Kind of an interesting point…

Americans born 17 years ago can now enlist to fight in a war that began before they were born.

Of course we have loads more to do if we hope to top the worst examples of warlike foolishness in western society. But I believe that our beloved leaders have it in them to try.

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5 Responses to Kind of an interesting point…

  1. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

  2. Joel says:

    😀 Literary allusions aside, it’s beginning to literally feel that way.

  3. Ben says:

    Don’t forget that our 17-year-old new enlistee could also be posted to Korea, which is still technically at war, likely since before his parents were born.

    No, wait! It’s not impossible that the Korean war could have started before his grandparents were born!

  4. Andrew says:

    What Ben said. Starting in 1967 US servicemen could be posted to the Korean War Theater, which made them eligible for VFW.

    Starting in 1962 US servicemen could be posted anywhere in the world under the Cold War, especially in Europe.

    Nothing new under the sun.

    Even freakier, if one considers WWII as just a continuation of WWI (which in many ways it was) then anyone born in 1931 or 1934 was born into that extended war.

  5. Joel says:

    Don’t forget that our 17-year-old new enlistee could also be posted to Korea, which is still technically at war, likely since before his parents were born.

    Okay, technically true. I’m just barely old enough to be the enlistee’s grandfather and Korea started 4 years before I was born.

    Hasn’t been a real shooting conflict in a really long time, though. Afghanistan never stopped. America’s been liberating that country almost twice as long as Russia ruthlessly oppressed it.

To the stake with the heretic!