In my story we follow a group of brave soldiers who strive against a numberless enemy for the good of their nation. They fight hard to save the people of their city, and are willing to sacrifice their lives for their country. They also believe in the collection and conscription of 'sub-humans' for use in war. As they rescue their population from the invaders they gather criminals, the mentally infirm, addicts, homeless, and the infertile for categorization. These oppressed people are given the 'honor' of being shipped to the front lines where they are can earn proper rights and citizenship through serving in the defense of the very country that labels them as 'lesser'. As a final insult, the oppressed are given false memories of their pasts. They are brainwashed, led to believe that they are all criminals, and that their fight is a struggle for their own redemption. The nation's actual soldiers try and guide these people to success, and view them as brave and noble. They will soon be 'real' people, anyway. However, most soldier believe in the use of these conscripts, and think that the brainwashed people are getting a good deal. We get one small view of sanity when some outsiders comment on the horror of these acts, but for the most part we are with the soldiers as they fight alongside their noble 'subhuman' comrades. They talk about the burden of caring for these poor, confused people, and the danger they present on the battlefield to 'real' soldiers. How would you frame, write, describe this sort of dynamic? My plan is for the 'undesirable' soldier to figure out what is going on, and start to question their orders, comrades, etc. Despite this racism and slavery, I am writing the story in a way where you are supposed to care about the soldiers, despite their abhorrent behavior. The story primarily follows a victim of these acts as they try to earn their freedom through this twisted scheme, but there are also 'evil' characters that we are supposed to worry about. At the very least, their death will make things harder for our hero.