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With women in combat roles, a federal court rules the male-only draft unconstitutional

a brilliant, fitting end to FIFTH WAVE talking smack

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by Cat on Sun Feb 24th, 2019 at 08:19:18 AM EST
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That will certainly complicate any return of the draft. A good thing, IMO.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Mar 2nd, 2019 at 04:49:41 AM EST
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True, to the extent US gov has any interest in invoking draft. The de facto position is all "voluntary" augmented by superior CYBER warfare. "Combat" doesn't have the same meaning (to US Americans) that it did in 1975. Yet US gov affects are just as lethal to foreign "enemies".

The decision is a rhetorical gesture. In the context of homicidal American propaganda (civil war), the case even for temperance, suggested by ahh feminist integration in the machine, is limited. Look: Draft Registration Will Be Either Ended or Imposed on Women

A commendable launch, but the proposition is not supported by the argument for "opposition" to draft by "women". I noticed a few conspicuous omissions of support for draft per se by "women". Omissions pay lip service to so-called degendered empowerment, raceless 2nd Amd duties and obligations, degendered class privilege, and, most gratuitous, the disposability of all male lives in service of "the nation". (The supposition that female lives are worthless has always appeared to me a blatant, historical and axiological fallacy qua property.)

Also, anti-war opposition in the USA has all but disappeared from the culture of "civil rights": this.empowerment(gina haspel).

That said, the situation here is still pretty psychotic.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Mar 3rd, 2019 at 11:28:26 PM EST
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