would you sacrifice your life for family or country ?

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#1 Edited by indzman (27381 posts) -

Say would you sacrifice your life in defense for your family or country OT ( During War , Civil unrest, Joining Army ) ? Or are you too much of a chickenshit to back away ?

Ummm i'll definately die for family as without em my life'd 've no meaning nor purpose, country not so sure as politicians , arms manufacturers creates wars and gets us killed for personal benefits.

wbu ?

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#2 Posted by megagene (23153 posts) -

For family and certain close friends, yes. For my country, probably not.

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#3 Posted by thegerg (18279 posts) -

sure

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#4 Posted by playmynutz (7876 posts) -

Damn dude guess sacrifice me for the country (this comment will look good if I ever get investigated)

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#5 Edited by lamprey263 (34425 posts) -

Family, sure.

For country... no, I'm not at the security clearance to be in that type of position. I would, however, put my life on the line if I were getting paid to do so. It's not completely selfless if there's a meal ticket involved.

I'd agree with the OP though, our use of force overseas is too much of narrow political interests and not the interests of the country. Maybe one day it'll be like out of a sci-fi novel, maybe large corporate conglomerates will form syndicates with private merc armies to enforce their foreign interests through hostile takeovers and the elimination of competition. World national governments will become a thing of the past.

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#6 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4825 posts) -

Of course not.

I don't have a family and i don't care about my country.

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#8 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18583 posts) -

Family, friends, etc. yah maybe (although there's no way to know until the situation actually arises and I don't think anyone knows themselves well enough to say what they'd do in a situation like that until they're actually in one). For my country? No, I wouldn't. I don't believe that America is worth dying for, or any country for that matter, simply because there is so much political bullshit that goes on behind the scenes of any given country that chances are if you died it would be ultimately meaningless.

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#10 Posted by indzman (27381 posts) -

@ShepardCommandr said:

Of course not.

I don't have a family and i don't care about my country.

Whenever i read your comments its like you are in very miserable situation. No freinds , family or money. How come your life has become so bad if you don't mind me asking. I really feel bad about you man :(

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#11 Edited by SOedipus (10312 posts) -

For family, yes. For country, depends.

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#12 Posted by Shmiity (6089 posts) -

Country, no. Family...maybe. Sorry.

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#13 Edited by elkoldo (1775 posts) -

Country ?

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?

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#14 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

I shall refrain from answering that for the time being

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#15 Posted by korvus (10684 posts) -

Family, yes. Country, no.

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#16 Posted by indzman (27381 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

I shall refrain from answering that for the time being

please answer the goddamn question =P

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#18 Posted by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

Who knows what people would pick if they were actually presented with the choice.

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#19 Posted by lamprey263 (34425 posts) -

@summerparadise said:

Come so Scandivavia. Everyone are rich. We are ready to die for our country unlike USA where everyone kills everyone

Oh come now, Americans killing other Americans is our patriotic duty... like The Purge.

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#20 Posted by chaoscougar1 (37597 posts) -

@indzman said:

Say would you sacrifice your life in defense for your family or country OT ( During War , Civil unrest, Joining Army ) ? Or are you too much of a chickenshit to back away ?

Ummm i'll definately die for family as without em my life'd 've no meaning nor purpose, country not so sure as politicians , arms manufacturers creates wars and gets us killed for personal benefits.

wbu ?

lol

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#21 Posted by chaoscougar1 (37597 posts) -
@summerparadise said:

Come so Scandivavia. Everyone are rich. We are ready to die for our country unlike USA where everyone kills everyone

lol

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#22 Posted by uninspiredcup (24962 posts) -

Saying something is easy. Putting it into practice is another matter.

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#23 Posted by deeliman (3744 posts) -

Yes for family, no for country.

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#24 Posted by Treflis (13311 posts) -

I'd have an answer if such a situation were to happen.

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#25 Posted by Senor_Kami (8529 posts) -

Family... it depends on the family member.

Country... hell no under any circumstances.

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#27 Posted by indzman (27381 posts) -

@jeager_titan said:

Yes and depends. I mean a lots of people already gave their lives for the "independence" of our country.

Which country ?

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#29 Posted by indzman (27381 posts) -

@jeager_titan said:

@indzman said:

@jeager_titan said:

Yes and depends. I mean a lots of people already gave their lives for the "independence" of our country.

Which country ?

Bangladesh.

Sweet. Hello neighbour :)

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#30 Edited by VaguelyTagged (10701 posts) -

lol no, i'd do anything to hurt this country.

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#32 Edited by indzman (27381 posts) -

@jeager_titan said:

@indzman said:

@jeager_titan said:

@indzman said:

@jeager_titan said:In

Yes and depends. I mean a lots of people already gave their lives for the "independence" of our country.

Which country ?

Bangladesh.

Sweet. Hello neighbour :)

India? Pakistan? Burma? China? Earth?

Hint is in my username =P

India

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#33 Posted by bforrester420 (3480 posts) -

Family, yes. Country, probably not. If it were a similar case to WWII, yes.

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#34 Posted by Newhopes (4756 posts) -

Family yes, country no chance in hell.

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#35 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@indzman said:

would you sacrifice your life for family or country ?

Family- yes

Country-NO!!!! **** America.

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#36 Edited by tocool340 (21117 posts) -

Family? Only for my children whenever I decide to that I want kids. Friends? It will have to take a very special friend for me to consider throwing away my life for. And country? Hell no...

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#37 Posted by indzman (27381 posts) -

@tocool340 said:

Family? Only for my children whenever I decide to that I want kids. Friends? It will have to take a very special friend for me to consider throwing away my life for. And country? Hell no...

You won't give your life for your parents who bought you into this world ? Not even wifey ?

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#38 Edited by Mercuria1_King (278 posts) -

I would die for my family depending on who I was saving.

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#39 Posted by Boddicker (4335 posts) -

@korvus said:

Family, yes. Country, no.

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#41 Posted by darkknight9174 (240 posts) -

Hard to say what anyone would do if actually put into a situation like that. Most people would like to think that they would, at least for family and friends.

That being said, it depends. For family, I'd like to think that I would. For friends, I'm not sure I am that good of friends with anybody. I mean if they were in a very clear situation like getting attacked or something then yeah, but if they needed both of my kidneys or something to keep living then probably not. The specific situations could get very contrived but basically it is highly dependent on the situation and the person. For "my country", that is debatable. If we were actively being invaded or something, then it would most likely end up affecting myself, friends and family as well, so the answer would probably be yes. Going over to the Middle East to help break up terrorist organizations? If I really thoughtI I would make a significant difference then yeah, maybe. A war like Vietnam though? Doubtful. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on about it, the Vietcong *were* pretty nasty. Helping the South Vietnamese seemed like a somewhat noble thing to do, but I mean, how many people are willing to put themselves in a scenario where they are sacrificing their lives total and complete strangers half-way across the world? I could go over to <insert war-torn country here> and offer myself up as a sacrifice to help some random stranger over there, but in my opinion, someone so willing to jump right in and give up their life for someone they don't even know (and might end up being only slightly better off even after) doesn't seem to value their *own* life that much. If you were really dedicated to making the world a better place/whatever, I would think in the vast majority of situations that you would be able to contribute much more through an entire lifetime than a handful of daring or suicidal acts of bravery.

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#42 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (44839 posts) -

Yes, I have an oath to uphold.

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#43 Posted by darkknight9174 (240 posts) -

If you're a member of the military, and have such taken an oath to do so, then you have my respect. The oath that you take is a public, official declaration of your belief that what you are doing is right.

However, outside of a circumstance such as that, someone someone laying their life down or severely decreasing their quality of life just because they don't want to "go back on their word" seems like a very dangerous mindset to have.

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#44 Posted by foxhound_fox (96695 posts) -

I'd rather do my best not to die defending my family.

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#45 Edited by dave123321 (35329 posts) -

@GazaAli: best wishes and hope you stay safe

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#46 Edited by RadecSupreme (4824 posts) -

Depends, if I have to defend my home and family then yes. If i'm being sent off to some foreign land to die for some stupid patriotic reason then no.

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#47 Posted by Flubbbs (4836 posts) -

for my close family, yes.. not for my country though, not gonna die fighting zionist wars

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#48 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

@GazaAli: best wishes and hope you stay safe

Thanks man, hoping for the best here.

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#49 Edited by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

The UK? Lol. This goddamn has-been country.

Family? Eh...depends who exactly.