All War is Obsolete
by John Burch
(Mountain View, Ca, USA)
All war is obsolete... conventional war, nuclear war, justified war, UN Security Council Resolution backed war - ALL WAR. War should be spelled: JPMMMMM for Justified, Pre-Meditated, Mechanized, Mutual, Mass, Murder. We need to move beyond war.
As I listen to CNN and other media, the rhetoric of "taking him out", "neutralizing the enemy", and "casualties" makes me wonder how long it will take for humanity to get it: THE INSTITUTION OF WAR IS NO LONGER A SUCCESSFUL MEANS FOR CREATING LONG-TERM SECURITY.
How powerful our habits are -- how inertial our social customs have become.
We need to move beyond war. All war. Now!
Nations don't attack other nations - human beings from one country attack everyone on Earth.