Friday, January 06, 2006


As noted earlier, it has been suggested that Australia introduce compulsory national service. The proposal comes from an unlikely source, New South Wales Young Labor.

The elightened lefties at Larvatus Prodeo – where well-informed lefty elites discuss matters of import – were quick to, typically, over-react:
Cameron Riley: More mindless knee-jerk populist nationalism.

I am opposed to conscription. The most immoral form of coercion possible is when the state forces a person to take another’s life.

Paul Norton: Kind of reminds me of my first Orientation Week as a mature age student at Griffith in 1992, when the entire AWU faction was running the Labor Club stall fully dressed in suits and ties on a very humid February day in Brisbane. Even the Liberals didn’t see the need to go beyond smart casual.

Ryan: In this day and age? No way would the masses ever accept it.

I would simply refuse - without the slightest fear of consequence - as I know the rest of Australia would be with me.
This mindless knee-jerk negativity occurred before commenters were aware that the national service proposal allowed for community service in lieu of military service – poster Phil Gomes, apparently too busy, or lazy, to check this story out, hadn't posted any links to news sources that could have fleshed out the details.

Lefties aren't happy unless they're having a whine about something, even if that something is their fellow lefties.


Anonymous mark bahnisch said...

...And RWDBs don't seem to be happy unless they're having a whine about lefties. Seems to provide the majority of the posts on this blog of late...

3:57 PM  
Anonymous leftvegdrunk said...

Tee hee.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous James Waterton said...

Mark - well, you provide us with such rich material.

12:13 AM  

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