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Zelenskyy calls on Russians to 'protest' and 'fight back' against Putin's draft if they 'want to survive' Russia/Ukraine

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u/EifertGreenLazor Sep 22 '22

forced conscription after protesting, I believe is slavery.

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u/TrooperJohn Sep 22 '22

If you live in a dictatorship, you're a slave by default.

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u/purplewhiteblack Sep 23 '22

Putin January 15th, 2020 "according to the constitution I'm going to be out of office soon, so I'm just going to dissolve the constitution so I can stay in office forever"

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u/Maleficent_Average32 Sep 23 '22

So trumps plan?

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u/scummy_shower_stall Sep 23 '22

Not just trump, the whole damn Republican party, minus a single handful of outliers.

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u/ohgodspidersno Sep 23 '22

GOP has already drafted a bill for a nationwide abortion ban. Trumpist candidates are openly taking about how they disapprove of women's suffrage.

When someone tells you who they are, believe them. It's not an exaggeration to call them the Christian Taliban.

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u/created4this Sep 23 '22

I don’t think you find any less willing soldiers than soldiers that were conscripted at a peace march.

I’m sure that Putin has a plan though.

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u/Plaicewithcod Sep 23 '22

I would hate to be one of those people right now. When some general is looking for cannon fodder, what are the chances he uses that regiment?

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u/thetensor Sep 23 '22

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Labor army

The notion of the Labor army (трудовая армия, трудармия) was introduced in Soviet Russia during the Russian Civil War in 1920. Initially the term was applied to regiments of Red Army transferred from military activity to labor activity, such as logging, coal mining, firewood stocking, etc.

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u/waigl Sep 23 '22

The US had conscription in Vietnam...

Also, yeah, conscription is forced, pretty much by definition. Connections to protesting are IMHO largely irrelevant.

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u/gimpwiz Sep 23 '22

The connection is that right now, the story is that a number of male arrested protestors are being conscripted. In other words, "keep your head down and maybe they won't draft you" is the threat, to convince people not to speak out too loudly.

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u/Stop_Sign Sep 23 '22

"No one can make a free person kneel" only applies to free people

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u/binaryblade Sep 23 '22

cough Vietnam cough

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u/shieldyboii Sep 23 '22

ftfy: forced conscription after protesting, I believe is slavery.