There are seven billion people on the Earth. Should we care about a few thousand young men
dying needlessly in the desert?
We care, because all living beings are linked together.
All living beings are connected to each other by an “ether of affinity.” ”Ether” is an invisible sea of spiritual substance that pervades the Universe.
The “ether of affinity” is the reason why a flock of birds in the forest will call to each other, shrilly, as a hawk approaches, exposing themselves to danger, but warning their brothers and sisters.
That is why fish swim in schools, birds fly in flocks. That is why humans identify and help others of their own families, of their own ethnicities and of their own countries.
That is why all living creatures communicate with each other constantly.
This type of human behavior has been studied by scientists of psychology and has been classified as a unique form of human behavior called “Empathy.”
Because empathy is so strong in Europeans, the people of Europe have banned capital punishment.
Europeans empathize with prisoners. They worry that if the prisoner is killed, he might be killed by error.
Essentially, the Europeans place themselves in the position of the prisoner and do not want the possibility of innocence to be discarded. They would rather put the most heinous prisoner in jail than err by killing an innocent person.
For this reason, in spite of the huge population of humans on this planet, people are concerned with
the unnecessary death of a few during warfare.
Humans are very aggressive animals. They kill wantonly. The history of the human race is a history of unnecessary warfare mixed with periods of peace. Prior to warfare, humans survived in the primeval forests by hunting and killing other animals.
This genetic behavior allowed them to survive.
Thus, we have in the human race, a blend of emotions:
Pleasure in hunting and killing,
Empathy for other humans and other animals.
This strange ambivalence is found in all of us. It is the result of evolution through periods of starvation until the arrival of plenty.
We find that at times aggression pervades our minds, at other times, empathy pervades our minds.
Some times we are caught in our own ambivalenceÃ¢â‚¬”unable to act.
As humans have grown in number, they impinge upon each other frequently. Since they are so close, the pressure of empathy outweighs the pressure of aggression.
We are seeing less and less warfare and a desire to have peace and no violence.
With the technology of nuclear weaponry everywhere, we are also beginning to realize that warfare may
result in our own death.
THE U.S. AND CONSTANT WARFARE
One nation, the U.S., has made a successful business out of warfare. The U.S. has been in warfare
continuously for the last 70 years!
The reason for this incredible history of warfare is easy to see. The people who govern the American
economy have had a successful modus operandi:
1. Bribe the politicians to give you lucrative access to American wealth.
2. Control the general population by keeping them uneducated, and brainwashed with constant propaganda.
This modus operandi has worked successfully for the last century.
It works for the major oil companies, which tell the government where to send the military
in order to gain more oil wells and more profit.
We saw that after Iraq was conquered, its population destroyed and thousands of Western young men killed
and maimed, that the oil companies got lucrative contracts from the defeated Iraqi government.
WARS AND THE ECONOMY
Is warfare helpful to any economy?
It is obviously helpful to that part of the economy which produces armaments. It also helps those companies
that receive the spoils of war, such as major oil companies.
Ultimately, however, as we have seen in history, it destroys the country which relies
on warfare as a pillar of its economy.
This may take decades, but economic disaster follows warfare. Warfare creates enemies, not good neighbors.
An economy needs trade to survive. Trade requires friendly partners.
The U.S., as it continues its constant warfare, has created enemies throughout the world.
YOUNG MEN IN THE DESERT
The giant oil companies of the world need more land to explore for petroleum. The untouched petroleum likes under the sands of the Middle East. Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and the Caucus nations are sitting on seas of petroleum. Invade them, kill their warriers and then take their oil.
That requires young American soldiers.
Any young American willing to die for this reason, is uneducated or unsophisticated, or both.
When we look at the young soldiers in the desert, we realize that the vast majority of them have little
realization of the fact that their lives can be exterminated, and, for no reason other than improving the balance sheet of large oil corporations.
Young men, by nature, feel indestructible. If theyare unsophisticated, if their families do not warn them, they are quite willing to face any danger.
All warfare rests on this fact.
Shrewd businessmen and unscrupulous governments capitalize on these characteristics as young men are sent to the desert to die.
U.S. WARFARE AND THE U.S. ECONOMY
The U.S. has been using this technique for the last 70 years and shows no signs of changing.
In the process the economy and the reputation of the U.S. are being destroyed.
The U.S. economy is now based on debt not trade. It has few friends around the world.
The Oil Companies have gotten rich the U.S. Public has gotten very poor.
Will the American public will ever recognize the economic destruction this is causing?
Will that same American public empathize with the young men who are about to die?
This remains to be seen.