“The man placed the hanging rope around his neck, and then jumped from the chair”
Every time I have explained these concepts before, people got mad at me, and in some cases they stopped talking to me completely!!
I tried not to post this one too close to Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, so not to hurt any feelings, but at some point I have to post it, if I want to be honest with my thoughts and beliefs in this blog, especially if I want to present A Different Perspective, even if people might not like it, and with it get mad at me.
I don’t know if there is a concept for the existence of the military that I don’t know about, but what I can see and believe is that the existence of military and the existence of the concept of reverence for the military imply a denial of true civilization.
Let me explain
Throughout history the military has been an important part of the growth of some countries, mostly because it allowed them to conquer and take control of territory and goods from them. Most of the times when a country invaded another in history, it was with the intention of self growth; and in order to keep control over the acquired territories, the introduction of their own customs, religions and ways of living was used, transforming with it the ways the population of the conquered territory used to have.
It was the times of kingdoms, and the different names such organizational way could have at the time. So these kingdoms expanded physically in order to grow, and this, by the means of conquering and taking the resources of the conquered land (and its people). At these times, the military used to be at the service of the kings, being more a force of attack for material gains to their country, rather than defense of their land and its people.
In modern days, and due mostly to the importance of international corporations who trade and move money from one place to another, it has become virtually impossible to conquer other countries as a way of growth, since these corporations have become the ones who truly control the direction of the countries they are based at and commerce with. It is known that a country that is close to entering war usually looses lots of international investment, while at the same time these corporations are the ones who nowadays dictate when and where would be “convenient” to create a war. And the military is there, now not at the service of a king, but rather at the service of corporations
And so, nowadays terrorism has become the ghost to be used to convince the modern peasants of the need to go into war, and support it. Before a peasant didn’t have a say it a kings decisions; today people consume the goods from the big corporations, so they have to support the decision of war, as a way for the corporations of not to loose business. Then the convenience of the terrorism concept as a way to lead the minds of people that supposed to keep consuming goods, yet investigates and self cultivate in the true reasons of war in the same ways a peasant used to do in the kingdom’s times.
So military has always been at the true service of the ones in power, whatever the name or organizational way they may have; and the story of defense from possible attacks comes from the original conquering lords of the past, to the nowadays international corporations of financial dominance.
Military has always existed to serve the kings, not the peasants; the elites, not the people! Before it was to defend the king and his way of life, to the cost of the peasants; today is to defend the elite’s way of life, and as we all know, to the cost of the people.
Military true concept is to be the weapon of those in power. As an individual level, a soldier might join the military forces with true, genuine desires of serving his/her country; but soon they can discover while at war in combat, what they are really doing is to serve the elite on power, usually to their own demise!
It could be considered that, together with the action of attack, immediately we have the concept of being attacked, and so the true reason for a military defense system; but if we analyze, in the past those who attacked where the biggest empires, which were the ones who boasted the possession of the higher levels of civilization at the time, while the attacked countries where the smallest, considered the ones to be uncivilized.
Nowadays the country attacking are those where international corporations have their biggest investments, and so these countries are the biggest, more powerful ones, and they also boast having the higher levels of civilization
The more civilized attacked, while the least civilized had a military force for defense only!
So the true reason for the existence of a military force in a “civilized” country is to have the possibility of attack, rather than defense.
Now, in both cases; attacking to conquer and grow, and defense in case of being attacked, the existence of the concept of military implies the possibility of confrontation between people of two or more different location and customs. In both cases it implies the concept in people’s minds of violence among people.
Because of the existence of the concept of violence among people, the fear of being attacked by others has to exist in the subconscious mind of people, creating with it the reverence for those who will protect them in case of being attacked; so the reverence for the military becomes a subconscious element in people.
Then we get to the point where there is the existence of this reverence for the military in people’s minds. Even when nowadays for most the sole idea of war can be considered not a true human characteristic, the reverence still exists. So the concept in people that war is not the right way would be more a learned concept in their minds, while the reverence for the military is a concept in their minds based in a subconscious fear of being attacked.
My point is, in a true civilization, shouldn’t the fear of being attacked by others not exist at all? In other words, shouldn’t the concept of violence between people be considered a simply not possible event?
If a truly civilized system would never consider the possibility of attacking for gain, then the possibility of being attacked by others for their own gain would also not to be of consideration.
In a situation like this, the concept of the existence of military would be not only unacceptable among people, but simply nonexistent in people’s minds! Since attacking would be out of the question, the possibility of being attacked should not exist.
Then there would be no reverence for the military, but even more, there would be disgust for such concept (the concept of the existence of military forces, not the soldiers as people), and with it also there would be no pride in being part of such organization.
Yet today is exactly the opposite!
There is this reverence for the military and there is this pride for being part of it, which in my concepts it shows that people as a society still need to have a change in subconscious processes in order to truly be considered civilized. Only when people and their social systems don’t have at all the concepts of invasion as a way of profits, and the subconscious fear of being attacked, then they would have advanced an important step in civilization.
I know with this post many people would get mad at me. Every time I have explained these concepts to someone, especially those who reverence the military and/or are part of it, they got mad at me, although nobody so far has come up with a good argument in favor of the inclusion of military in a higher state of civilization.
Just something to think about