Enough of this humane war! Enough of the compassionate war! Let the Horror begin!

September 17, 2011

I don’t want any more humane wars. I want war to be cruel and bloody… the way it is supposed to be. There is no incentive to avoid war if we are always going to Nation Build. People like Ron Paul talk about the free market as being natural, but then he fails to realize that the fear of bloodshed and horror is what keeps us from war. If we fight our wars compassionately then we will continue to not try to avoid conflict. Such institutions like the Red Cross and the Geneva convention has made war pragmatic and clean… or at least for the party that has greater chance of attrition. Where was the Red Cross during the Holocaust? Let there be blood! Let there be fatality so that when some angry horde gets beaten they don’t come back for more.

Star Trek – A Taste of Armageddon

(Wikipedia) In the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “A Taste of Armageddon“, people who were deemed war casualties by the government of Eminiar VII were required to enter suicide booths. Treaty arrangements require that everyone who is calculated as “dead” in the hypothetical thermonuclear war simulated using computers actually dies, without actually damaging any infrastructure. In the end, the computers are destroyed, the war can no longer be calculated in this way, the treaty breaks down, and faced with a real threat, (presumably) peace begins.