War Won’t Solve A Thing Anymore! It Is Obselete

By Donald A. Collins | 11 January 2022
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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.

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.

But my 11th reason to avoid war is that war is obsolete.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.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?” and “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population”.

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