Originally posted by constant_thought
I am curious to know simply because the powers which run our countries seem to be constantly trying to topple each other, but how many of the actual
citizens want war? I can't imagine any of us do.
Why are we fighting these wars? It's just one massive farce which divides us even further. Why do "we" do it?
"We" stand there proud for our countries, whilst being the aggressor to other countries- (and this applies to everyone) but this wont get us anywhere.
I just don't understand it.
You ask the wrong question.
It's not about "wanting" war. War is horrible, people die.
It's about (in this case, my own, personal) morale and idea of a "better world".
* despotic regimes, dictators etc.etc.. GONE from this planet
* crazy leaders who brainwash/oppress their populace...GONE from this planet
As someone born and raised in this "western world" of ours I am 100% convinced that we are on the right side, there is no place on this planet for
people like Kim Un etc. where liberty does not exist and people get murdered because they are not agreeing with their government.
EVEN THEN, I do not "want" war, but it's usually not us seeking conflicts, but THEM.
It's ALWAYS THEM seeking the conflicts, be it Hitler, Saddam, Kim Jung and all the other bastards this world already saw. And if they want war with
us, so be it. The destruction of their regimes, overall, will be for the betterment of this planet. If you disagree, you would allow insane people
like Hitler, Kim Un, former communist Europe/Soviet Union etc. free reign...as someone with a morale I cannot support this. Injustice, terror,
fanatism etc. sometimes must be fought even if war (sadly!) is sometimes the last option.
PS: As a rule, in war its MOSTLY the innocent who die and rarely the real perpetrators, those in power. They only give orders and let others die for
them. Of course, for example, I would be MUCH HAPPIER if we could just put a bunker-buster up certain people's a####s (for example Kim's), but it's
not that easy.
edit on 6-4-2013 by flexy123 because: (no reason given)