Frankly I find the entire idea appalling.
The fact of the matter is this. If I was my age now, but back in my grandfathers time, I would have volunteered! There wouldnt have had to have been
any drafting, I would have just shown up and demanded to know which behinds to place my boots upon, with great vigour and enthusiasm I might add.
But the government of this nation as it stands today do not deserve my support, the deeds they have the armed services doing, do not benifit my
nation, and infact make things more risky for our country. When one joins the armed forces of the UK, one swears various oaths. I take the taking of
an oath very seriously, which is why I will NEVER join the armed forces of the UK, until its leadership can be shown to be morally sound, much more so
than the current lot, or for that matter the bunch of entitled prigs that were New Labour.
Until my government promises that never again will my nation invade another with any intent or possibility of recouping monies via private military
contracting, that my nation will never again under armour, under equip, over extend and over cut the services themselves, until my government promises
that its armed services will only be used against ARMIES not cell based militant groups (which should be the responsibility of the intelligence
services to deal with, SOLELY, and above all silently), until I KNOW all those things to be true, I will never serve the government of my country in
I believe our military actions over the last twenty years to have been largely in the service of profit, rather than peace, and that cannot stand,
and is something I cannot be party to.
If however, a time should come when an enemy so vast, so powerful, so numerous and so deviant that it threatens world wide, military invasion (like
it did the last time there was a fight worth fighting) comes to light, then I will be there with bells on, teeth sharpened, and eagre to show darkness
the colour of its own organs. Other than that, I garuntee the government will lose more men than it could gain if it tries to force me on
edit on 19-8-2013 by TrueBrit because: REASONS!!!!!!!!