Post Number:#1 March 19th, 2012, 3:45 pm
It is no secret that war is a big aspect of this world. I have heard of wars fought in the name of sovereignty, and I have heard of wars fought in the name of freedom. But what happens to young soldiers who become old generals? Unable to fight in the field any longer, yet still having spent their whole lives surviving war, learning war, and being employed as a man paid to fight against another for the sake of some noble cause - does it not make sense to conclude that young soldiers who become old generals fight wars only for the sake of continuing their occupation in life? Do not lawyers seek to become judges? And officers, generals? And sports-man, coaches? And even the student the teacher? Or the pupil, the master? Is it not simply an effect of growing old that the men who know only war, wage war as if they were a teacher to a pupil, or a judge to a lawyer? To this effect, is it not obvious when conspiracy theorists talk about the modern economy of warfare that we have the financial interests of old war generals guiding our young into a path and a tradition that has been walked on for thousands of years? Are these questions mainly rhetorical?
"Existentiam numen Dominus." - even twice a day a broken clock is right.