posted on Jul, 8 2018 @ 11:27 AM
War: What is it good for?
It is a fair question and one that we should consider.
War is the chaos of Change and often forced to bring certain issues to the forefront. Often some of the after effects of such, everyone uses, in
everyday life, often pushing the boundaries of technology and science. The downside is that people do die, but often after the dust has settled, good
comes from such an act of violence, as to change the very minds and hearts of people.
Before one starts to say no this is wrong, consider this: How many people have flown in a jet plane, or used a microwave, or had surgery, or used a
computer, or even played a video game? How many people own and use a cell phone, or get on the internet and surfed? How about the cans of food that
we eat and consume? How many use navigation instruments in their vehicles? Isn’t it a marvel about how planes can travel and not crash into each
other, and boats can avoid collisions in the middle of the night?
There are laws on the books of many countries, which came from the result of various wars around the world, from what was seen as wrong, ideas that
often spring up from such. Use of items that we never thought about and now are being used in different ways.
What the Op has mentioned, those are not wars, there is no declaration on the part of the political body, and are often the result of policies, and
actions are often under the veil of darkness, no one really looking or considering such. And often, what a government does, the citizens are often
held accountable for. This was seen after the end of World War II, when the citizens of Germany, many who did not participate, were in short held in
some way accountable for the horrors of that government. The I did not know defense, was not accepted, any more than I was following orders.
Many of these actions, often have far worse consequences for the country in the long run, and serve no purpose, only to teach lessons that needs to
be taught. And as sad as it is, many of those very policies, are now coming back to affect the US in one form or another. Now if the US learns the
lessons and does not repeat them, would that not be a good thing? We learned of the horrific practices of the US during the military invasion of
Iraq, and in all accounts have discontinued those. In the current elections, we are starting to see what interfering in another countries elections
does to the population, and we do not like it, so there is a chance that the policy will stop.
The US Navy is not invincible, and the US is not the only country with Nuclear weapons that can be launched. It was the MAD policy that has kept the
peace with other adversary countries for years, though has created a hostile climate. And while some of the interference of the US in other countries
is wrong, it has managed to stall and stop the placement of nuclear weapons being pointed at the US from a closer range.
Would it be better to be in ignorance and no know about said practices, and then be held accountable, or know them and at least work to stop and halt
What is being shown, is that the for all of the hype and pomp, the US is no better than other countries out there. And the lights are being turned
on, forcing internal actions to stop said policies, before external actions come and forces it.