I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately

Information Clearinghouse – by Brandon Toy

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

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


3 thoughts on “I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately

  1. Well now that you’re a “low-level clerk”, you should throw down your pencil too.
    Or better yet, while you’re there you can sabotage their book-keeping, or figure out who is stealing all the money.

  2. He resigned. He did throw down his pencil. In fact he threw down his pencil and walked out. As far as sabotaging their book-keeping, apparently you are not familiar with GD. That would be impossible for him, but it’s a good thought. Good for you Brandon!

  3. Thanks Brandon for having the courage and honor to do the right thing. If more would behave as you did we might restore America to the nation it once was.

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