The End of War
Well, it's not the end of war, but it is the end of my war series, with my fifth "American's Lust for War," posted today, immediately after the fifth chapter of Major General Smedley D. Butler's, War Is A Racket, "To Hell With War"
I certainly wish this were the end of war, but so long as collectivism dominates the societies of the world, there will always be wars, and no matter how much they protest, people will support them, glorify them, and revel in them, because they will be convinced they have something to gain from them. The fact that this is the dominant attitude of the American people today says more about American decadence then almost anything else.
I have very much disliked writing this series and am relieved it is finished. There is one thing I think I may not have emphasized enough: the one thing war is incompatible with is individualism. The individualist has no use for war, because the individualist wants nothing in this world but what he can acquire and achieve by his own effort and desires no relationship with any other individual except those freely entered into by every individual for their own mutual benefit.
If you missed any of the previous four articles, they are:
Cost Of War
Profits Of War
The Peace That Makes War
The entire series may be directly accessed in the permanent article section as
óReginald Firehammer (10/08/10)
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