I’ve been thinking about peace. After reading about heroism, sacrifice, purple hearts, Medals of Honor, and the deaths of young soldiers I’ve come to the conclusion that “peace” is an unnatural condition. Nature abhors a vacuum, proving that there are bacteria that can live in a vacuum. No I’m not talking about your hoover.
We pray for peace, hope for peace, etc but if you look at the history of the world times without conflict are almost non existent. Men have been killing each other since Cain killed his brother. We’ve got all the Biblical conflicts, Romans Vs. Carthage, The Crusades, Napoleon, Mohamed, The Russian Czars, US Independence, Civil War, The Great War, WWII, Korea, the Cold War, the entire history of Africa, and the current conflicts in the sandbox.
Note this list is NOT comprehensive. 😉
What do all these conflicts have in common? One group of people had something to gain by killing someone else. Will it ever stop? In my humble opinion NO. The earth will not know “peace” without divine intervention.
Some people might think this is a bad thing, but when it comes right down to it, there are worse things than war and killing. Living on our knees as slaves because we didn’t have the backbone to do anything about it would be much worse.
Soon we will see some kind of conflict between North and South Korea. This is going to be interesting. Will China come to the aid of the Norks? Who knows? But the Koreans won’t be playing nice with each other no matter how much weed they smoke and how many verses of Kumbaya they sing. So hippies shut up already, if tomorrow we turned all our ships, missiles, tanks, and firearms into pots, pans, and Legos how long do you really think we would remain unconquered?
So instead of praying for peace, maybe we should pray for a swift victory against our enemies?
I saw this bumper sticker a few years ago and I really wanted to do something to the hybrid it was stuck on but… I refrained. The idiot who displayed this bumper sticker has the freedom of speech because of the blood of our service men and women.
It’ll be a great day when our schools have all the money they need and the Navy has to hold a bake sale to buy battleships.
There are SO many things wrong with this piece of crap sticker. First the Navy doesn’t build battleships anymore you stupid hippies. Second, if we didn’t have all those “battleships,” carriers, subs, airplanes, tanks and most importantly men and women running them you probably wouldn’t have to worry about your the schools bake sale because you’d be too busy standing in a bread line.
Anyway what I am trying to say is until the day comes that we actually have “world peace” we are going to need our Armed Forces, because there will always be fighting and killing in the world.
Anyway to the men and women standing on the wall keeping the “wolves” at bay, keep up the good fight, and come home safe.