As I poke about on the internet I am listening in on a conversation going on behind me. One is my husband who spent some time in Germany serving in the British army after World War 2, the other is a man who was inducted into the Hitler youth in Germany when he was very young. They are talking about the last war and in the course of conversation expressed their view that we are headed for World War 3.
It does seem inevitable that more and more countries will get drawn into the war against terrorism, and that the world does seem to be in such turmoil. Does it seem to you that we cannot avoid another major conflict?
The awful thing is that most of those (barring terrorists) don't want to fight. They have families and lives that have been interrupted by politicians who can't come to a resolution. My husband said that when he was in Germany he met many people that were caught in World War 2 but didn't want to be there.I have always felt that I could fight to defend my own home and family but I am not interested in fighting for anyone else. However terrorism is a different type of war isn't it? How can people be so lacking in conscious that they attack innocent people?
I am not against war, I think that is rather naive to think mankind can avoid it, but I would have to be personally angry about a situation before I could be caught up in it. Why is it we think we are all getting better as a species, that we are somehow evolving into a higher life form. What rubbish! I think we haven't changed, just our methods have. We are just as primitive and cruel in our ways as the Mongols, Romans, Greeks or Persians, Assyrians and so on. Maybe we don't gut the pregnant women and kill all the boys and men now, but we poison the land, leave bombs behind us to blow up unsuspecting people and use germ warfare. I am not using we, meaning Canadians, Americans or English or any other nationality for that matter, I am saying we meaning the human race.
What a mess the world is in, but I guess it always has been, but now we hear about it all the time on the TV, maybe I will avoid listening to the news it doesn't seem to help. Is ignorance bliss?