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Originally posted by MBM:
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Originally posted by Oshun Auset:

I understand why you have sympathy, but for me there can't be any sentimentality when it comes to an imperialist army.


For the sake of argument, doesn't one who pays taxes support the government in just as literal a way? With all due respect, for someone who feels as you do, isn't the only real solution to find a country that you feel more aligned with to live? Doesn't any other solution compromise your beliefs and identity? If so, how do you balance those apparent contradictions?


Paying taxes is mandatory not voluntary. So I don't see it as the same thing. But I personally do have "some guilt" about the the idea that the taxes I pay are supporting the shitstem...but I balance that contradiction by actively fighting the system that doesn't give me an actual option to pay the taxes or not(and not be imprisoned) ...while simultaneousely working towards eventually relocating(but not everyone has that option). No matter where one is located the governments aren't guaranteed to be doing everything you agree with. But voluntarilly picking up a gun and fighting and killing for the capitalist/imperialist elite is an entirely different level of compliance and support IMO.
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