Why can we not have an end to war?
Why will war always be with us?
Principally because a) men have the freedom to choose poorly, b) there is no absolute correlation between wealth and intelligence, c) wealth accumulation is often a sickness that clouds wise decision making, and d) wealthy people make the decision to go to war.
This leads us to the leadership of the United States of America today.
What we have ruling America today are wealthy people, addicted to wealth, blinded by greed, enamored with war, who choose to make poor decisions that will ultimately harm them and ourselves.
Our current leaders are unable to temper their greed.
Their greed has blinded them.
The war in the Ukraine is of their doing.
America owns that war and the resultant destruction.
The war can end tomorrow.
Our wealthy who control the leadership in Ukraine can make a deal with Vladimir Putin tonight.
Here is the deal.
Ukraine will be divided into two parts by the Dnieper river.
The western part, West Ukraine, will join NATO. The eastern part, East Ukraine, will be controlled by ethnic Russians. It will not join NATO, nor will it ever join NATO.
East Ukraine will become the buffer zone between NATO and Russia.
This is the smart compromise.
This is the compromise that a prudent decision maker would make.
Our leaders are not prudent.
They are blinded by their greed and the false delusional beliefs they have about themselves.
We live in a Kim Jong-Un society.
Our leaders believe that they are infallible living gods who are entitled to rule all that exists before them.
The world belongs to them, and that’s it.
They love conquest, and they love the war in the process.
War makes them money whether they win the war or not.
If they lose the war, they go on to fight another. And another.
Our leaders win either way.
Leaders never pay for their crimes until we kill them.
Until that day comes, we suffer and live through interminable war.
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