thanks for your informative response, 'antisandman'! i guess from your chosen moniker that you'd like to wake our day dreaming fellow citizens to the truth, right? gee, for the most part the history of our so-called civilization is told as a war saga of conquest, genocide, exploitation and imperialism.
we see that the .001% who define excessive greed as ambition to succeed have grown excessively wealthy.
to the ceo's of the financial, fossil fuel and munition industries war
the goose that lays golden eggs, but why do so many people fall for the snake sales oil tactics? of course a lot of folks hope that goose might lay her eggs in "my" basket.
they don't want equality; they want to be richer that others.
robert kohler writes
What if we began waging peace against terrorism? That is to say, what if we began to recognize that understanding the enemy is what’s crucial, while thinking we can destroy what we fear is an illusion of monstrous proportions?
indeed! fear is a fundamental emotion experienced by every living organism. fear can be a life saver signaling one to take action in the face of a clear and present danger. yet the media, sponsored by the war-for-profits cartel, sells fear of an indefinite noun, terrorism, locking too many--maybe 30%?--into a constant state of mistrust and paranoia. buffey st. marie places blame squarely on the shoulders of the soldiers who join our "all volunteer" military, but i feel many sign on for lack of viable employment. among us humans, however, are maybe about 10%--mostly male--who thrill in the danger of war. these enjoy killing and torturing. for them it's the greatest, most exciting and the most dangerous game!
also, as 'dara' points out some find employment in the munitions industries such as lockheed, raytheon, whirlpool, boeing etc. unfortunately, money is so embedded in the very bedrock of modern western civilization to the point that dollars are integral to survival. food, water, health care all cost money. clean air also is a basic need, but oddly enough, our exploitative, capitalism destroys the very ecosystem which nurtures all life on earth. we sense a growing mistrust of the media, wall street and both political parties.
not as simple as ousting the greed-ridden 1% or replacing senators and reps at election time because we need to collectively pull our support from the entire system. i'd guess that only some 10% of us get that we must "wage peace against terrorism" too many fail to see that the democrats are as hooked on wall street as republicans--even bernie supports the war for profits ideology. her a bit from the true left:
As the Democrats Press for War, the Left Must Demand Peace and Social Transformation
The Democrats are whipping up war hysteria and “cynically seeking to harness people’s well-founded fears of Trump’s domestic policies in order to sabotage the possibility of a relaxation of international tensions.” Some folks have taken the bait. “Leftists that think they can exploit the split between the Trump troglodytes (fascists) and the Obama/Clinton/Old Line GOP War Party (fascists) will ultimately wind up caught in a pincer between the two.”