May 26th, 2004

sqeez

i feel a draft coming on

i found this last week, but didn't know if i could trust the source since i'd never heard of it.

well, today i found some corroborating evidence in rolling stone (yes i get my news from rolling fucking stone), so i'm pretty sure it's legit.

i think i'm opposed to a draft in general. i mean, if you can't convince your voters that the war is worth fighting for, then maybe it isn't worth fighting for.

however, i'm glad they will be drafting women into service too. i've never thought it was fair that registering with the selective service system was only required of men.

and i know all about the arguments that we don't want the next generation of mothers going off to war and dying, but, jeez, maybe we do! this country needs some sort of birth control...

i can see a lot of chicks getting knocked up in order to avoid the draft. that's weak.

and there also eliminating college as an escape route for draftees. i suppose that does make it more equitable among economic classes, but i'm not sure it's the right move. i don't think we should be killing off our math teachers and mechanical engineers in the interest of making life more fair.

of course, i'm an upper middle class math major, so i'm sure i'm biased.

i guess i just kind of think about that essay about eating all the babies in ireland to alleviate the famine.

we are overpopulated. the poor and ignorant continue to procreate despite their inability to support families.

sure, it's not fair that they should die so i can learn to teach math. but it's really not fair that i should die so they can continue to have unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancies.

well, anyway...

if any of you 18- to 26-year-olds needed any more motivation to vote this year, this should be it.