Soldier Throws Down Rifle, No More War

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I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately

I hereby resign in protest effective immediately.

I have served the post-911 Military Industrial complex for 10 years, first as a soldier in Baghdad, and now as a defense contractor.

I have always believed that if every foot soldier threw down his rifle war would end. I hereby throw mine down.

At the time of my enlistment, I believed in the cause. I was ignorant, naïve, and misled. The narrative, professed by the state, and echoed by the mainstream press, has proven false and criminal. We have become what I thought we were fighting against.

Recent revelations by fearless journalists of war crimes including counterinsurgency “dirty” wars, drone terrorism, the suspension of due process, torture, mass surveillance, and widespread regulatory capture have shed light on the true nature of the current US Government. I encourage you to read more about these topics at the links I have provided below.

Some will say that I am being irresponsible, impractical, and irrational. Others will insist that I am crazy. I have come to believe that the true insanity is doing nothing. As long as we sit in comfort, turning a blind eye to the injustices of the world, nothing will change. It is even worse to play an active part, protesting all along that I am not the true criminal.

I was only a foot soldier, and am now a low level clerk. However, I have always believed that if every foot soldier threw down his rifle war would end. I hereby throw mine down.


Brandon M. Toy
Stryker Engineering Project Management
General Dynamics Land Systems
Sterling Heights, Michigan

  • I’m so proud of you and sincerely hope and pray others will follow your example. What you say is the utter truth. No one wants war except the psychotic people we have been brainwashed into believing must run the show their way in order to protect us. It has been nothing but a facade. Listen to General Smedley Butler’s speech, War is a Racket,

  • Karen

    My compliments! You prove that a soldier’s courage is not limited solely to the battlefield and I salute you for your love of country.

  • Bravo Brandon! War is pointless and barbaric. I always loved the quote WHAT IF THEY GAVE A WAR AND NO BODY CAME? The statesmen wage the war, the soldiers are cannon fodder. Someone is profiting.

  • JoAnn

    Good luck to this soldier. Are they going to make an “example” of him?

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  • I am proud of you for doing you part as you saw it as a soldier and I am proud of you for recognizing war for what it is. God bless you.

  • Ven HAris

    GOD bless and Protect Brandon Toy.

  • a brave and intelligent person,peace & love you Brandon and to every living thing on earth.
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