When we think of war, we think of the unfortunates who died, or were maimed, injured, disfigured. But as this video suggests, the people who survive a war, especially those who killed others, are also often wounded in ways that might not show, but can be even more permanent than than a lost leg.
This video captures a measure of truth that discredits the belief that there was ever a truly reasonable justification for Viet Nam, Iraq, or Afghanistan. Who won those wars? I guarantee that it’s not the soldiers who fought them. Munitions manufacturers might’ve won. Bankers might’ve won. New World Order politicians might’ve won. But the people who did the actual fighting, killing and dying–on both sides–lost.
The truth about war found in the following video is not the only truth. Some people may thrive in war. But for most people, war is hardly heroic, usually horrific–and, at bottom, so damnably stupid that you have to wonder what th’ Hell compels us to go back and do it again, again, and again.
There is something about mankind that seems compelled to engage in war.
How th’ Hell can one generation after another be so stupid and self-destructive? We go to war in hope of becoming a “man”. But as often as not, we come home a cripple. Why can’t the last generation of “warriors” warn the next generation about the absurdity of going to war in someone else’s country? We keep clinging to the lie that war is somehow good or heroic when, in fact, as Marine General Smedley Butler once observed “War is a racket”. At best.
When do we tell the kids that fight our wars that they’re not “fighting for our freedoms”–they’re just fighting for our bankers?