"What truly, is our culture of fear perpetuating? What are we protecting? When you are called to duty, will you kill or be killed?"
This piece is formed of the culmination of thoughts, emotions and experiences from my two years spent under mandatory national service in Singapore's armed forces. Through it, I was exploring issues rarely touched upon due, not least, to the perceived horrifying realities of war - issues pertaining to the citizen soldier's psyche, his freedoms versus perceived duties, and the functions as well as validity of a standing army as a deterrent force.
Revision of an old idea that was horribly executed. I'm not going to show it here but you can find it in my blog archives.
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