Why do we fight wars? For justice? For freedom? For glory?
Or for money?
All war under the capitalist system is, inevitably, simply a conflict of the economic interests of one nation and another (or multiple others). From the colonial interests of the two World Wars, to the Oil interests of the wars in the Middle East, there is one key driving factor — Capital.
The Capitalist class of each nation is constantly vying for growth, increased profit and larger markets. As a result of the capitalist tendency to overproduce, the Capitalists must inevitably demand war and destruction to “renew” their markets, increase the capacity to profit — and wars must grow ever more destructive as technology continues to evolve and the population continues to grow. Capitalism has reached its carrying capacity, and must therefore murder and destroy in order to continue its cancerous growth. If we are to survive as a global society, we must “cut out the tumour” , as it were, lest it continue to grow and damage our proverbial societal “body”.
“The worker has no interest in maintaining war production.” Why indeed, is it to the worker’s interest? Is it to his interest to produce instruments of death to be used in the slaughter of his fellow workers? Obviously not.
Just what is the object of this war production? Even prominent administrative officials of the “democratic” countries admit that this war is, as the last war was, a trade war, a war for markets and profits.” – Socialist Party of Canada, 1941
Before we jump into another war with Iran, or China, or Syria, or what have you — maybe we should consider whom and what we’re really fighting for.
My boss just texted me asking to come into work at 4:30 in the morning and I threw my phone down and was like “you’re such a faggot I fucking hate you” and then I heard the Siri confirmation noise and I picked up my phone and