Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Real fucken democracy

In A People's History of the American Revolution Ray Raphael describes early American armies. Apparently the refused to move or obey orders without everyone agreeing on what to do, together. They didn't want to obey the rich upper class who were their officers, noting that such people would have little care for their lives. They wanted some kind of control in what they were doing on a daily basis. Eventually, Washington shot a lot of them just to get them out of the way, and the American army submitted to the rule of more men with fake hair.

Just pointin out. And there's this - isn't that just FUCKING cool? I mean, if there was a draft for this kinda army, I might be willin to be part of it...

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