By Liberty Report Staff
It's very troubling to read Gallup's poll that a majority of Americans support military action against North Korea if the United States cannot accomplish its goals by more peaceful means first.
It means the war propaganda is working.....again!
Because Americans are trained to believe that majorities are sacrosanct, it acts to convince many in the minority to keep quiet. Their better judgement must be off in some way.
After all, if the majority says "steal," it means you have to steal. If the majority says "invade," it must mean you have to invade. If the mob is stirred into a frenzy, the mob must be right.
How many times must Americans replay this same script?
A majority supported Reagan invading Grenada.
A majority supported George H.W. Bush invading Panama.
A majority supported George H.W. Bush and his catastrophic decision to place troops into Saudi Arabia to get involved with a skirmish between Iraq and Kuwait.
A majority supported Clinton invasions in Serbia and Kosovo.
A majority supported George W. Bush's even bigger catastrophe of invading Iraq.
In each case (and many others) the U.S. was not attacked by the target nations.
Americans are like hampsters in a wheel.
Fear ---> War Fever ---> Regret ---> Fear ---> War Fever ---> Regret
"How could we have been so naive?"
"They lied to us again."
"We need to elect another president to wipe away the guilt of war."
The next president comes along, and the same script is replayed.
Around and around we go.
The military should be used for defensive purposes only. The U.S. military should be defending the U.S. only.
The U.S. has not been attacked by North Korea.
Gallup tells us that Americans support military action anyway.
Can we just skip to the regret now? Or must we go through yet another disastrous war generated by the military-industrial-complex and the majority?