The Romans killed their soldiers through decimation if they didn't perform well.
Take some legion and take out one tenth of it.
Catch 22 is a book where pilots were pretty much forced to die because of the odds. Dozen of bombings each day every day.
WIKIPEDIA EXTRACT :
Bishop von Galen had the decree printed in his newspaper on 9 March 1941. Subsequent arrests of priests and seizure of Jesuit properties by the Gestapo in his home city of Munster, convinced Galen that the caution advised by his superior had become pointless. On 6, 13 and 20 July 1941, Galen spoke against the seizure of properties, and expulsions of nuns, monks and religious and criticised the euthanasia programme. In an attempt to cow Galen, the police raided his sister's convent, and detained her in the cellar. She escaped the confinement, and Galen, who had also received news of the imminent removal of further patients, launched his most audacious challenge on the regime in a 3 August sermon. He declared the murders to be illegal, and said that he had formally accused those responsible for murders in his diocese in a letter to the public prosecutor. The policy opened the way to the murder of all "unproductive people", like old horses or cows, including invalid war veterans: "Who can trust his doctor anymore?", he asked. He declared, wrote Evans, that Catholics must "avoid those who blasphemed, attacked their religion, or brought about the death of innocent men and women. Otherwise they would become involved in their guilt". Galen said that it was the duty of Christians to resist the taking of human life, even if it meant losing their own lives.
"Kill invalid war veterans"
This proves my point a little. Seems like some laws/acts were enacted that allows and incentives to kill invalid veterans.
I also read that *better* medical knowledge had the consequence of treating *soldiers* as disposable in one way. Handicapped soldiers were encouraged to participate in the war effort by becoming something else like a radio operator and stuff. The book I red talked about the Tyranny of the Technique. Doctors becoming some of technicians being able to save people that are almost meant to die (head trauma, spine problems, ...). It dehumanizes the soldiers and makes them like machine.
I believe it it is about "Technocracy". There is also this guy called TAYLOR that created taylorism.
Taylorism is ingrained in the corporate philosophy. It *was* an inspiration for Stakhonivism which is really bad.
Stakhonovism is an extreme but Taylorism isn't great either. In Taylorism, the worker must do the most efficient movements possible to do work. The idea was also to make each worker to make a single thing, a single movement. That worker will in theory become a master at performing this movement. He will therefore achieve greater *efficiency*.
Efficiency is a wrong term to use. There is no really [Output Power / Input Power] in this case but close enough. Taylorism is a very weird theory that does not really work in practice.
More proof of murdering veterans.
So is possible to do it without much consequences.
Edited 11/5/2016 05:37:21