As negotiations over Ukraine perch on the brink of collapse, we conclude a war is imminent.
The loss if that does occur to everyone will be considerable but not nuclear, we hope. No one will win, many would die.
Did we have to stop Hitler? Yes, and until the full implications of Hiroshima sunk in, the world armed to the point where nuke use means mutual planetary suicide.
History tells us how so many major wars began almost by inadvertence, including WWI and the Civil War just to name 2.
Now, to echo what Lincoln opined about that famous pre-nuke war at Gettysburg in 1863, we are engaged in a great civil war, this time testing whether our democracy can survive Trump’s powerful evil internal attacks.
“This is a five alarm fire” – MI Sec of State Jocelyn Benson on state & local efforts to upend democracy.
If you read 1 article today, make it this: https://t.co/aMDplHoiR3
— Julie Cohen (@FilmmakerJulie) December 12, 2021
Now, to augment my main point, that human numbers are at an unsustainable level on our planet and climate change is well understood, if not adequately being addressed, the absurdity of not cooperating to survive becomes ever more evident.
Consider the word, acronym, which is 1. The representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than chronological, proper, or historical order. 2. One that is out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time: “A new age had plainly dawned, an age that made the institution of a segregated picnic seem an anachronism” (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.).
Like Don Quixote dueling with windmills as his faithful squire Sancho Panza tries to keep his noble but mad knight errant from harming himself or others.
You remember Cervantes famous novel! https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/donquixote/summary/
So as we are today, a small planet spinning its current species of humans (the late Richard Leakey and his parents helped us find evolutionary examples) who have propagated themselves into an increasingly ecological dead end, where nuclear war could erupt but hopefully won’t!
You can read a list of 10 obvious reasons not to go to war here.
— Peace & Justice Office MCC Canada (@MCCOttawa) November 8, 2017
But my 11th reason to avoid war is that war is obsolete. Sadly, that fact is still not well understood by power seeking oligarchs like Chi, Putin, Kim and, yes, that would like to be oligarch, Donald J. Trump.
"What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?": https://t.co/fHuh0CG6JD
"We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?": https://t.co/TA4j7cp1tE
"From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013": https://t.co/lkC2t3E1A9 pic.twitter.com/bQsL2mLBcO
— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) November 1, 2021
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