In a way we still have the draft. When I work and 25% of my money is forcibly taken from me it means that for 3 Months out of the year I am a slave to the Federal Government so they can use that money to pay for war.
Or they devalue the money I have so in a way the money in my account is clandestinly stolen from me to pay for war.
Politicans know the draft would be political suicide so they now have roundabout means such as using Blackwater and more tours for our 'voluntary' military force. Jesse is making the point that if we just cut to the chase and made people experience the true cost of war we would be less apathetic.
We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.
Want DP delivered to your inbox daily? Subscribe here: