After thinking about what war actually entails, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is always unnecessary.
That is not to say violence is always unnecessary – as I feel people are perfectly entitled to defend themselves against the initiation of violence (to include violence initiated by the State). However, war as defined by two State powers fighting each other is always unnecessary.
What is war other than two State powers fighting over control of tax and regulatory powers?
Think about a few scenarios.
If the Russians invaded America and were met with absolutely no resistance from anyone, what would they do?
What could we rationally expect them to do?
Throw out our politicians and install puppets right?
Isn’t that what we did in Iraq and Afghanistan?
What else do nations do when they go to war?
How would life change if our lives were directed by Russian puppets rather than American banker puppets?
Any change at all?
What if there were no government at all – what would the Russians do? Try to build a new one? Who would obey them? What would the Russians attack? The Google headquarters?
War is nothing more than two States fighting for control over the tax farm; where humans are cattle to be milked for their productive resources. To the common man, ultimately there is no difference over who the farmer is.
Fighting for freedom is not a war.
Freedom fighters necessarily can not be State actors.
Even the revolutionary war was fought over whether the power to tax was held by Britain or by the sovereign states.
Hence the revolutionary war was not a war for freedom, it was a war to determine who held control over the coercive power of taxation and regulation.
I like the revolutionary war as an example, because people so frequently associate it as a war for freedom.
But in the end, it simply resulted in a change in tax farm ownership.
If Britain had won the Revolutionary War, America would simply be a clone of the UK today. It is interesting to think about it though, since I doubt we would have involved ourselves in a civil war. – which again was nothing more than a war over who controls the power to tax and regulate.
Lincoln was on record as being a racist that wanted to send all the blacks back to Africa and would have voted to keep slavery if it meant keeping the union together.
Lincoln’s sole concern was keeping regulatory and tax power over the southern states firmly in Washington.
“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.”
but “where there is a will there is a way,” and what colonization needs most is a hearty will. Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest. Let us be brought to believe it is morally right, and, at the same time, favorable to, or, at least, not against, our interest, to transfer the African to his native clime, and we shall find a way to do it, however great the task may be.
My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union …