Stuff I just need to get off my chest.
Would you like to volunteer to help force people to serve in the military?
Volunteering with Selective Service
So, what brought this one up?
Saw a link to the request for volunteers. Thought it might make more sense to draft people to "volunteer", given the stated goals of the Selective Service. 🙂
Your logic is unassailable . . . .
There is no need to volunteer to run draft boards in a country that has no draft. What we do have is draft registration and that shit needs to stop this minute. Oddly enough, every member of congress and both major political parties are OK with slave armies.
Agreed. If we needed everyone to step up to repel an invasion it would be pretty obvious when the 20 year old who didn't step up arrived at work the next day. Everyone at his work would be asking him why he was there instead of off fighting. Instead we spend how much money (trivial compared to the full budget but "look after the pennies...") keeping this charade running?
It is a myth that every able bodied 20 year old was off fighting ww2. Those ships, guns, tanks and planes werent all built by women. Nor were the farms, canning factories, or mines run that way. Every community needs some younger men to keep things going. Further, 40-50 year old men are just as useful militarily. The army uses 20 year olds because they are more likely to put up with poor leadership and incompetent officers, since they don't know any better. The millions lost in ww1 and 2 were uneccessary losses that gained little. Those millions couldn't have been there without national conscription. Then national leaders would have had to think of something else when their armies ran out of blood.Im sure there are a few million ukrainian 20 year olds tonight who think they dont have a dog in this fight and would rather sit it out. Russia is not the USSR. Putin is not Stalin. For most Ukrainians it really doesn't matter which corrupt oligarch runs the country. A Russian puppet will at least end the payments to Joe.--generic
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