Today at the gym there was a guy with a T-Shirt that said, ‘War is not the answer.’ It’s the kind of vapid statement of good intentions liberals are fond of wearing on their persons without giving much thought to what they mean. The problem with ‘War is not the answer’ is that it presupposes that War is just the wrong answer to a legitimate question. This is exactly backwards. War is the right answer to the wrong questions.
1. How can the state arrange large cash transfers from taxpayers to large defense contractors?
2. How can the state enlarge and protect markets for US multinational corporations and limit competition from economic rivals?
3. How can the state thwart national movements that attempt to restore control of resources and government to the people?
4. How can the state keep the domestic population in a state of fear and anxiety such that they relinquish basic civil rights?
5. How can the state keep the underclass employed at minimum cost and in a state of indoctrinated, self-destructive backwardness?
There are many others, but you get the idea. War IS the answer. It’s the questions that are wrong.