Some loose accusation made out of whole cloth, hurled like a sodden rag at a suitable enemy at an opportune time for purposes both obscure and immediate. A natural response of manboons to economic troubles on the home front. The usual beast slouches towards Bethlehem to be born. This play would be unbearable without a regular change of cast.
The town drunkard has announced a general draft call for all able-bodied sandbags and bullet sponges to serve their country by blocking rounds that would otherwise hit him. He's talking about military service for thee, rube, not for he.