posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 09:56 AM
Originally posted by whaaa
Yes they will, and mfluder is wrong, soldiers are completely brainwashed.
Really? And you know this how?
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'.
Ahh, so that's your proof that soldiers are brainwashed. Because some that are in or have been in choose to have avatars that display pride in their
service. What about all the people who have avatars that fit in your perimeters that have never been in the military? Were they somehow brainwashed in
boot camp without ever having been there?
They will follow orders by a superior!
Lawful orders yes.
Military training is all about not questioning orders,
Actually, it's about a heck of a lot more than that. But no they generally don't question lawful
orders. Shooting innocent civilians doesn't
fall within the boundaries of a lawful order.
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.
1. Yes they protect each other when in dangerous situations. It's much more effective than every-man-for-himself. More people come back alive when
they protect each other.
2. You don't get to be in a position of power anywhere being a malcontent and thinking for yourself, so by your definition anyone who has ever gone
after a promotion is a brainwashed drone who will fire on innocent civilians.
It's easy to program young men and women into thinking and believingtheir mission is the only thing worth fighting and dieing for.
Is it? I wouldn't know since I don't know anyone who thinks that way, and I know a LOT of people who are or were in the military.
And the MISSION is determined by the Superior officers and the grunts will get with the program or else.
Or else what? If they are given an unlawful order they have a duty to refuse it.
Actually basic training is one of the most effective "Brainwashing" tools devised by man. Far superior to Public school systems.
Spoken by someone who likely has never seen the inside of a military base, let alone basic training. Am I right? If not I'll retract that statement,
but generally speaking statements such as this one don't come from those who have been in.
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.
And I guarantee you if our military were to ever begin being used like the Nazi's were I will be right there in front pitching a fit right next to
you. Fortunately, I don't see it happening any time soon since I get information from places other than biased sources.