Mar 5, 2020, 10:37 PM
by Alex Hill
—“Many of the guys I served with immediately did security contracting after we got out. I’d much rather have the National Guard disbanded, and a local militia structure for veterans returning home fall into leadership positions, should they chose, for volunteer service at home. I think a lot of veteran dysfunction is from a loss of purpose. When you’re on your own and no longer just a wolf in the pack so to speak, it’s aggravating. That, and the disillusionment when you realize all that toil and suffering was for nothing were the worst parts for me anyway.”—
The other reason is so that we can mobilize en mass in the face of disaster – which we obviously can’t in response to (a) natural disasters, (b) this current epidemic – things which are organizational problems that are best solved through command and control.
Command is necessary when we are reacting not discovering.