The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Throw-Away Soldiers

Apr 4, 2011

No one, least of all the U.S. military, should be surprised that more than one in five young war veterans was unemployed last year. After all, many of these young men joined the military because they couldn’t find civilian work at home. Today, many employers won’t hire them over concerns they may suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Yes, this is what happens in war. Young men come home wounded mentally, emotionally and physically.

The government uses up a generation of men in their wars and then just throws them away.