A Writer’s Book of Days Exercise: Allegiance

A Writer’s Book of Days Exercise: Allegiance

It seemed like such a little thing, just one line in the pledge taken by those who joined the battle, the addition of an oath to fight and die not only for their country, but for those who made that fight possible. After all, the weapons they used, the vehicles they travelled in, and the computers they relied upon, they were manufactured in places worldwide, and the world was an uncertain place. If even a part of that supply chain was compromised, so was the war effort. They had to defend their ability to fight, even if that meant expanding the fight to new areas.

It made perfect sense, but it added an allegiance. They served not only their country, but their corporations. When the shift began, that made all the difference in the world.

When all was said and done, a choice had to be made. It really wasn’t surprising that so many picked the ones who made sure they had what it took to survive, not the ones who seemed to sell their lives so cheap. In the end, perception ruled the day, and it the corporations had better marketing.

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