Every now and then, I find a video that really intrigues me. I am fascinated by the war machine and how politics and money seemed to be reliant on war for growth.
In George Orwell's 1984, there is one quote really stood out to me.
“The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.”
― George Orwell, 1984
War is a game to destroy the products of human labor. It is way to expense human labor into thin air. If a certain amount of resources are spent in waging war, those same resources are therefore not used to improve human lives.
The speaker in this video is George Friedman.
I like his opening remark:
"There has never been a century in which we did not have a global war."
I would love to hear your comments on this video...
Do you think that war is near?
Is it possible that the next global war is already here?
Video originally posted by Brain Bar, on their YouTube Channel.