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The Military should be totally banned from nurseries, and from preschools and kindergartens.
But seriously, in secondary schools, to include discipline, group (corps included) orientation and
dedication (rather than just autonomy) would actually be an addend to learning and experience.
A dimension of decorum within formal contexts (such as behavior and dress codes in schools)
would not be brain-washing youth to become rambos revved for rampage. Some exposure to
discipline, even "periodic-contained regimentation" would not destroy individuality or supervene
sensitivity of those not inherently militaristic-material/men or women.
The presentation of and preparation in combat-related ways and means per se would not promote
warriors -- rather, provide a (so to speak) "worst case scenario breadth of information and even
ability for . . . civilian defense". Should there arise an actual insurgent enemy, in this country the
population would be pre-victims
, helpless, clueless.
The paradigm of globalized financial interdependence seems, to me, a detente and determinant so
that waging actual war would be the equivalent of the aggressor asserting itself by committing suicide
of its country's economy, at least. But the presence of myriad militaries is also a deterrent in a "stand
your ground" global arena. Actual military membership provides our country's strength, starting with
"appearance" and, of course, materiel inventories.
We may be about to recognize the most dangerous adversary we face is NATURE, not each other.
Climate change, desertification, storm intensification, tsunamis, even mutant-resistance disease
strains and resurgences are evident. The most strategic role of organized, "militarized" men and women
may soon significantly include (if not even focus on) winning in "theaters of devastation" (such as,
most recently, the Philippines and Japan). Recognition of the roles already played by our military in
disaster-relief, perhaps it should be recognized that this dimension of "learning and training" would
be most valuable even in a public classroom . . . . . and recognized by the teaching military that
such should be a significant focus of their curriculum.