Is War Justified?

Let me ask you instead

Are all people fair?

Are all people able to discern right from wrong?

Are we all full of knowledge and wisdom?

Are we to bow to people who wish to devour us?

Who wish to destroy us for their own greed?

For those who desire power over us?

For those who envy your abundance?

For those who would destroy you for their own benefit?

Can we let the gates be fully open to those who take more than they need?

We should welcome the needy in.

We should be ready to offer generously those who are starved.

Offer mercy

Give graciously.

But once they are filled, and they are well, and they are in health, then teaching is to be declared

Teach the uneducated

Equip them with tools

Offer them guidance

Then release them to create their own abundance.

But those that return to steal from you,

To raid from your toil.

Who do not want to do the work,

You should close the gates to them

Put the sentry to guard

And if they do not desist,

But instead try other means, tricks and cunning,

You shall be forced to take up arms.

The offer of friendship and alliance should be offered

Treaties and the hope of compromise

And if they agree but still send their scouts and their raiding parties

Then, they are declaring war upon you.

The draw bridge shall be drawn upwards

And a declaration is made clearly to them

Any party that crosses into your abundant lands

Shall be cut down.

Vengeance is not required

But guarding and defence…. yes.

Do not withdraw the troops until The Oppressor gives up all hope.

If the Oppressor and thief continue to raid and do not desist,

Then send a messenger to your allies.

Send for help

Continue to build your arms

Train your army

Warn the Oppressor to desist!

Peace is preferable!

Friendship desired!

And if they agree but you see their tanks building in the horizon and the raiding parties and scouts continue to be found upon your borders…

Then you know that they have declared war upon you.

Abundance is for everybody.

But thievery, and ill desire should receive its own reward.

For no good thing can come from it.

And Evil and Goodness cannot not be allies.

Wisdom cannot bed with Foolishness

So is war justified?

I shall simply suggest that the question is in fact faulty.

War is the last defence.

No war is desired.

War sometimes comes to us despite our every good intention

War is not a desire

But it is brought to us and we must decide to stand firm within it.

Standing firm against ill doing and wrong doing.

Yes.

A thousand times yes

Do not lose your lands for the benefit of peace

You will lose everything

And no mercy shall be bestowed upon you.

Love cannot bed itself with Hate.

And hate devours and destroys, controls and lies to its friends.

Be assured that they are no friend indeed.

Aggression has no justification.

But standing up, to defend the weak

Standing guard over the vulnerable

And not standing as one who is powerless

Yes.

A thousand times yes.

Be a force that no party will challenge or reckon with.

Collect your evidence

Be certain beyond any doubt

Aggression is never justified

But War can come upon you and you must be ready

Defend and protect

Stand up to those who do not regard your values

War I suggest should not be desired but sometimes should not be avoided.

Enter it with deep thought

Understanding of it’s consequences

It’s losses and it’s gains

Do not desire it

But do not give over to those who have ill intent and are aggressive towards you

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