Why I Will Not be Joining the Defence Forces (Again) By John Steele

     Well, apart from marching into the mid-70s in years, I will not be part of Australia’s dad’s army, because a war hero, whom I must respect, tells me so:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7685471/Victoria-Cross-winning-war-hero-Ben-Roberts-Smith-tells-potential-recruits-NOT-join-armed-forces.html?fbclid=IwAR2maP9fW8lqFm4GGR5Qxs9XgpeiolTxJWbR8K1F8Yz7bop66GHK5VhU1dw

“Australian war hero Ben Roberts-Smith said he would not encourage potential recruits to join the armed forces because of the lack of support veterans receive. The former soldier believes the heads of the Australian Defence Force are putting themselves ahead of servicemen and not providing the assistance that veterans need. The 41-year-old told The Daily Telegraph he would not endorse young people going into the military without a major shakeup in leadership. 'My opinion is the Australian Defence Force needs good young Australians… but when you look at what is happening at the moment it gives me pause to think, ''Is it a good option for somebody to do that'', knowing that at any point you could be injured, leave and not be supported in a way that is expected and that you should be supported because you have chosen to serve,' Mr Roberts-Smith said. 'So from my perspective at the moment, it would take serious consideration before you would be advising people to (join the ADF).’”

     It is sad, but it may not matter all that much, since Australia has pretty much been given up by its elites from the end of world War II, with the failure to develop nuclear weapons, saying that “populate or perish” meant bringing in masses of migrants. Nobody back them had heard of technology. (No, it was all about our elites selling us out, profits from real estate etc. etc.)

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