War and Peace

Never-Ending Wars

From the beginning, humanoids, possibly because of instinctual prompts, for a reason or no reason, have normalized killing fellow humans as a tactically sound method of achieving a satisfying result. Combative behavior is a day to day ordinary. Homo sapiens, the most dangerous of animals, have perfected and systemized the tools of butchery. No other animal on earth, explicitly, with evil intent designs the methods and dedicates the resources to kill members of its kith and kin either for material gain, envy, xenophobic misnomers, misplaced predispositions, or for reasons illogical even self-defeating.

Warring is a trait of humanness. For Ten Thousand years, humans have been killing humans. Warriors are glorified, eulogized, immortalized, and rewarded; the dead combatants respected and revered. Therefore, war is in a forever state of being.

Peace, defined as the opposite of war, is no more than an ideal. A wholesome supposition permanently affixed as a childish hopeful; therefore, to engender peace as a policy goal is dangerous, unrealistic, as well as nonsensical.

Accepting war as a constant trait of humankind is a requirement of utilitarian functionalism. The object of war-making is to tactically advance diplomacy by other means; the loss of blood and treasure, when measured in comparison to the purpose of combative engagement, is a secondary consideration.

America mourns the death of the nation’s warriors; nevertheless, “Sending our boys home,” is wishful, naive, and strategically suicidal. The worldwide distribution of U.S. Forces has, with notable exceptions, safeguarded the free world from destructive bad guys.

A Roman General Vegetius once summed up war as a conspicuous human challenge; nonetheless, suggested that: “if you want peace, prepare for war.”

Impeachment

Cognate believers of Machiavellian tactics Democrats of the intelligence committee march shoulder-to-shoulder, heel-to-toe; they dismissively parade; in lockstep to the drumbeat striving to eliminate the threat of Donald Trump’s participation in the next presidential election.

Deftly cloaked in the pretense of righteousness, they preen their investigation of the president’s (Ukrainian) conversation to service their political ends — charging that the president’s telephonic wordsmith is detrimental to the security of the United States, a violation of campaign finance laws, and just not presidential.

Leaders Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chairman Adam Schiff are racing to head off the expected results of D.O.J’s Bill Barr’s investigation into the 2016 election. Fearful that the forthcoming investigative report will evidence high crimes perpetrated under the direct orders of the Obama administration; knowing that such unlawful commands from the executive branch willfully besmirched the virtue and operational integrity of the institutions of FBI, CIA. It was the Democratic Party and affiliates led by Hillary Clinton that schemed, provoked, and financed these series of felonies.

Pelosi and Schiff feign a pretense of concern for the nation while they create multifarious divisiveness. Pelosi prays for Trump as she and her acolytes drive the stiletto into his back.

The fact of the matter is the supposed reason for discovery. However, the politically motivated interpretation of “the truth” has defied the normality of rational thought. Affixed to all explanations, questions, and answers is the prefix hyper or the postscript liar. The very concept of self-governance is questionable.

The dominant media is now the staffed fourth branch of the government; its sway and influence demand imposing attention.

The idea that fellow Americans would within the calendar of a national election decide to impeach a duly elected president is proof of George Washington’s concern that political parties jeopardize a functioning republic.