When humans raise their consciousness, shed the myth of authority, and not only stop honoring participants of human slaughter but openly encourage them to seek more beneficial means of employment, tools like this will be ready to take the soldier’s place.
For many hundreds and even thousands of years, war was considered honorable. In a very primitive sense, when it’s my tribe against yours with limited resources, I can understand why a warrior would be seen as a giver of life and survival. Times have changed. We have the technology and abundance to outgrow this primitive, destructive approach. We can collaborate and cooperate together across the globe.
We have to hurry as there’s much work to do together. There’s a planet to repair, billions to feed, and oceans to restore and thrive in (give Joe Quirk’s Seasteadjng a read). These autonomous killing machines are coming. Daniel Suarez’s book Kill Decision paints a pretty bleak picture. I think we’re right at a point where we can still stop that path from materializing. It takes people all over opting out, from military contractors, to family members encouraging their loved ones not to enlist, to individuals standing up for what’s truly right instead making themselves a tool of an oligarchy system.
If you think I’m being too harsh, have some honest conversations with more than just a few veterans. Listen to their heartbreaking stories. Give Smedley Butler’s War is a Racket a read. The time is now to stand for peace and take security into our own hands within our families and our communities. This experiment in freedom was never supposed to have a standing army, and it certainly wasn’t meant to be the largest military industrial empire the world has ever seen. Those who took an oath can uphold it to no higher degree than if they were to quit today and get back to the original intentions of honoring an experiment like no other at the time.
We were meant to be free in mind and body. The toll on those brainwashed through boot camp to become instruments of death is far too great. Replacing them with automated weapons is no solution either. The path forward is free, open trade and cooperation. Together we can accomplish far more than if we remain separate.
Luke Stokes is a father, husband, programmer, STEEM witness, DAC launcher, consultant, and voluntaryist who wants to help create a world we all want to live in. Learn about cryptocurrency at UnderstandingBlockchainFreedom.com