Friday, October 7, 2016

Why War?

Do you ever wonder why other countries leave us in the dust when it comes to statistics for infant mortality, health care, education, longevity, air and water quality? Don't societies crumble, historically, when war takes over their economies? 

No candidate for president is about to stand behind a podium and admit that we spend most of our riches on the military; that our biggest export is weaponry; that our practice of perpetual war is about money and business and ego.

If we were in the war business to protect innocent people we would have stood up to Assad and Putin in Syria. Don't misunderstand me. I'm not pushing for another war. I'm just suggesting that the fact that there's no oil under Aleppo gives us away. 

Haliburton doesn't care who we invade. GE doesn't have any interest in what Israel does with those jets. We have listened to Mr. Trump proudly explain that the role of a businessman is to do business. For profit.

Now, I know that this is junior high dribble. There is no sophisticated message here. I have lived a long life blithering on about this. I plan to keep it up. 

Give us peace on earth and end this dreadful, dreadful war.

1 comment:

  1. I love this photo of you and me lolling around on the blanket. But the lighting is all wrong on your face.