Saturday, 19 February 2011

Irish Elections - What I want from the new Government - No 3 Abolish the Army in its present form

3. Abolish the Irish Army

Every army that I know of either conscripts or entices young, impressionable and eager people and then teaches them how to kill other humans.

The Irish Army to its credit does not conscript, it merely entices.

But then it teaches its new young soldier members the art of killing other humans. Male and female are taught how to kill. They are trained to obey an order to kill if it comes from a "superior " officer. They are also trained not to feel compunction about such killing of humans.

All of which is, of course, totally immoral and reprehensible.

Abolish the killing army, stop arms deals, get rid of killing weaponry and use the barracks, the facilities and the personnel to form a non-violent defence force that would be pro-active in keeping people safe in their homes and also taking part in rescue and emergency operations.

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