Government & Politics

Join the war in Ukraine or turn a blind eye

Government & Politics

Posted by: bearman

3rd Jun 2022 03:08pm

With a special military operation,(War), happening in Ukraine can we afford to go to their aid with money and weapons. Our national debt is over a trillion dollars due to COVID.
The Labor government promised to raise basic wages, but this will only increase that debt and cause further price rises and inflation.
Banks/ power/food/fuel and building costs are increasing.
So should we be looking after ourselves or trying to help keep democracy alive by sending help to stop the war.

Comments 4

jtmorri
  • 23rd Jun 2022 04:07pm

Russia's invasion into Ukraine is illegal under International Law. The UN needs more power rather than having to wait until a peace deal is wanted to be brokered by both parties.
I don't support war so I don't think Australia should send military aid at all. I don't support Australia having a defence budget as I see it as a waste of money and perpetuates fear and the proliferation of weapons in a region.

jtmorri
  • 23rd Jun 2022 08:43pm
Hi everyone is entitled to their opinion, but i dont understand your stance on not having a defense budget. Like what do you do if another country invades you. If Ukraine didnt have weapons then...

Some of us are pacifists. I would never be part of a resistance but rather would comply with a new regime. History happens, it changes the status quo and will continue to do so in the future. I don't support countries being invaded and really it would be better if individuals weren't after power, territory and a glorious legacy. It isn't a behaviour of people that can be changed.

bearman
  • 23rd Jun 2022 08:14pm
Russia's invasion into Ukraine is illegal under International Law. The UN needs more power rather than having to wait until a peace deal is wanted to be brokered by both parties.
I don't...

Hi everyone is entitled to their opinion, but i dont understand your stance on not having a defense budget. Like what do you do if another country invades you. If Ukraine didnt have weapons then Russia would have just walked in and taken them over. Defense doesn't make you a target. Not having any defense certainly does though. If we didn't have weapons then Japan would have have taken us over in the 2nd world war. The Greens dont want to spend money on our new subs but without them China will eventually invade us. Weapons result in mutual deterrent between countries.

Dena31948125
  • 17th Jun 2022 12:02am

In my opinion, what all governments should do is to help put the end to this war.
In Australia we are suffering enough from increasing living costs and our government should focus on supporting its nation.

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