Die For Your Country

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Die for your country Moral contradiction in a moral principle: utilitarianism. Homicide can be an appalling achievement, but while killing under utilitarianism jurisdiction of war can dismiss the horrific matters of taking lives. When putting death in a context of “dying for your country” the direness of the situation transforms into an admirable one. Propaganda, and the sociological aspects of not going to war, utterly employs all men into the army in complete blindness of reality. This is portrayed through WW1, in books such as Quite on the Western Front. “Dying for your country” is a shared saying through countries in war to reduce the sorrows of death. I believe this saying should be completely dismissed, families should realize what and whom there loved ones are dying for. Men should know the truth about war before getting involved. These soldiers can’t be truly fighting for there country when there country is a falsehood. At home there families were believed to think that all the solders were well fed, and in good living conditions. Life in the trenches was unbearable for most. They lived in great discomfort and in incredible amounts of tension. They were always short on water and other vital supplies. Men signed up for war for the fear of the white feather or shame being brought upon their families. The sociology behind the white feather was because of the pride the Army instilled in people who signed up. People who stayed back home, such as woman and older men would look down upon you if you did not go fight for your country. In Quite in the western Front when Paul returned home the society was in complete disillusion. No one had any sort of idea about what he had just been enduring in the war. People were so caught up in the admirable aspects of war and what propaganda had taught them, they were blind to what was going on. Death and murder became
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