Sometimes no regular chance is better than the regular one as the regular job has tendency to get optimized out of existence these days. Be inventive and employ yourself. I am not saying it is easy but you can see such 'shitty' education as a good starting point - by limiting employment chances it in fact removes majority of limitations other education paths provide together with a chance for so called normal employment. Well it does not have to end up this way but it may:)
As long as there is a chance some people may attack others you need a military force to prevent being on receiving side of such attack. You may talk nonsense all night long but the fact is that you do not prevent slaughtering by scrapping military service but by trying to civilize and control it. But silly idiots like you do not see this. Yes I am also for peace in the world and all this but in certain situations I prefer to have an army on my side because the other side (whatever that may be) may not have understanding for your peaceful ways. Instead of dismantling the service you try improve it in such a way that it possibly avoids unneeded brutality and does the right thing - that is also more cost effective.
I also think that GOP still has something to learn - the great teacher knew how to solve the problem of faulty statistics
It is interesting to see how communes and kibutzes worked - majority fell on the idea that all are equal and there are no leaders - this works only if you have highly motivated and befriended people that know what needs be done. In any other case a resulting chaos and supporting laziness make such organisation fail terribly. That is experience I have made over last 30 years of work.
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