Possession is Nine tenths of the law of war
Question. What has war ever did for ordinary people apart from killing them, robbing them and making them frightened.
This is worth giving some serious consideration to. What do we actually gain from wars? Especially regarding the present situation.
The Just War
Citizens around the time of the first and the second world wars were, then, as we are today encouraged to understand that war is a necessity in protecting our liberty, democracy and “the right to work”. Yet I am reminded that.
After the first and second world war while the men were abroad fighting, the women and children were at home and in the factories, working to supply both the troops at the front and the country with food and arms.
The new machine technology was used at home to automate the production, while the male workforce fought for their liberty, King and country.
By the time the troops returned home from their bloody war, to “a country fit for heroes. The new automation was well established in the factories. This setup could have afforded each returning man a job and a twenty hour working week. Or. Half the workforce could be employed and the other half could be put on the dole.
We know which option was picked. Work for the chosen, unemployment for the rest
Women, who, during the war had proved themselves as worthy as men in the workforce went back to being housewife’s regardless of new discovered skills. Who would employ a woman to do mans work? We fight wars to be unemployed and to make the wealthy wealthier
Choice in the spoils
These decisions concerning employment of the returning war veterans were made by whom? the public? No way, the public was never given any choice in these matters.
You fought in the war for the right of someone else to make these decisions for you. i.e. a statesman. Someone who was as far away from the bullets as they possibly could be. Today fifty years on the same process goes on. Only It’s eight hours a day plus, if you are lucky to have a job. And the dole if you are not.
We need to look at the facts. Not the rhetoric of politicians, who don’t fight in the wars
1.Who pays for war?
2. Who starts wars?
3. Who fights wars?
4. Who gains from war?
1. The death toll on both sides of ordinary troops and civilians. The unemployment before and after wars, should answer the first question.
2. The people furthest away from the fighting.
3. The young who have most of their lives before them.
4. The industrialists who produce the weapons, expensive food and cheap labour, before during and after wars.
When was the last time you heard of a soldier who became rich because of war? Then. Try and find an industrialist in history who gave up his wealth to fight a war. The opposites are true.
Franklin D. Roosevelt said to a friend at a time the workers were in revolt against poverty “What this country needs is a war, any kind of war.” Roosevelt wasn’t thinking of the enemy abroad when he made this statement. He was thinking about the enemy at home (the citizens of the United States) Roosevelt knew then what Bush knows now. The threat of war is the cloak that hides the undermining of the democratic principals and process of domestic politics. Allowing the state to do it’s dirty work with impunity.