posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 07:23 AM
The US civil war was no where near as destructive as WWII? You need to go back and do your research. 400K+ Americans were killed in WWII. 600K+
Americans were killed in the US civil war. WWII might have been more destructive FOR YOU but the US civil war was very destructive for us Americans.
ALL WAR IS DESTRUCTIVE. Also there's a difference between fighting a war with musket balls, rifles and canons vs. one with grenades, jet fighters,
and bombs. If the US civil war would have happened 50 years later it probably would have destroyed a lot more and killed a lot more.
Anyways, Americans and NEED TO SEE JUST HOW graphic, evil, and painful war is. Blur the faces...........do whatever you have to do to keep things
anonymous but EVERYONE, EVERY HUMAN BEING on this Earth needs to realize and understand, really really understand just what war is. We are such a
lazy nation psychologically. We are so far removed from ALL the suffering that goes on in the name of our lifestyle, our country, and our
consumption. Be it the animals that are slaughtered so we can live in gluttony to the human beings that are slaughtered so that we can have oil and
politicians and corporations can make money. Corporations that many of us are invested in through our 401ks etc. See in America there is really no
justifiable way to disassociate ourselves from the destruction we and many other nations cause. War is no different.
Do you/we REALLY UNDERSTAND what's going on over there? I mean do we? We've seen some of the most graphic war movies put out by Hollywood, of
which still don't do justice to the horrors of war. Our kids play pathetic video games based on war and violence yet we as a country are
pathetically numb when it comes to pain and suffering. We are so far removed from the "hand that feeds" us, addicted to our comfort zones both
emotionally and physically. Young kids getting their heads blown off, their limbs blown to bits, seeing it happen all around them. Witness this
death and destruction in children. I mean my god if there is a hell on Earth IT IS WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And all you lackeys saying how we shouldn't blame the troops as if they are some adolescent with no clue as to what the military is all about. Do
all these soldiers sign up thinking they are going to be pushing papers all day earning their free ride to college? Gimme a break. I'm not going to
sit there and blast and blame individual U.S. soldiers but ignorance, naveity, innocence, whatever are horrible excuses to use in defense of war. I
support our troops. I support bringing them back home!!!!!! I making sure their families have everything and anything they need! I support free
education for our troops! But I don't support our troops when it comes to fighting worthless wars and the war on terrorism and I sure as hell won't
make any excuses for a soldier's willingness to blindly follow orders and do what he's told for a paycheck or because "he didn't know what else to
do with his life". That's insulting and pathetic.
[edit on 5-9-2009 by Zosynspiracy]