Conflict between powerful nations, in my opinion is always a bad thing and ought to be avoided.
But...let's be honest, through regular visits to sites like ATS and others, we're all a little more 'in the know' regarding many events and happenings
that have gone on, especially deviant political practices around the world than most people are, and we can afford to be a little more philosophical
about an impending new 'East - West cold war'.
The 'original' cold war was actually boon to humanity...sounds odd, but it helped us all in many ways, and apart from a background dredd of mutual
assured destruction with only a 4 minute warning of being blown to bits, it didn't seem to negatively affect most of us living through it.
It encouraged technological progress.
It fostered healthy patriotism, whichever side of the iron curtain you happened to be living on, it was the same for the majority of people.
It created untold amounts of jobs, increased productivity, inspired the space age, advanced telecommunications...the list is long.
Put it another way, most of us know that the old cold war was very beneficial to TPTB, and not just the Western PTB either.
Like all 'good things' it had a natural shelf life and had to come to an end. The cold war, and associated increased industry and economic output, job
creation and all the rest of it ended, and so too did a lot of the blank cheques given out like sweets to covert military and black ops, and
A replacement was required to fill the gap, and that replacement was (and currently is) 'Terrorism'.
Happy days were back again for all the blank cheque people and for a while, it looked like the party could go on for even longer than the cold war
did...but they didn't reckon with the people.
This time around, we had not just emerged from a devastating world war, where if a ranking soldier ordered you to do something, or foregt you'd seen
something..you did without question. Such was the mentality of the period during and just after WWII, it's how things were.
Well, it's not how things are now, not by a long chalk. We are better informed now than we have ever been, thanks to the advent of computing and the
advancement of the Internet. We are not in the dark, as we once were, and because of this, millions of people question everything from simple
political statements, to major events like 9/11 and 7/7 and so on.
In the 1950's we would simply have read the newspapers, listened or watched the evening news and would have believed everything we were being told,
without question...we don't any longer.
This is why we are going to be set up for a new cold war...Terrorism, hasn't had the required or desired affect on us, it hasn't transformed into the
replacement for the old, productive cold war it was envisioned to become...partly because it was rushed and botched, partly because people just don't
buy into it.
A new cold war, now that's a different animal entirely...it has worked in the past very effectively, and i suppose the consensus among TPTB is that
there should be no reason why it wouldn't work equally well, or better again.
But honestly ATS, hand on heart, which coercive lie would you prefer to live under...the Terrorism lie, or the new cold war lie?
edit on 29-12-2012 by MysterX because: typos