Thursday, 19 September 2019

The Only Way Is Pacifism

There seems to be more and more of my fellow pacifists around which the dictionary terms as a person totally opposed to War. I can never begin to understand the mentality of anyone who actually wants War such as the moronic armchair generals shouting for the killing to begin.
The World seems to have more than it's fair share of idiot rulers at the moment and there has never been a period of my life when there wasn't a war going on somewhere but since the turn of the century, and the debacles which were Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, we seem have really upped the idiot ruler quota.
You can throw many things at Donald Trump but you would need to go back to Jimmy Carter in the 1970's to find another American President who didn't start a war somewhere although that could change at any time with Iran being manoeuvred neatly into his administrations gun sights.
You only have to look at the problems in the Middle East to see that what they are crying out for is for the warring sides to just sit down and discuss things. Decades of wars there has just left destruction and death and the only way it is going to end is to calmly sit down and talk things through to a solution. It is going to happen at some point, it will have to, so why prolong the slaughter?
The Iraq War left over 1 million Iraqis dead and filled the country with terrorists, same as Libya and the countries that piled into Afghanistan are still desperately trying to get back out again 16 years later.
To quote John Lennon, maybe we should all Give Peace A Chance because it sure beats slaughtering each other and maybe we will all enjoy our short time here a bit more.

4 comments:

Q said...

decades of war... how about millennia of war?

the muslim leaders seem to hate everyone, including other muslims

Q said...

and by the way, the deaths per capita in the world due to war is the lowest in recorded history...

Falling on a bruise said...

I was thinking Israel but yes, millennia of wars there.

'the muslim leaders seem to hate everyone, including other muslims'

Yep, religion has a lot to answer for.

Q said...

no, lucy, people have a lot to answer for. religion does not cause war. economics does not cause war. communism does not cause war. human fear, jealousy, envy, greed, anger cause war