Originally posted by michael1983l
The CO would likely lose his commission should he or she authorise what you are asking. This cannot and will not happen, the military have never been
allowed to do things like this and for good reason too. The only way you are allowed to protest is in the form of handing in your PVR.
In the military, there can be no denial on the roles of the ranks - commanders to strategise, and grunts to do the l eg work.
Why would the common soldier follow 'orders' from the commanders, whom are only equally flawed mortals, no matter how experienced they are for each
day, the battlefield changes anew and experiences count for nothing?
They do so, because they have the fullest faith and trust in their commanders. It boils down to 'you take care of us, and we will take care of you,
follow you into hell if need be'.
That trust is earned, and not by a command from such shmuack fresh out of OCS with one bar on his shoulders.
Today, with the govt's decision to dishonour a few of the illustrious regiments with history of loyalty, success and dedication by wiping them off
the face of Earth to pay the price of bankers greed, bonuses and mistakes, they had broken that failth and trust held by the common grunts.
Govts, nations and monarch best jolly well know that no matter how brilliant a general is, he is NOTHING without his troops. If the authorities do not
take care of the troops, then why should patriotic troops whom are ready to lay down their precious lives for the nation if properly taken care of,
Mutiny happens. The renowned ship - Bounty, is a classic case of what actually happened. Everyone paid a price then, during a period of intense and
heavy handed authoritarian rule. None escaped, from the captain to the ship mates.
Today, we lived in a far more enlightended age. May the authorities be wise and come out with better and humane solutions for loyal patriotic
soldiers, or a 100 yrs from now, young citizens will be treating the govt of today with utmost contempt the way we would do now of the ship Bounty's
during its time.