1) Killing is a natural occurrence. It’s a natural way to establish dominance. Either kill or be killed; the winner lives and the loser has no say-so because the loser is dead. It’s an uncomplicated-truth though it is harsh.
You may think that’s not true. Or that it’s always a “traumatic event” for people.
In fact, you may ask, as others have: “What about the children in other countries? The ones we fight?” Well, that’s not a matter of nature. That’s nurture! Those children are not traumatized. They are trained. Trained by people that want to win and live. And that’s natural.
My response? I’m not worried about THOSE children. Those children already understand what I’m explaining. I’m worried about OUR children.
I’m worried about people (children and adults) thinking that humans killing each other is an unnatural act. I’m worried about it because peace is an illusion and sustaining life requires dealing with REALITY.
Face it, killing has been going on since the beginning of time. Killing. Breathing. Sex. One is as natural as the next.
Do you know what else is natural? The pecking order. It’s true for wolves. It’s true for humans. And it’s true for other species as well. Put a number of dogs, horses, or men in a box. What would you expect? Dominance displays. It is the natural order of things. A leader will emerge. Someone will be in charge. A pecking order will be established. How will that pecking order be established? Through fighting. That’s how it works.
Don’t ignore this point. Just like many other species, human societies can not function without a pecking order.
2) DOMINANCE VIA RESOURCE CONTROL
For those of you out there who think that the USA has enough oil now … that we can be energy independent … that is NOT the issue.
It is not about the energy or the oil.
It is about the money. And the pecking order.
The government at the top of the pecking order wants to be in charge of ALL of the petroleum products. Why? Because if you are in control of all the petroleum products, you are in control of the military. After all, a military can not exist without petroleum products.
You fight to get to the top slot in the pecking order, and then you control resources and continue to fight in order to maintain the top slot. That’s how it works.
If you control oil then you control every military in the world … If you control oil, like the United States has for a number of years, then you sit atop the pecking order.
And, yes, the USA has controlled oil. You can look it up – it happened under the Nixon administration. Nixon basically said, “I’ll tell you what. All you Arabs over there: you sell your oil. We will protect your oil fields. And anybody who wants to buy it … they will have to buy it in US Dollars.”
Why is this important? It becomes clear when we take a look at the practical application. Let’s say that Canada wants to buy oil. First, they have to buy US Dollars. Only after they’ve bought US Dollars can they buy oil. Buying US Dollars … That means the USA makes a profit. So it’s about money. And power.
Iran tried to sell oil in something other than US Dollars and what happened there? We invaded Afghanistan and Iraq.
Drug rules apply. You can not sell crack on someone else’s corner without getting shot.
Iran tried to sell crack on our corner.
You shouldn’t do that.
It interferes with our profit.
And it interferes with our power.
Not a wise thing to do.