How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Wars

Source: Kubrick Estate

So you think wars are wrong, eh? Had your brain examined lately?

Well, obviously not everyone is unfortunate enough to have the company of people who think that wars are wrong and have their minds contaminated with the dangerous ideas of a hypothetical brand of peace and non-violence promoted by lunatics like Gandhi and ***** (name omitted for security reasons). The reason for that is the simple fact that wars are such an integral part of our lives that the very idea of a war protest seems highly absurd, and almost self-destructive.

Come to think of it for a second. This idea is against the very foundation of Civilization. It is contradictory to our lifestyle, and indeed to our interests. It is contradictory to the official state propaganda of all our lovely countries and the way we teach our children about the world. It is important for them to think that wars are important, unavoidable and urgently and regularly required for the maintenance of the attainable peace, to protect the civilized way of living, to keep people employed and to provide for the bread and butter of millions of families around the globe, not to mention our esteemed mentors.

If you think that wars are something which started in 1914, namely the “First “World War””, then you need to work a bit on your history (of course, you don’t). Wars have been there since time immemorial and according to careful estimations by anthropologists and evolutionary biologists, skirmishes had been taking place ever since the human kind learned to use tools, and of course, we are talking about weapons here.

The reason why you are reading these lines and why we have built this magnificent world of ours is due to wars. If you find that laughable, then you must not be seriously considering the fact that without wars it would not have been possible for the human race to reach this point in civilization and evolution and had it not been for wars, you would not have had the peace and tranquility of using a computer in your home with an internet connection.

You must at least support wars for the sake of your internet, if not anything else.

You must be having some idea about the supposedly barbaric ancient times. Apart from sanitation standards, the greatest horrors of those times were the ever impending attacks on their civilization centers. Human Civilization has reached the proud point when wars have been taken away from the Cities, namely Civilization Centers, as much as possible, other than what is necessary. But people in the ancient times did not have the luxuries that you enjoy living in your comfortable homes and contemplating over the cruelty of wars and violence. They lived it.

All the ancient kings and kingdoms, of all ethnicities, castes, religions, cults and geographic locations have been attacking others in order to supply for their people, and more importantly to the state machinery to ensure the security of the people and not to mention for the nation’s glory and that of the beloved mentor, namely the king or more aptly, the Leader. If you are naïve enough not to consider this true, you can go and try your hand at the strategy games your younger siblings and children have already mastered.

Who attacked who and who plundered what and killed how many is merely detail which you can make up for text books and make your children read to brew hatred against any particular group that you want. The wars always have such tremendous propaganda value. If you find one of your ancient heroes in the historical list provided by this seemingly carried-away and outrageous generalization, then I encourage you to quietly embrace this fact if you have not already rejected it.

And the kings and kingdoms, pardon me, the leaders, the republics and the remnants of kingdoms of our world are no exceptions. They too, have to carry out business, buy and sell weapons, fuel the industry, fuel the fuel, for protecting you and feeding you. They are serving you, so don’t you dare be ungrateful to them and criticize their actions for your lazy intellectualism and for feeding your Utopian ideals which are a product of your redundancy and decadence.

But you can change and again be a part of Civilization.

Don’t cry. Smile, laugh instead. Cheer for the wars.

If you don’t love wars, you are a traitor to humanity.

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