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Imperial shit. Life's dilemmas

storm 30 °C

Amritsar, India, 1919.
Around 1,500 Indian people, civilians and rebels alike, were gathering in a big mob. Many of them were celebrating the Indian New Year festival, unaware of the rebellion going on.

Officer: You should not fire on 1,500 people like that, dude!! It makes us look ugly in the media!

Soldier: Sure thing. I wont kill all of them then, I dont want to accidentally kill off innocent people anyway.

Officer: But if you let any of the rebels escape, that would also put us in trouble. They would say that you have not looked further enough ahead. The big guys will fire you.

Soldier: Well...ok, I will fire until none of them is still standing.

Officer: Oh dont be stupid! The big guys also said that you should not look further than the dispersal of the crowd. You would be put on trial. I dont wanna be put on trial for your simplicity of action.

Soldier: Then...what am I to do???
After that lengthy and well thought-out discussion, they killed 1,500 people anyway.

Posted by AnhV 08:42 Archived in India

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