Monday, March 30, 2015

Mind's Eye Re: War, good god y'all, what is it good for?

The nuke blast has brevity Don - but the clean up takes ages.  The key thing is to buy all the cement factories before one of these 'surprise' wars.  I have a great plan.  We lay down all our arms, perhaps to demonstrate our new man claims to some feminnazi we fancy, and wait for peace to happen.  Now try and write a happy ending to that one, other than for the sand tribes who cheated and buried their Ak-47s in the desert.  I'm fed up with ban the bomb loonies because we'd obviously be better off without WMD and shouting this out without a realisitc solution on how seems dire.  

Not sure why the Japs bombed Pearl Harbour Don.  Part of some Brit-plot that included promoting a shell-shocked rent boy to German Chancellor and sales of carriers and planes to Nippon in return for keeping our drug trade with China being protected.  Don't the Japs own Hawaii now anyway?  Maybe they were just doing a bit of landscaping?  After all, you'd think they'd have waited until your carriers were in port if they were after the navy.  Maybe Facilitator erected one of his sculptures down at the port and the Japs thought it meant your emperor is a poofdah?

War has that great brevity.  Let's kill some other people.  We can make up good reasons after and send some other mugs out to do it.  And best still, we can get the bereaved to pay for our instant decision too, and get ourselves a sackful of whores with the profits for not building all those schools we promise to rebuild to keep public opinion that will never go looking sweet.  I know we'll end up in the same hole shooting the same varmints Don.  I'd just prefer to make my last stand knowing I'd hung me some banksters before I do my bot keeping the fundamentalist hordes out.

On Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:40:04 AM UTC+1, Don Johnson wrote:
What facilitator said. 

If someone is attacking you, financially or physically, you must respond. Parley first and if/when that fails it's war. If you lose you are generally cowed into submission and pay restitution(unless your enemy is the USA in which case we rebuild your schools and factories and give you advanced weapons to use against us later)  or you stop your hostilities and go home to lick your wounds thus leaving the offended party alone. For now. I understand perfectly well why the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. I also understand why we were blockading them. I understand Iran's Manifest Destiny and I understand Israel's concern. I totally get why Joe wants Steve's stuff. Or wife. Wives in some cases. I get even better why Steve really, really doesn't want to let go of his stuff. Ok, maybe some of his be resolved diplomatically hopefully but if not....war. 

The problem with terrorism is there's no resolution. More Jihadists jump out of the sand to take the place of the dead ones. All we can do is keep killing them and disrupting their plans as much as possible. Also, I think it might be a good idea to try to keep nukes out of their arsenal. Whadaya say Obama? Who's with me? 

One thing I almost never do is over think a problem. That's why I like facilitator's answer. 

Brevity is best. 


On Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:03:34 PM UTC-5, Molly wrote:
Howard Zinn, historian, author, professor, playwright, and activist, whose life's work focused on a wide range of issues including race, class, war, and history, and touched the lives of countless people, said "war itself is the enemy of the human race"

We go to war in a variety of ways, big to small. daily (some of us), in interpersonal ways, and over decades, as the human race. Why?


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