Air craft carriers.
they are necessary like all our efforts are. There is the money side to this, as with all things. You don't get by on your most noble ideals. You can
see them as the goal, but the road to their expression in any meaningful way is always paved with compromises. Nothing is pure from inception to
destruction.....that is the choice to be made. To cleanse oneself of the impurity of your continued existence and purge who you were to make room for
who you will become.
The US will not become a perfect nation without first being at some point its possible devil. Some will argue that time is now.....others that it is
to come. I say don't argue, that is futile and better left to the blind that see neither their own devil or their own divine.
Really we are an empire that by our social order has produced the world we now defend in all our varied stances. Instead of barking like dogs at each
other for our hungers and fears....lets accept that the hand that has fed us did with its other hand the toil necessary to bring the treats to our
The "master" as you would have it is not a master of dogs, but a brother of humanity that gives what is to have. Conflict simply is. Understanding it
is what allows for peace. Not doing so brings the mad peace of destruction and chaos. Nothing forever.
The eye of the storm is the only place with peace, the only place to ride out the storm you cannot flee from. This world, imperfect like its occupants
needs mitigation. Needs order. We naturally would have it, but by our nature would ruin it for a personal ideal, not a species truth, or a fact of our
inherent savagery we add to daily.
The issue is not that we have weapons and that we have them to use them. It is that there still exists a need to keep them close, or as close as our
enemies are to theirs. Total victory is unattainable, so total control is an illusion. Then as well is total peace an equal illusion.
The only truth that is, is somewhere in between. We must eat and reproduce and learn to do so more effectively so as to be more prosperous. That as
well is somewhere in between those truths and illusions.
Without a military, we are a target, and a supple and inviting one at that. We would not surrender our pleasures for the pleasure of a clear
conscience. That is a personal choice, not a species truth. We war. That is true for humanity. Since that is true, our personal truth is incompatible
with our species.....we are on a road, not waiting at a destination. No matter whom you may be personally.
For all you high ideals, you would need food in your belly to conceive them, and peace on your streets to keep them. Our list of enemies may grow, but
only out of their own efforts to make of limited resources a greater portion for themselves. We are the ones to mitigate. We keep the ones from the
others. By our reason alone such a venture would be impossible. Our force must be real for our words to carry weight. We must be called to do so. The
world has. Either by its cry for help, or by its vow of war.
What is a prophet without the god that empowers him or the believers in his words and that God?
We are the prophets of progress, and to that sermon, our words and ways are meaningless without our god....WAR.
Conflict simply is, and though we may be talented in its resolution, our talent is a response to it and our ability, a trait of survival. These
abilities are not a product of greed or pride, though they may secure them and enforce them. They are so because the need, the threat is still present
in humanity to tune them and refine them. Our strength is not a curse unless our cursed men are the ones to use them. Equally then they are a blessing
when our blessed men use them.Our strength is war and our tools are necessary for its expression.
It is not that we need them, but that we are them and they an extension of our being. When conflict is not, we shall be no more. While conflict is, we
shall not go into oblivion without fulfilling our purpose.
Sparta, Rome, ect and all those countries of war before them, were great for their strength and their ability to express it. Not because of the greed
and pride they produced while in power. They were great already and secured the means to express their inherent traits.
We make great weapons, not because of our hunger for them or their use. We make them because we are great warriors, and they are an expression of
ourselves. They are our art....an art of destruction to those they oppose, but more so , an art of creation as well for those they favor.
They create the peace our society may prosper in.
As old as prostitution, is the art of war. Society calls for it, since by it, society is it secured.
order brings conflict, and by conflict is the warrior born. Chaos is not peace either.....it is the herald of creation....and order the
offspring...the cycle never ending....
tools come and go with time....their purpose and their need is part of the cycle. As we need they will be created.
We need our tools since our warriors keep our peace. They would have their tools like a farmer or a statesman his own.
Their purpose is not arguable while the need they meet remains. We have warriors and their tools ready because society yet exists and so secures their
Air craft carriers....better than bows.
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