Is There Some Reason We Need War?
Honestly, I can’t think of a good reason for this kind of organized idiotic behavior. I can see why there are wars, governments start them by invading or otherwise attacking another country. Leaders start wars even within a country because they want power. Power is the main reason behind war. Some people want to control other people. Look at Hitler. He wanted to control everybody, so he went on the attack. How such a deranged person managed to convince millions of people to follow his orders is a mystery. No reasonable person thinks war is good.
Politicians are the main reason there are wars in the world. Politicians are people who want to lead and control other people. Look at the Black Sabbath song “War Pigs.” Even a person with drug-induced brain damage like Ozzy Osborn can see that it’s governments who orchestrate war. Why do people tolerate such violence from their leaders when it would not be tolerated on a personal level from the man in the street? We lock up and execute people who kill other people in society. There are laws against murder. Why is there not a law against war?
The earth is divided up into many different countries, each with a set of politicians in control. When leaders have disagreements, they send their peons, armed to the teeth, to settle things. There needs to be some means of international control in this world. There should be some binding law that governs the behavior of governments. If one country attacks another, the rest of the world should jump on them and put the leaders of the country who tried to start a war in jail. Do we live in a civilized world, or on a lawless planet?
The twentieth century was the bloodiest period in the whole history of the earth. The world wars and the conflicts were all caused by governments, sometimes by a single person in power. When will the people of the world wake up and refuse to let governments order them to commit antisocial acts? War is shameful and ridiculous. Now that the scientists have given us nuclear weapons, it is also suicidal. War is a symptom of the collective insanity of humanity. There is no sane reason to stockpile weapons and raise armies. The people of the world do not have to kill each other off to save resources. When will the world heal itself and realize that cooperation is better than competition?
People are brainwashed to be violent from an early age. Television is mostly one long stream of violent programming. Even kids shows like Power Rangers are about fighting. I grew up watching Bugs Bunny. Those cartoons were always dropping anvils on each other and shooting each other’s faces off. What kind of society do we live in where depictions of murder and violence are entertainment? It goes far back in history. The Romans had their arenas, we have our video games. The mass media brainwashes people into becoming pawns for the government. Literature is all about getting people to think like killers. Look at the Illiad, the first epic of Western literature. It’s a bloody, gory poem about a stupid, pointless war instigated by one person. This is good? Brainwashing.
In the modern world where any two people can find some way to communicate with each other over continually evolving computer networks there is no reason to have violent conflict. The world needs to get its act together and reform from its demented ways. All people need food, water, air and shelter. We do not need guns, tanks, bombs, warships, and idiotic politicians telling us to kill people because they are different from us. They are not different. We are all humans and need to get along.