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Right on cue, the semblance or potential for war has become the focus of international news once again. The Ukrainian civil unrest has aroused worldwide speculation on what part (if any) the USA will play as events unravel.

In his article, Washington Drives the World Toward War, Paul Craig Roberts talks about the United States being at war for the past 12 years without “any compelling reason or justifiable explanation.” Roberts further shares that Washington has used these wars as cover for the creation of a type of secret policing by America. Hmmm! How big is this picture?

The paradox of present day society lies in its ability to agree on international laws governing how wars can be fought, and making it a crime to engage in certain conduct (of war). Yet, it can’t agree on international laws that would avoid war or make it a crime to instigate war. Which part of this paradox is in need of policing? In following this trend of thought, some questions come to mind. What part of any population benefits from war? The recipients of the billions spent on the development of warring needs? The corporacracy seeking to control (oil) resources? The rich and powerful who only want more wealth and control? It becomes obvious that governments have many sides and have the ability to cover their own tracks…so, it is easy for a non-participating entity to make decisions for another who will live the realities of those decisions. Let’s observe war as it appears in OBES.

WAR: Is war conflict, and conflict a “constant” of LIFE—meaning that all life has attempted to equalize differences from the beginning of time? The Greek chronicler Herodotus once said, “In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. This hauntingly concise observation serves as a chilling reminder of the human tragedy that is war. Are wars fought by the initiator(s) and perpetrator(s), or are they fought by the uninformed, the misguided, and those with false pride and unbalanced convictions? Has present day warfare evolved to nothing more than leadership incitement over religion, bigotry, and resource control; primarily supporting excessive monetary gain for an elite few? One individual can incite a war, but it requires a nation united, acting as one individual to stop it. Does it upset you to find one country arming another country to fight a third country, only to turn around later and aim the bullets back at the first country? Whatever outside force compels you to war, consider the reasons for which you fight, because war does not determine who is right—only who is left.

I can remember the line in The Liberty Song:

“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall!”