“I have a simple question: why do we fight?” asks therehastobeaway at Daily Kos.
Do wars result from the vestigial behaviors of our evolutionary past? Do we fight because doing so achieves swifter outcomes than does diplomacy? Do we do so because our weapons and our war tactics are more advanced relative to our political skill sets? Or is it that we view democracy as a necessarily bloody oasis between stasis and revolution?
therehastobeaway attempts to crack this conundrum even while ignorantly promoting the myth of the “mid-century war of moral necessity”, and eventually concludes on the vague, defeatist note that America’s “addiction to war goes back to our very beginnings.” Like many on the dissident Right, therehastobeaway would like to attribute a public policy to its ideological basis, whether real or imagined – “exporting democracy
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