In reply to Bad Lads by Anonymous (not verified)
How can one take such a bourgeois attitude as this man. How dare he critisize the revolutionary heroism of such splendid folk as the commisars of WW2.
It is for the purpose of maintaining a revolution that would demand the needs for some sort of military service. Let us not fool ourselves that everyone will embrace the prospect of revolution with open arms. There are those that clearly will not and they need to be turned into revolutionaries. Surely a revolutionary army must serve 2 purposes, firstly to make men capable of defending the revolution and secondly of moulding suitable revolutionary character in those whose commitment is supect.
Revolution without firing squads is impossible - As said the Great VI Lenin. So rid yourselves of any ideas that everything will be hunky dory after the revolution. That wont happen until resistance has been eradicated and that will take time. Installing some sort of miltary service will play a factor in helping the revolution but more than that will be needed. We must change people's thinking - at the end of the barrel of a gun or via the the classroom.
Revolution or death !!!!