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are you willing to die for australia

  • yes

    Votes: 14 13.7%
  • no

    Votes: 60 58.8%
  • depends on why (please specify)

    Votes: 28 27.5%

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ubernuton

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are u willing to die for your country ?
do you belief people should be willing to die for there country
why, why not and if so should they be willing to die for other things
are u willing to die for your goverment ?
are u willing to die for your morals ?
what are u willing to die for ?
 

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I would die if you would shut the fuck up and end this thread.

cool?
 

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ill tell u what i would die for though

A BONG RIP

;p;

smoek weed everyady
 

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jb_nc said:
ill tell u what i would die for though

A BONG RIP

;p;

smoek weed everyady
I see you have developed into a formidable troll.

Onward Christian soldier, onward.
 

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Never.

"the enemy is anyone who's going to get you killed." - Catch 22

Best book we've ever read @ skool
 

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If we are defending Australia from some immenient attack, then yes.

If we are in a war in some far away country that doesn't have to do with Australia directly, then no.


Edit: And this thread is fail.
 

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Raaaaaachel said:
Dying for socialism. This has to be a joke right.
i'd die for socitism for the good of mankind or to make shore we don't kill this planet as we could be the only life out there
 

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S1M0 said:
If we are defending Australia from some immenient attack, then yes.

If we are in a war in some far away country that doesn't have to do with Australia directly, then no.


Edit: And this thread is fail.
/signed
 

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bshoc said:
I see you have developed into a formidable troll.

Onward Christian soldier, onward.
He is my favourite troll. :eek:

In answer to your questions: no, no, maybe, no, no, exceptional circumstances involving other people.
 

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Dieing for your country has changed too much since, in Horraces' words, it was a 'great and noble deed'.
Since industrialization (lets say 1914), wars have aquired an all-encompassing destructive capacity. Much is left to chance and instantaneous, widespread, unavoidable, unseen killing. They are no longer good sport, cleansing or able to offer survival based on skill.

Also, with rising living standards comes a better educated and enfranchised public who can question and direct government in a more effective way. Going against this shatters public condifence and trust in government to do the right thing by them. THis results in the gvt falling and apathy soaring (eg chronic cynicism over policy motives). Vietnam is the obvious case in point.

We're also living in an interconnected world where the state's capacity to make huge differences to our lives is eroding. Previously, we could be shielded from the world, become totally self sufficient, and have the state as our only spokesman and protector. Now that's largely obsolete.

In short, the state's ability to persuade us to die for it has been severely undermined. Unless there is a very clear connection with our immediate personal security (or economic prosperity in the case of professional soldiers), I doubt that many of us would unconditionally die for the country.
 

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I'd fight for my country if we got attacked. I wouldn't die for my country. I just don't die in general.
 

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Russdog said:
I'd fight for my country if we got attacked. I wouldn't die for my country. I just don't die in general.
drive a car at 100kmh into a brick wall and lets put that to a test
 

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What more are soldiers than unthinking animals trained to kill coloured people by our imperialist government?

EDIT: In fact why does this country even have an army? Who are we kidding?
 

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id only die for my country if we were attacked by aliens intent on raping and pillaging our fine green earth and enslaving the human population. dying any other way just doesnt seem as herioc anymore.
 

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Exactly, if someone invades us, either the USA will send their country back to the stone age (cf. Serbia), or if the USA's farked then what chance do we have?
 

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