posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:50 PM
Anything, save the human dignity of liberty, is preferable to war.
I lament to note, however, that "the people" are seldom either the cause or the real reason for war.
It is the ruling "caste" that desperately uses every means in their power to retain control and capitalize on the power that entails.
Why brutalize each other, really? Who actually wins that fight? The arms dealers... the international
industrial manufacturers of all things
consumable in war.
Ironically, in the end the same people are still in power, even if they "lose" and thousands dead, or worse off still.
War is a cause unto itself, it only serves its own operational ends, and has nothing - absolutely nothing - to do with the people who, for the most
part, couldn't pick their enemy out of a line up of 100 people.
We continually adhere to the idea that there is something offensive about 'those people' as defined by the ones who won't be risking anything personal
in any conflict - all the while they're being courted by those who profit from war.
I say, let the elite fight each other.
Excuses to hate and fear abound... but real
I admit to some hesitant optimism about any who would defy their communities' leadership and admit they want peace.
edit on 20-3-2012 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)