posted on May, 27 2013 @ 12:02 PM
Like many of the ATS community, I have seen war. It is not pretty at all; it smells nasty, looks nasty and is nasty. And you NEVER forget it.
But many here in this community have not seen it. With its destruction, the lost lives, the families torn apart, both at home and abroad. They just
know what their favorite website or MSM has told them and then it is left up to their imaginations.
Those of us who have been there and done that, don’t need our imagination. We know.
We know that human beings are fallible and prone to making the wrong decisions. If you want to sing kumbiya and have a group hug, most of us are good
with that, but we are also not surprised when it bites you in the ass because someone in that group wants to be the leader.
The blame goes full circle, whether you want to accept it or not. We are all human.
But in order to not repeat the mistakes of the past, you & I must have a strong moral compass. Ethics above reproach. The inner strength to make the
Here is the kicker. The above paragraph will definitely lead to further conflict. Why? Because we all have a different set of ideals on how life
should be lived. And that path always leads to conflict.
I think that the first hurdle to overcome would be that everybody recognizes that fact that we all are human, with different viewpoints. The second
and hardest hurdle would be to acknowledge those viewpoints in a peaceable manner. If only others would not impose or force their points of view.
As long as there is the human race, that’ll never happen. Most people do not want war, and I am in that camp. However, I’m of the same mindset of
my great 4X’s Grandfather.
“War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.” - William Tecumseh Sherman
Unfortunately, the only way to mitigate war is through war itself. These brush-fire and proxy wars must be brought to a halt. And the only way to do
that is though a world war. With a clear victor, and loser.
As time goes by, I am starting to think that we need a horrific world war. If only to pull humanities head out of its collective ass. Please forgive
me as that really is not what I want, but thinking is what we need.
Believe it or not, this does not depress me…too much anyways. I’m just trying to be realistic.
The old saying of, "Why can't we just all get along?' does have a answer. Because we can't. It may just have to be forced down our throats.