I got a couple emails that asked me, ‘Hey, don’t you think we NEED a military?! What are we going to do if we’re attacked?!’ Very well. I’ll play. Pay attention, boys and girls. Get up and make coffee and settle in for a nice winter’s chat.
NUMBER ONE: The reason we end up being ‘attacked’ in this day and age is because we stick our rather big nose into everyone else’s business. Listen, we all cannot stand neighbors that do that, so how much more would another country hate that behavior? Especially when it comes in the form of killing their citizens for vague political objectives none of them signed up for, wanted, or asked for. Most people on this planet want the following: Food, clean water, shelter, and safety. Ok, now, if Bashar al-Assad provides all of that, so what is that to us? We didn’t vote for the man, but the Syrians did. So butt out of it. There’s a lot to be said for minding your own business. Every war we’ve been into could have been avoided had we done so. I wonder how many MILLIONS of lives would have been saved had we just minded our own business? Right, we’re always the poor, innocent little waif minding his own business and we got blindsided. Sure. But when America does that, we call it a ‘decapitation strike’ and high-five all the way to the press conference where we gloat about it for weeks. Or we call it a ‘pre-emptive strike’ as if we’ve got The Psychic Hitline, er, Hotline working for us in the Pentagon.
NUMBER TWO: This isn’t a re-make of ‘Red Dawn’ over here, got that? No one is going to invade America. Not when we have enough nuclear weapons to literally destroy the entire planet and have enough left over to work on obliterating the entire solar system itself, just for kicks. The interstellar Circle K’s would be talking about that for eons. Extraterrestrial rockhounds would be collecting pieces of the Earth for their collections for billions of years to come.
This post was published at Lew Rockwell on December 31, 2015.