Not all of them. They're people with different personalities and different mindsets on things. If you fought for 3 to 4 years along side someone and then had to kill them, I'm sure it would take something out of you.
Some of you're points are quite true but the people with the different personality thing is drivel. Remember that the soldiers have all been cloned from the same man and all of their genes and DNA match his. Basically, you have an army of Jango Fetts.
DNA does not dictate personality. Twins and other multiples don't act alike and their DNA is identical.
Also they've stated in several instances that the clones all act differently. They decorate their armor and give each other nicknames based on personality, as well as going off and having relationships and families outside of the army. Some of them even defected from the GAR because they hated how they were being treated like disposable slaves . If you're not sure, check out the Clone Wars tv series (as bad as it is sometimes), and the Republic Commando books and video game. There's also several cannon comics that are just based on the clones.
If you credit me somehow and post a link to the original picture then I have no problem with you using it. I'm glad you like the picture Also send me a link to the video when its done. I'd love to see it.
I think that whatever majority of readers/viewers think, clones are still human - maybe even more than adult human, they are still kids - at least, emotionally. They may be in adult men bodies, highly skilled and trained, but emotionally, they are kids. And even trying to imagine what fulfilling this particular order did to them makes me shiver with grief for them. And by my opinion, you have managed to caption it in your picture...again, good job.
Thank you again. It always bothered me that the Republic is perceived as 'good' when they essentially threw enslaved 10 yr olds into a war they had no reason to fight in. A million planets and you can't manage to get a volunteer army? And even if you can't get them to voluteer just impose a damn draft. What's really screwed up tho is that there are places where kids actually do get forced into soldiering. I've seen photos of little kids in broken flip-flops hauling RPGs, its depressing as hell.
Well, that "Republic" you're talking about, the one that threw 10yo slaves to battlefronts, was in the hands of Palpatine already. And thinking about it, not even the Jedi had better options than to follow their own orders when leading clones in a war they were dragged into. I feel soooo bad for the clones here. They are adorable people, created to be the string puppets of the Sith
Well, Iīm certainly on your side here - a government, who send kids in war is anything else than good (Gee, have I got the word order right? Iīm not a native speaker, so sometimes I do stupid mistakes. I want to say that they are not good. Have I said it? Please?Have I?). Well, concerning the fact, that they have no reason to fight in this war. I dare to disagree - Sepies were trying to overthrown them, so from a certain POV, they had a damn good reason to fight. And I think that they basically didnīt need to create GAR - almost every planet has some sort of militia, so...as you have said - impose a draft or a decree or something like it and you got your army another way. Or there are bounty hounters and mercenaries to hire, who had chosen to fight in other peopleīs war for money. You sure it is screwed up...but unfortunately, kids are said to be the best soldiers - they are easily turned into obeying machines, because they donīt have their own opinions or the force of will to stick to them, if they are older (hell, almost any adult I know has the will to do so...something is amiss in our society) and those people who force them into soldiering do know that and use it to their own advantages. Its really sad..
"A government who sends kids into war is anything but good." would be the correct way to say it, but I understood what you meant The Republic itself certainly had a reason to fight the Seperatists but I don't believe the clones themselves had a reason. They were not Republic citizens, they had no rights, and if the Republic fell it would be of no consequence to them. In fact the Republic was enslaving them, forcing them into war. If I were a clone I'd be praying the Republic fell so I could be free.
Thank you Well, the clones themselves certainly did not have the reason to fight Separatists as individuals other than that they were bred, trained, educated and ingrained with sense of fight for the Republic...which is principially wrong - they were never given the chance to choose and they never know nothing else beside the never-ending drill, baracks and fighting a war they have no interests in. Although I have to ask - have you read books from Karen Traviss? Somewhere, someone said that if the Republic and Jedi Council had given the clones chance to choose to leave GAR or stay as volunteers, majority of ordinary troopers will choose to stay, becuase of the way they were raised (if you can call the way they grew up as "raising up"). And considering the failure of the Republic and its impact on clones..well, I think that Sepies wouldnīt let them live - would probably use them as slave labor somewhere where droids are not an option and when they will be too old/injured to work, Sepies will euthanise them without second thoughts. I think that in this case, there are two evils and I donīt see any of them being the lesser one. One sensible choice I can think of is to try and make a run for it and let both sides of conflict to solve things out without me in the way...but how many clones may have the guts to try so if everything they ever knew is in GAR?