13.3.13 BILD Zeitung, Germany’s biggest tabloid. Doesn’t this picture, that has entered the tabloid’s photo competition, show it all when it comes to military discipline. Not one of these soldiers from the German air forces dares step out of line and see to their comrade who has fallen to the ground. They were all waiting to swear the oath of allegiance to their state but none of them felt their friend’s life and health would be allowed to take priority over that…. It’s not their fault, it is the systems. It shows what you can do to people. It shows the destruction of the mind caused by the military system. I have seen a similar picture some years ago from Britain with the Queen on a horse at the parade ground right in front of a (as it seems unconscious) guard lying on the ground – with all others, including the monarch, doing nothing. What a world we live in.
Humiliation of gay young men at Turkish military draft offices: http://www.curuk-film.de/