Tuesday, July 01, 2008

War with Iran

I just read an article that says to me that the current administration in the US is hell-bent on a war with Iran (Preparing the Battlefield: The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran).

I talked about war a year ago in this post: The Insanity of War. My attitude has not changed and what I quoted in that post still applies:

Back in 1950, in the book Dianetics, L. Ron Hubbard said something about war that is 100% applicable today: Wars never solve the need of wars. Fight to save the world for democracy or save it from Confucianism and the fight is inevitably lost by all. War has become associated in the past with competition, and it has been believed, therefore, by shifty logic, that wars were necessary. A society which advances into a war as a solution of its problems cannot but depress its own survival potential. No government was ever permitted to enter a war without costing its people some of their liberties. ... A democracy engaging in war has always lost some of its democratic rights. As it engages in more and more wars, it eventually comes under the command of a dictator. ... So went Greece, so went Rome. So goes England. So goes Russia. And so goes the United States and with it goes mankind.
What do you think of the warlike activities of the current US government? What effect is it having on our liberties?


Jim Gatos said...

Seriously, I think RUNS better when the Democrats are at the helm.. but that's me.. and that's also an observation of Donald Trump...

These threats back and forth are illogical and childish. I honestly hope and pray someday we find out WE ARE NOT ALONE, there are other more advanced alien life forms out there, that they think we're nuts, and they don't want anything to do with us because we're all a bunch of "barbarians"..

Not everyone, of course.. I think you and I, Grahame, are "above" that sort of thing..

I'm trying to make a weak joke, but you know what I mean..


Grahame said...

Hey Jim,

I honestly think that the majority of the people of this world don't want wars.

The key question about any war is "Qui Bono?".

Clearly the common man doesn't, clearly the people who are killed don't. I'll leave it up to you (and other readers) to make up your own mind on this point.

I don't know what chance it has of success, but I support The Campaign for Liberty. Maybe if enough people get on board we may be able to bring about a change for the better.