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Oct. 21st, 2009 | 10:17 pm

Many countries require all citizens to fulfill a mandatory period of service in the armed forces. Do you agree or disagree with this policy? Do you think the current recruitment system creates or sustains socioeconomic inequality?

Luckily, I live in America and don't have to serve in any armed forces. I never enjoyed nor cared for the military. I don't believe in war, and fighting is never my answer to anything. As for socioeconomic inequality... I believe that does flourish in America, thanks to capitalism. No, I really do believe that is why the federal government refuse to put more money into education and continues to fund the military ridiculously. I NEVER understand why America needs to have such a powerful military force... really. I feel that the American government needs to keep the military force strong and the only way to do that is to continue to push out citizens that are not "thinkers" and need a means to fund their way of life. In other words, keep people poor and make military benefits look shiny so that people will enlist in the military. Simple, right? My mum bought into it and tried to enlist me. I refused because I know that was not the path for me.

Now, whether this is wrong or not... tough to say. Each country has it's own cultural belief and serving in the military is one form of creating nationalism. I don't see anything wrong with it if the people feel that is the way of life. That's for them, just not for me.

Now to catch up...

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