We need to keep the military in its proper place as honorable protectors and demilitarize the rest of society. We're not an army except in times of declared war like WWII. Then everyone is recruited. We need to take a military's violent purpose and strict ranks out of our social structure, institutions, organizations, and laws. Governments, religions, schools, businesses, and societies should not be based on a military hierarchy, strategies, tactics, or philosophies. Designed as tools for the work of improving of the common good, none should be used as tools of war. Tools used to protect the hierarchy of privilege.
Their roots are healthy, but the growth has been forced into a detrimental shape by the gardeners. They aren't inherently bad, but the purpose for which they have been organized is. Efficient control through fear and conditioning.
It is time we unite to protect ourselves from the parents who would keep us children, orphans without support, obedient.
Look to Syria. The butcher Assad would rather rule a graveyard than surrender his privilege. His institutionalized torture of children turn a peaceful revolution into a bloodbath that is spreading misery around the world. A divided opposition allowed him to dig in an hold on until a fellow criminal tyrant, Putin, came to his aid. He would have been gone long ago, if the Russian Godfather hadn't given him protection on the "Security" Council. Both are criminal. Assad's war crimes and crimes against humanity are just more blatant. Putin has a modicum of subtlety. He was a spy before he became a gangster, a leader of organized crime. Russia is his major in-progress crime, assault and robbery, the Russian people the victims.
Most crimes in society are actually crimes of war, the Privilege War. Time to end it.
We are responsible for what we earn or take. We are not responsible for what we are given, just what we do with it. We don't choose what we are, but we do choose who we are and what we want to become. We can help shape the future or we can remain trapped by the past. Now is the time to choose. Otherwise, the decision gets made for you and you have no choice.
Trade and markets are economic tools. They shouldn't be more free than us.
We aren't an army, military or economic. We are a civilization.
Over time, the perception of labourers as part of enterprises declines into dehumanizing stratification with the majority viewed as expensive abstract data instead of essential participants. At first all are equal partners, then inequality arises in partnership until most become servants, then beasts of burden, robots, cogs, and then numbers. This is the structure of corporations and the foundation militarized society.
Militarized hierarchy protected early civilization but it is keeping it from maturing.
Time to grow up.