posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 05:19 AM
I would hardly hold Black Sabbath as any authority on this issue. I doubt Ozzy /if he did write this song) thought very hard about this before he
wrote that song. It's easy to agree with what he is saying, but.. unless he is anti-military or a pacifist I really do not understand where he is
going with what he is saying.
As said earlier, a lot of politicians and leaders served in the Military and fought wars before they stepped into positions of political leadership.
War is an important experience, and to have seen it first hand should give a leader more weight when she or he speaks of military issues. But to
complain about the fact that for example Dick Chaney and George Bush are not posted in Iraq strapped with an M16 at this moment is just... silly.
For any democracy to work, we need either the people or our representatives to step up and make an effort to organize and work to control and better
our society.. make things work. usually we trust our representatives to do this. They are important. They need to make a lot of decisions, and some of
these decisions lead to armed conflict. This is not some evil deed, it's a necessity for humans. Conflicts arise between humans, and armed defense or
attack is sometimes needed to ensure the survival of what we believe in. Note that the legitimacy of current or past wars or conflicts is not relevant
here. Protesting the use of violence in some situations is just logical and sensible, but I just can't take it seriously when people complain about
our representatives not fighting and dying in our wars. We need them alive.
Naturally there are cases where leaders and representatives send thousands to their deaths in wars that should never have been fought, and is kept
going for public relation reasons, economic reasons or imperialistic reasons, but those cases are issues we need to deal with on an individual
Yes, it is wrong that brave men and women die in wars that should never have been fought, but far from all armed conflicts are examples of this. Yes,
our leaders have authority, and no, they do not fight in the wars they start, but why should they? We all fill our roles in society. The role of our
politicians is not to die in combat. Sending all our representatives into war would be senseless in modern warfare.
We should always watch our leaders and challenge their rule if they do wrong, but in essence, the act of starting a war and sending others to fight it
is not wrong, no. I wish for human society to one time evolve beyond this, but that is hardly anything to count on or base the opinions you apply to
situations in the now on.
[edit on 2-6-2008 by me_ofef_seraph]