I’ve always been uncomfortable with the talk of going to war. It’s not that I believe that if you just hug everyone no one will fight anymore. I have just never understood the politics of it and I can’t have much of an opinion or argue about something if I don’t understand it.
It’s easily clear to me when something happens like when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. An obvious attack on us and we had to defend ourselves. When September 11 happened, this was another obvious attack on us and we absolutely needed to do something. Where it was confusing to me was do we attack another country or a group of people or what exactly? And where? I didn’t have a personal opinion either way because I just felt I didn’t know enough. I asked friends and trusted others their feelings and thought about their responses. It still didn’t clarify it for me. Nothing was cut and dried, black and white.
By now you know I don’t trust our government. While this particular administration is, in my opinion, the worst, I have never trusted government. I do believe that in matters of national security, not everything should be made public but I also think a lot of things are being hidden from us in the name of national security.
So I don’t profess to understand anything about decisions about going or not going to war, or anything else in that realm. At all. But since I have a background in parenting and early childhood education, I know the one thing you don’t do with your kids is make a threat you never intended to keep and/or not address a serious issue at the time it happens. The same theory works with enemies.
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