The arms trade is responsible for the deaths of millions of people. The world’s leading arms dealers are therefore responsible for the arming of those who have money to spend, authoritarian oil countries are there to be drained of cash.
War is a tragic error in values. It used to be the armies that would draw up and one would be defeated and the victors return home or invade the other’s lands.
These modern days, the billions spent to defend or attack end up destroying one or several civilisations. Is this a result of the world’s globalised economy, or the sudden breakout of nationalism: the funding of the the gross waste of the economically fixated old-style economics dominant in the right-wing governments of the UK and USA at this time. Two very indebted nations. They rely on the income from nation building after the arms trade has destroyed an enemy.
The consumption of humanity for economic reasons or other abstracts has resulted in more death, destruction and rebuilding. Does this offer wealth investment opportunities gaining access to contracts that would not exist without the convincing gravity of a war. Such spending in peace time is rejected but when funds are denied to local councils, education and health, when the government is hostile to immigrant labour, the structure that builds tomorrow’s growth is undermined. We become a nation of tax dodging owners of apparent wealth.
Now we can even fight wars remotely. If this suffering is the engine of economic success, there is something very wrong with our fundamental philiosophy. We claim capitalism is brilliant, and yet the governments of two of the most capitalistic countries in the world are so severely in debt. In Trump’s America, end days are upon us, we may as well go out with a bang than wimpering on.