- Apr 2012
A mate of mine was in Military Intelligence, and he told me that consciencious objectors were branded insane for propaganda puposes. Two cousins of mine were Jehovas Witnessess. They hid out on specially prepared farms organised by their church.I remember reading a book called "Crazy white men with guns" about South African soldiers whom refused to carry guns. They still had to do milatry service but were placed in a unit specifically designed for the mentally ill. These pacafists then had to deal with army life as well as trying to keep the mentally ill members of their unit in check.
It seemed strange to me that the South African would have a unit consisting of mentally ill men. It seems when they said every one they ment EVERYONE.
Personally I think anyone who has the balls to stand up to any regime and proclaim they are pacifists are OK in my book. You have to stand up for your beliefs, otherwise they mean nothing.