Sunday, October 18, 2009

And this one

Leaders of nations frequently provoke warfare for purely economic or political reasons.

A war between countries requires that a significant number of citizens are easily brainwashed

From the soldiers who must be willing to kill strangers, and be killed themselves, for something they do not understand

To the general public, which must support the ideal of murdering others for gain.
In reality, all the standard excuses countries use to defend acts of aggression do not justify slaughtering people who have done you no wrong.

War against another nation is perceived as a war against that state, as an entity unto itself

But a state is composed of the individuals inhabiting that area



The elderly

The poor

The handicapped
People you would normally treat with compassion

No comments: