Obey or Disobedience

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Obey Or Disobedience
In the story by Fromm, his outlook on obedience and disobedience is that we have the ability to obey but the capacity to disobey is something that society has influenced us to do naturally. Obedience and disobedience has always been part of a never ending cycle that is consistently going round and round. Throughout history it has been evident that soldier’s obey their commander’s, that knights uphold the ruling of their king, and that their disobedience is about the shifting of power. So, too, is our nation being part of that cycle and repeating history. Our nation’s soldiers obey orders given by the President. Whether they are right or wrong it is an order they obeyed countless of times. Society may never understand or have a clue of what is going on behind the scene, but society has an imagination of what a soldier should be, obedient. Back in the 1960s when Vietnam War was going on and the draft was implemented, it was difficult for some to adapt to the idea of going to war. Society has never understood why it is different to sign up for the Armed Forces than to be drafted into the Armed Forces. For someone that is volunteering their life for the nation is something they do by choice. They have a firm belief that is what is what they are meant to do for the good of mankind. They are willing to give up their freedom to become defenders and they are the ones that use it wisely. With those that were drafted they were being forced to do something they didn’t intend to do. They fought for survival, but they learned to be obedient the further they were into the war. The obedience to the chain of command was necessary to keep updated with the latest tactics. I for one cannot imagine being told to do something that I didn’t want to do, but I am doing things that are necessary for my survival, or in other…...

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