the military, an institution built on a foundation of conformity, an institution that expends large amounts of resources pounding home into every new recruits head that he is simply a âcog in the wheel.â Whether right or wrong, the military believes that there is no room for individuality in the trenches. In fact, it seems to me that such a subversive strategy likely would set back the movement for acceptance of modified individuals in the military inasmuch as it confirms the fear that such individuals are a subversive element that threatens the goal of conformity within the ranks.
think of this in educational terms. the military needs compliant people. our educational system trains our citizens to serve as cogs in the military industrial machine.