I wasn't sure where to put this but it is an important yet brief admission that should go viral, especially for those who wear uniforms or participate in national security actions... and I thought it should be a topic for discussion on a broad spectrum. I personally have bee waiting for someone to come out and do this - for a very long time - and gain some momentum among the rest of the "troops". I do hope this gets some serious coverage.
I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately by Brandon Toy
I have served the post-911 Military Industrial complex for 10 years, first as a soldier in Baghdad, and now as a defense contractor.
I have always believed that if every foot soldier threw down his rifle war would end. I hereby throw mine down.At the time of my enlistment, I believed in the cause. I was ignorant, na´ve, and misled. The narrative, professed by the state, and echoed by the mainstream press, has proven false and criminal. We have become what I thought we were fighting against.
Some will say that I am being irresponsible, impractical, and irrational. Others will insist that I am crazy. I have come to believe that the true insanity is doing nothing. As long as we sit in comfort, turning a blind eye to the injustices of the world, nothing will change. It is even worse to play an active part, protesting all along that I am not the true criminal.
I was only a foot soldier, and am now a low level clerk. However, I have always believed that if every foot soldier threw down his rifle war would end. I hereby throw mine down.