I think too much about war and how stupid it is. It’s always the government, political leaders, religious zealots, mad men, who take us to war. So much destruction on both sides. Why do armies destroy everything, killing cattle, burning fields and houses, killing civilians? Why is it farmers’ sons march off to war? The civilians starve, the prisoners starve, the soldiers starve. In the end millions have died. And why? Because President A wants the land Prime Minister B has, or King W burns the ships of King Z, because he felt King Z was a threat.
Why can’t we just go in and take out the crazy politicians who take us to war–and before you scream, “how do you know which ones are crazy”–they’ll be the ones dragging their country, deluded and disillusioned, into war over which church you should attend. Why should so many people have to die in WWII just to de-rail Hitler? Sure there were assassination attempts, but none succeeded. They gave up. All the Germans did. Give in to the Nazis or die. Not much of a choice. And Japan? We knew of their atrocities against the Chinese prior to WWII, and did nothing.
I believe we could put an end to war if we just put out the word that assassination was back on the board. Elite special forces would be trained in all the latest in assassination products and protocol. But the world would be in anarchy, you say. But would it? Would the world have been a better place without Stalin, or Hitler, or Putin, or Kim Jong Un? If it came to it and there was war in Korea, how many would die? How many are dying now because of him? What prevents us from creating a special international group of assassins. Something people would have to volunteer for, and I’m guessing there are plenty of volunteers to be found.
I really don’t condone violence and I would easily settle for some sort of international group of kidnappers. We’d kidnap the crazies. By “we” I mean the sane part of the world. Sort of a branch of the UN. We could kidnap the loons, and put them on trial for the crimes they are committing. What to do with them afterward I guess is up to this special group, or perhaps it could have an international vote.
Most of us can get along just fine. Gay, straight. Black, White, Brown, Red, Green or Blue with red stripes. Inked or not. Muslim, Christian, Jew. Most of us don’t care which church you chose to attend, as long as you don’t demand I join it, and I won’t discuss Atheism with you. All anyone wants is to be treated with kindness and respect. Treat me kindly and I will do the same.
If the world must be protected by armies from the lunatics in charge. Let’s do it with the least amount of blood spilled.