Thoughts on War

Posted this messiness on Facebook,

I’m almost at the point where I feel helpless. Yes, people are dying. Yes, troops are going insane and coming back with PTSD and suicidal tendencies. I just want to keep working on furthering myself from this nonsense as possible — this is not my world. Let the children “play,” their brains are not on the same wave length as me (and other libertarians/anarchists). I’ll still try to advocate against war, go to protests, write stuff, etc., but I’m not going to go crazy over something that is out of my control.

Bring the troops home, yes, I’ll yell and scream that until I can’t anymore — but there will hopefully come a time when the troops will bring themselves home.  Sadly they are coerced into service with benefits or brainwashed into thinking that killing innocent people will help national security.  They’re in their own little world — and sadly, it overlaps with mine — my tax money goes to fund this garbage, but luckily I can “pretend” that the money they print up out of thin air with no tax-backing is funding such endeavors.  Also the Keynesian methods of economics in this country make everything so skewed that it is way too hard to even determine if the money that I make from my job is actually properly figured and proportionate to how it should be, therefore I can’t be sure if I am funding anything in particular.

War is horrible, but that’s why my circle of friends, acquaintances and like-minded people do not associate themselves with it or participate.  Many work to “pay” as little taxes as possible by practicing forms of agorism.  We advocate against war as much as possible, but there comes a point where you just have to take self interest and personal happiness into account — tearing yourself up won’t “bring troops home,” but it will negatively affect your emotional well being.  Don’t let that happen!

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One thought on “Thoughts on War

  1. but it will negatively affect your emotional well being. Don’t let that happen!

    So true. Which is why my main focus any more is drawn on what Buckminster Fuller once said, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”. Or even the Wobbly slogan about “building the structure of the new society within the shell of the old”. Groups like Open Source Ecology have tremendous potential to actually change things. Initiatives like those are where my future energies will be directed.

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