Why Are NSFs Drawing So Much Flak For Sitting On Trains?
I’m writing to refute a Lye Khuen Way’s opinion on why NSmen in uniform should stand in crowded trains. I first saw this on my Facebook wall, and to be very honest, I’d initially thought it was a satirical piece because of how stupid it sounded. As expected, his article drew flak, both from comments on his article directly as well as on social media. Here’s my humble take on his piece (after realising that it wasn’t satire after all). It’s as much about rebutting him as it is about why it doesn’t make sense at all to discriminate against NSFs.
2. Priority seats… not.
3. It’s a conscript military.
Even if you disagree with all my above points and unwaveringly and unreasonably (in my humble opinion) believe that uniformed service personnel should be treated as second-class citizens, kindly bear in mind that the overwhelming majority of uniformed personnel did not choose to be so.
They were conscripted against their will to serve the nation. Would it be fair if I were to force an identity on your unwilling self and subject you to the rules and regulations that come with it (to all of you who agree with that article)? I didn’t think so.