posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 09:15 AM
Why would anyone fight for a nation? I do not mean fighting against someone invading your region, or town. I mean fighting in a far away land for an
idealized nation state myth.
Nations are constructs. Lines on the earth created to ensure the resources within that region are available to those who control that region. Nations
are not something to be thought of positively, or nostalgically. They are myths used by powerful people to mobilize other people to fight for their
People within a nation may have similarities in language, culture, or religion. These similarities do not mean that people are somehow bound with, or
have a duty to the national idea. It only means that we have some commonality with our neighbors. It does not mean our commonality justifies killing
other people with a different commonality.
Generations of propaganda, and reinforced mythology create a belief system around a nation. This belief system is then used to dupe people into
fighting for the state. The whole time the state treats the conditioned supporters as fodder, and uses them as means for an end. Many times the people
that are culturally, and regionally related with the soldiers suffer. Men go fight for mythical national ideals far from home, and their families are
left to fend off the state.
The idea that any state can kidnap, brainwash, and imprison young citizens is criminal. Drafting means that you are taken to a base against your will.
You undergo intense conditioning, and mental reprogramming. Then you are taught to kill with pane of death for refusal.
That is so opposed to everything human, and completely contrary to the natural rights of an individual.
The answer has to be no. I would much more likely fight against a state that drafts the citizens. Why go fight someone just like me from another
country? Were both fodder for the powerful who care nothing for us.
edit on 13-4-2011 by stephinrazin because: (no reason given)