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ziq wrote

Benefit:

Forces everyone to be aware of their state's crimes because they're the ones directly committing them on the state's behalf. When people can actually see the blood on their hands, they're forced to stop ignoring it because it's out of sight, and it can lead to social change. People will fight back when their lives are directly impacted by the state's policies.

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atomkarinca wrote

Being in a country that has mandatory military drafts, this cannot be farther from the truth.

People are lining up to kill people because for them it's not killing people, it's just defending our mainland. If it weren't for our troops the terrorists would kill us all.

This is what mandatory military drafts mostly do.

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retiredshared2 wrote

The blood doesn't matter when the people are brown; you should be aware of this by now. Nobody cares about the 'opposing' race the state's set us up to fight.

People don't fight back when their lives are directly impacted, and history shows the draft either kills all resistance or births more. Its a risky gamble to support such a thing.

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GrimWillow wrote (edited )

If the US felt like it needed to draft, it would. They only don't have one because there's enough people lining up to fight for the worldwide rich against the poor overseas. During the drafting for the Vietnam war, the blood on people's hands didn't seem to end anything. It sure did ruin a lot of lives on both sides though. I think if US didn't have all those forced soldiers, they would have killed less Vietnamese.

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noordinaryspider wrote

Thanks, GrimWillow, that is a less emotional version of what I was trying to say. There is such a thing as an "economically mandatory military draft".

Pigs do the same thing. If I've convinced myself that I can trust you, it would be completely contradictory and shatter my little illusion to think that you weren't already aware of that fact, lol.