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Originally posted by wayouttheredude
reply to post by Primordial
I am playing the devil's advocate with this thread. To do so you have to be able to take it all the way to its logical conclusion when you argue for one side even if you do not truly support such an idea. Being a individual liberty advocate in reality I would not buy into this collectivist idea either. I had to play it all the way out though. No matter how you slice it the world is not going to cooperate on this kind of level as I describe unless some things change to cause the world to want to involve itself in such an effort.
Some one will propose just such an effort in the future. There will be an attempt made to form a global army that will tax the entire world. No matter how it is presented I know that people will rail against such an effort. I have thought on this long and hard. I have wondered how it would be presented and offered to the world. I think I have outlined pretty much how this effort will be sold to the world. Perhaps it will be called the GDF, perhaps not.
I think that we will see this globalist collectivist military soon. I am just not sure how it will begin or what it will look like when it begins. Who will ultimately take control of such a global force? Hopefully we will not see this come to pass but I think that we will.
Originally posted by DarkATi
Sounds like a good idea to me.
I ain't afraid of no ghost. ANY system can be abused. The system itself isn't the problem - those who run, and abuse, the system are the real problem.
If it happened it would certainly pave the way for the Man of Sin (Antichrist), but then I am convinced that this will happen anyway.
I'd be OK with this sort of system. I do not see it as an inherent threat to liberty.