I would like to give a side to the last two world wars (and those since) that is seldom talked about.
Neither world war one nor two were wars between good and evil, nor have good nor evil played a part in most of the wars since to those who have instigated them. Don’t get me wrong, a very diluted concept of Good and Evil did become intertwined with all these wars inasmuch as all sides believed they were killing one another in the service of Good against the Evil forces being arrayed against them. This is the nonsense that was (and still is) being propagated and promoted by the real protagonists and their media lackeys.
Since at least the Napoleonic times war has been a means for certain individuals (and families) to get rich. But this is a mere secondary consideration. So, too, is the ridiculous idea of there being a need to have an enemy (for justification purposes this one) as has been the case since world war one (and earlier times of course), with no end of well-meaning men, women and children (depending on which side of the Good/Evil divide you think you are on) who readily give their lives because they believe it is the right thing to do. Innocents killing innocents because of some idiotic ideology instilled into gullible minds by groups hell-bent on realising their own concepts of what the world (from their perspective) needs in order for it to be ‘saved’.
WW2 was a fight of good against evil.
No it wasn’t. WW2 was a consequence of the outcome of WW1. Had not the English [elites] interfered prior to WW1 then it is highly unlikely a second world war would have eventuated, let alone the first world war. But these elitists along with their European counterparts and growing wannabes in the USA could not permit this to be the case. In order for these people to grow and fulfill their destinies, enemies had to be created (even today the blueprint is the same).
Like Enkisfreind I am a New Zealander of Maori and European descent. If the generally accepted narration is correct, I most probably wouldn’t be here had the Japanese succeeded in taking over Australian and then eventually New Zealand. However, this was never going to be the case. The orchestrators of the war needed the USA involved in the war, and as both Australia and New Zealand are of strategic significance, what better way to get them involved than threatening potential allies? By the way, two of my great uncles never returned back home alive from ww2 (lord knows how many others I don’t know of didn’t return home either).
So, say what you like about war, but evil only prospers, when good men do nothing.
I agree. But there are good men and women on all sides - depending upon one’s outlook on the matter.
So, say what you like about war, but sometimes, it is a necessary evil.
War is evil, but sometimes, the good men have no choice, but to fight it.
In my honest opinion, war is never necessary; it is merely an expedient way to take things (by force) from others. But I agree whole heartedly with Enkisfreind that good men (women and children, as we are all involved here) have no choice but to fight in them - not sometimes. Always!
War has only destruction, death and desolation as its companions, especially to those directly involved. Millions upon millions of people have died needlessly because of others greed, indifference, arrogance, fear, etc., and this is still going on today. War is indeed a racket, but not in the way the majority of people have been misled into believing.
Are there means and methods to eliminate such things as wars? Absolutely. Could we do it? Yes! Most importantly, will we do what it takes to eliminate war? The jury is still out on that one.