for the...

The U.S. Military and Police are Socialist Institutions

Contrary to popular belief, the military, law enforcement agencies and fire departments of the United States of America are among the world's most socialist...

U.S. Massing Fighter Jets Near Iran

The forever war needed to support profit growth in the U.S. military industrial establishment shows no signs of abating under the administration of President...

Spec Forces NCO Stole Afghan Funds

By Smedley Butler A U.S. Special Forces soldier pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing about $210,000 from the federal funds entrusted to his team in Afghanistan...

Marine Corps Eyes Return to Core Mission

By Smedley Butler The U.S. Marine Corps plans to return to its roots as a quick reaction force as the pumped-up military sheds the bulk...

Vets backstabbed by corporate oligarchy

The Veterans of Foreign Wars has issued a "call to action" to its 2 million members, according to this Military.com article, asking them to plead with Congress to spare military and veterans benefits as a bipartisan committee looks to trim $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.

Why soldiers have to beg their own government to keep its promises is another story. One that begins and ends with its apparent takeover in a bloodless coup d'etat by business leaders with a legal obligation to maximize profits. These business interests are raiding the federal treasury every chance they get and creating regulations that help the few and hurt the many, while dodging their fair share of taxes.

The painful truth is that military service is about as pure an example of socialist activity as you're going to find anywhere in the U.S. - soldiers literally put their individual needs second to those of the mchairsany. They risk their lives for the greater good, not for the money they may never get to spend.

That heroic attitude is diametrically opposed to the "greed is good" mantra of savage capitalists like the Koch Brothers, who are strictly out for themselves.

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