Since my Immigration post went so well I have decided to continue to try to educate you on political affairs. This week we are going to talk about armies. Specifically the difference between our army and the Israeli Army (the IDF or Israel Defense Forces). See, here in America we wait for people to volunteer to be in the armed forces. So if we decide to go fight a war we can all feel good about it because honestly that’s what they signed up for. Why would you feel extra bad about someone who decided they WANTED to be in the military getting to be in a battle? That’s like feeling badly about a fireman getting to go to a fire.
But when people don’t have any choice but to go into the army, things change. Then they are doing what they are doing because they have been told it’s their duty. And in Israel, it really is. EVERYONE (I guess except for fatsos and Neil the guy with no feet) have to go into the army for two years when they get out of high school. Two years, then you’re out. But while you’re in, you have to do…I don’t know…whatever the bosses tell you.
What does this all mean for you? Well, if you are American then it means you don’t have to worry about getting drafted. if you live in Israel it means that you seem to live in a real life Starship Troopers where it stinks that everyone has to fight but it is great that the army is so attractive. And for the record, seems like we should have compulsory military service for two years here in America. I think that mainly because I won’t have to do it and I don’t have any kids. I do, however, have lots of freedoms and 3 values that I need someone to defend. I pay my taxes so get going! You might meet a girl like the ones in these pics.