When I was a teen . . .



I am 70 years old. When I was a pre-teen and teenager, Vietnam was in full swing. Every news outlet had Vietnam stuff on it, seven days a week, ad infinitum, ad nauseum. We saw everything. Todays news reports are somewhat censored as to what is really going on, compared to the Vietnam era. I am sure that whatever is going on in Gaza is far worse than what we are seeing on TV.

Is it genocide? The very nature of war is genocide.

There have been very few wars waged where genocide, more or less, hasn’t been an occurence, and in some cases an unspoken goal. The only way (following is my opinion) to end genocide is to end war. The only way war is going to end is for every country on the planet to completely disarm. To surrender all machines of war to the United Nations. For the UN to be the only government on the planet to own weapons, and for the UN to become a planet wide government, with all countries becoming as States or Provinces of the UN. For many of us in the Science Fiction fan community, this has been a life long dream. We can pretty much thank religious extremism (fundamentalism) for the UN’s present state.