War: the ultimate proof of human insanity
As the world moves ever closer to war, whether Russia and the U.S., Iran vs. Israel, ISIS against every one who doesn’t embrace their ideology, or China mobilizing for dominance in space, land, and sea, there’s one inevitable truth behind all of this, that wars of the future will be more devastating and more destructive than anything that has gone before. We see the utter inhumanity in the cold blooded rape, pillage and death that ISIS has unleashed in the name of Islam and their desire to create a caliphate which will dictate to every human being what they will believe, wear, worship and abide by their interpretation of the Koran. The beheading of Christians and so-called “unbelievers” or infidels, the mass slaughter of men and the forced rape and subjugation of women and children.
Where has humanity gone? Where are the so-called forces of the United Nations who were theoretically formed as a peacekeeping force to mandate peacekeeping operations? Where is the collective will of the nations who mostly sit on the sidelines of these atrocities and allow the slaughter to go on? Does it have to reach the door steps of these countries to bring them to their senses and take action? Do they need a knife at their own throats to wake up to the horror and dangers of this ever growing evil?
When the human body has a cancerous growth, we radiate it, surgically remove it, or poison it with chemotherapy. When the world stands by and allows this cancerous movement to grow among us, then we are hastening the death of the host itself, humanity at large.
As President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said:
“One day, the people of the world will want peace so much that the governments are going to have to get out of their way and let them have it.”
Maybe that day will never come until mankind realizes that war, death, and destruction are too big a cost to bear, and peace is the only alternative. Maybe then, this human insanity will give way to sanity.
Ron Watson, American Press Association