Originally posted by Jenna
No they won't. As mfluder said, soldiers aren't brainwashed.
Yes they will, and mfluder is wrong, soldiers are completely brainwashed.
Just look on the boards and see how many military people still have a worship of authority that was instilled in them by their training. Look at some
of the avatars that glorify war, violence, warriors and especially the corp'.
They will follow orders by a superior! Military training is all about not questioning orders, Protecting your brothers in arms and having a "we vs
Them" mind set. The THEM is determined by the officers. And you don't get to be an officer by being a malcontent and thinking for yourself.
It's easy to program young men and women into thinking and believing
their mission is the only thing worth fighting and dieing for.
And the MISSION is determined by the Superior officers and the grunts will get with the program or else.
Actually basic training is one of the most effective "Brainwashing" tools devised by man. Far superior to Public school systems.
Never forget the soldiers in the Nazi army were just ordinary citizens before they were in the army and they were manipulated to round up, gas,
torture, and kill 6 million of their fellow human beings.
You think it can't happen here; THINK AGAIN!!
[edit on 23-2-2009 by whaaa]