In every modern society there is a certain assumed heroism associated with wearing a uniform whether it be blue, green or any number of randomly associated colours. This idea of heroism inherent to a uniform has been proliferated by government and often continued with unrestricted glee among even the “liberty” movement.
It is the assumption of heroism that continues to cause additional pain around the world. Among those who have been assaulted by the uniformed volunteers. And with increasing numbers it is occurring in the form of a psychologically defined issue known as, post-traumatic stress disorder.
The cause of this disorder is the individual having experienced something that is far outside what is normal for each individual. However, the event is commonly relived by the individual through intrusive, recurrent recollections, flashbacks, and nightmares. These various symptoms may occur regardless whether a person wears a uniform or not. It is generally assumed that every single individual that dons the uniform and travels to whichever new imperial goal their government demands of them will end up with some level of ptsd.
Of course among the supporters there is the misplaced idea that they are either fighting for the freedom and safety of their loved ones. Additionally they are told they must preform to the best of their abilities to support the men standing next to them. What is completely ignored is the simple fact that none of this would be necessary if we simply never chose to support the government.
The fact remains that any who volunteer to join the military or voluntarily take a job working for the military or law enforcement are directly supportive of the very tyranny and imperialism we see now. There is no positive spin, no beneficial approach and no working within the beast to take it down. Humans are not viruses, we simply do not adapt fast enough or to a degree necessary to work within any system with any chance of destroying that system from within.
The title of this article is, there is no honour in the uniform. This is a simple fact, honour as it is defined is, personal integrity, strong moral character and (not or) adherence to ethical principles. There is no honourable order given by a government when it comes to war. Every action of a government is evil because every action of government is completed using force or the threat of force. The logical conclusion is simple, any order given by government or a representative of government is or will result in evil.
The argument can be made that orders can have positive results, this is true. However, as with all human actions though a positive result may come from them, this does not inherently make them good only positive for some. The result of all government decisions will always be evil as long as governments operate using force or the threat of force (rule of law) as a means of retaining power.
I am not going to argue whether there is a potential government that is good in any way. In the entire history of man there have been very few governments that have had any positive impact on society as a whole. Rather, through the use of war and organized religion and throughout the 19th century continuing on police as an organized state controlled entity, government has always harmed people. Some have not harmed their subjects as a whole, however, there is always collateral damage.
Modern man has learned to accept this simple fact, collateral damage occurs when government operates on any scale. In fact government or its policies and laws have been the cause of almost every major non natural disaster in the 20th century. I search every day for one major disaster that is not at its core a result of government or its laws. (If you find one please let me know.)
So here it is, if a man or woman promotes their government, military or police service as anything other than evil at its core, they are not yet capable of freedom. There is no honour in the uniform. Any who continue to willingly work for the state without attempting to rid themselves of it after being enlightened or accepting that the state is the greatest evil to exist show themselves as dishonourable slaves at best and at worse they are enemies of free men and women.
What say you and why?
Free the mind and the body will follow.