I didn't "call down" anyone. "Needing military" is an antiquated concept, is the least cost-effective way to combat undesireable world events as well as only necessary by definition in order to protect and increase one's own interests and pointing that out is not "calling anyone down". It is pointing a finger at the hypocrisy of world nations in weilding force, whatever the reason.
I've been around the proverbial block myself a few times. Travelled to and lived in a few different places. You could say I've seen some things myself.
And everytime someone says that, another country gets invaded and innocent people slaughtered. You can't escape the fact that evil men exist. It is a fact. There are people who want to do you and your family harm, just because you speak a certain language or are a certain religion. Even countries that are neutral still have standing armies simply for defence.
There is a rather big difference between defensive
measures taken to ensure a nation's populace isn't compromised and the offensive
action of going to war against another nation/people. I would think a soldier
should understand that.
We do not go to war because of bad people. We choose to enter into conflict because it benefits us in some way (usually economics). Not you nor any other "in-uniform" (and I have some in my own extended family who are) person will ever be able to come up with a counter argument to those I've already made that I or many others I know would ever accept.
so you go an assume i have no counter arguments? And yet you play a game that calls for use of force against armed individuals? How hypocritical is that? At least i can put on a uniform and act for what i stand for. You just sit back and spout out your rhetoric against those who stand to defend you, which is fine. Im used to that as a soldier, a canadian soldier to be specific. If we use the same arguments.. we dont need fire fighters because fires "never happen anymore" or "fires are barbaric". we wont need rescue people anymore because "no one ever gets lost anymore". Its this thinking that leads to the subjugation of races and has throughout history.
If the above are examples of "counter arguments" then you actually do not have any. There is no hypocrisy in playing a videogame about the outcome of violent encounters (once already entered into conflict) nor is it related to my suggestions that countries not need to enter into them (wars) in the first place.
War is a leftover of the barbaric ages which we should have since evolved from. Why do we still practice it? Because it remains the quickest way to squash, take over or kickstart enconomies of our choice.
So again.. what do we do with the people that are attempting to squash us? Who have threatened our very existence? Allow them to kill us perhaps? Concede to their demands? Up to you really. You can get rid of the uniform but ill always be there to make sure you can say whatever you want to say and spit on us and call us names and throw stuff at us. It's the canadian way.
I again put forward that I believe we as humankind could have/should have long since evolved past the need
for a uniform/gun to ensure security/stability. I do also believe that in many ways we have and that at least for the purposes of "local defense/security" a soldier and a gun are far less effective than the tools available and already being used by the IT sector in conjunction with local law enforcement. There is no longer a need for any nation to "go to war" (and hasn't been for some time) other than for the reasons I've already stated and restated.
I know I've said this previously, but since we really do seem to be going around in circles here jjnd, I think I'll let whatever response you have to this post stand and I'll just end my involvement here.
Thanks for the discourse, and have fun gaming!