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"War As Social Work"

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Submitted by Renee Bouvier (United States), Nov 8, 2007 at 15:32

If a country's government along with its taxspayers are not prepared to foot the bill and/or are financially incapable of footing the bill for social reconstruction, then that country's military should not become and/or declare itself as an occupying force or power. This is especially true for a government, which is unable to fulfill its socioeconomic and sociopolitical responsibilities and obligations to its own infrastructure and indigenous population at home.

It has been demonstrated over and over again that one cannot have his cake and likewise eat it without suffering irreparable consequences. Before voting a regime into power, myopically cheerleading its foreign policies, and then, beating the war drums, it is wise to first fully and objectively analyze such blind and foolish endeavors. The moral of the story is: Think before you enter the voting booth. Otherwise, you may find many of your young, talented fellow citizenry, the future leaders of our beloved country, voting with their feet. American supremacy is a very subjective and dangerous ideology reminiscent of other past hegemonic powers we would rather not repeat or remember. We are only and ultimately hurting ourselves in propagating such an ideology of supremacy just as the Germans once foolishly did.

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