There is a difference between giving up what you are doing to make weapons to defend yourself against an enemy who is coming to invade you, and leaving your unemployment to make weapons to attack a contender who never existed. When faced with the possibility of an enemy, that is, the mechanism of the condition of war, based on ignorance and its consequent manipulation, is activated, it is a question of following the libretto, where the only problem would be that one of the actors does not comply or is negligent in the role assigned to him.
The best trade negotiations, in the long term, are achieved between cultures that speak the same language, unless, of course, the differences are exploited by third parties; the England, United States and Australia axis is an indisputable example of this. Now, how can we make the bond of a common language take a back seat? Through factors of a political order, as religious, which work satisfactorily from an ignorant, poor and needy population, because from lack, from need, it is that it can polarize itself to the mass promising – without fulfilling – a welfare in exchange for its irrational fidelity.
Within the manipulable mass, there are the so-called, somewhat contemptuously, «globulods», which would be those born consumers of headlines, of those who copy/paste causes without getting too involved in them, in the sense of not knowing the ultimate consequences or the first origin of them (understand: without any notable effort). In principle, they would not seem too much, but, like everything else that can be manipulated, it is normal that they end up exercising a force in favour of de facto power. For example, in the USA, you are more likely to see a feminist banner against Trump on television than a water banner against Dick Cheney.
The point that cannot be lost sight of, the background to be considered as such, can be seen if we focus the lens on the monetary flow, the commercial movement, the economic situation that is established after each move of the actors of a certain military pseudo-framework. The approach of a US fleet to North Korea has one repercussion, the direct bombing of a Syrian territory by the US has another repercussion, but both situations are the result of a mandate that does not seek, not by chance, the welfare of any population of any country.
Now, in this panorama, where we have the bulk of the voting mass of very low intellectual level -if it is not illiterate to use-, consumer and unthinking, between which, and more or less on which, the globulods operate -whose capacity for discernment is, at least, doubtful-, we should not be surprised that certain characters emerge as warlords who represent, apparently measurable in audience, this or that part of that voting mass and that the globulods make the wave. Serious? Could be. But not seriously . . . because we can still revive the Bastille.