Have you been in war youself? Have you read any of the propaganda for Gulf Wars, Vietnam ..etc? Propaganda are full of deception and lies which soldiers are brainwashed with.
True enough Hex.. It is remarkable that people with little freedom in their own lands will die for it in another, or that people without justice will share what they have with neighbors... The less people have of the qualities they need, the more they must be inspired by propaganda and pumped up with lies to do the dirty work they do for all the rich who sit back on their butts doing nothing... The problem for such countries is that the culture of corruption has already spread... To divide rich from poor people must be given ideologies, and myths, which do not feed them or make them strong... So the meaning goes out of a society, the way freedom and justice for all has become an empty phrase in this land... At some point, the soldiers and the citizens realize that they are willing to kill for something they no longer possess, but they are not willing to die for it...
It is like our drones we have over the heads of our enemies, that seek to cut off the heads of every serpent raised to strike us, and they are all controlled from some cube farm in Maryland by people wearing clean clothes, who never once face death, who at the end of their shifts go home to their families as though nothing even happened, and it did not... It is a crime to kill without the threat of death, but for what would we die... We do not want to die, and the thought fills us with dread... If we believe in God we realize the magnitude of our crime, and if we do not believe in God we realize we are dying for nothing, to have nothing, to know no meaning after death, to give up all for nothing except the benefit of a few..