Fear and blame are usually the root of how war is justified to the masses.
We look to our leaders to make the right decisions in protecting their people but, bias and fear pushed by media influence is usually how the masses choose to engage the topic.
A perfect example is 911, when the attackers of the world trade centers were identified as Muslim American’s felt Justified in the War that President Bush waged upon Muslim’s. Fear and trauma backed with media coverage, is what ultimately justified the attacks on not just Muslim’s but American citizens who practice the Muslim faith.
I think it’s important to remember, that even with Lindbergh's hesitations in America being a part of World War 2, That America did not only benefit but also established itself as a world dominant power.
America utilized this war, and the war before as a blue print to Justify future war's and attack’s on countries around the world. Vietnam was the first war that American’s could see how power marginalized on a global scale.
In this speech, we hear Charles Lindbergh's played by @Russell Tovey fear in engaging the Nazi’s during world war 2.
He speaks on understanding "the fear that the English and Jewish people were feeling" while saying in the same breath, that this is not an American War. Reminding the English and Jewish people that peace is the best answer in approaching this violent matter.
This topic reminds me so much of the battle happening with Black Lives Matter. We often struggle to understand oppression until we are confronted with it ourselves.
Until our loved ones are being attacked and our lively hood is on the line. Peace often times falls to the bottom of totem pole of options, when our children are attacked, when our brother are beaten, and executed in the streets. We change our views on the matter when violence has entered our communities.
It becomes almost impossible to reason with a sociopath with an agenda.
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