Thursday, April 27, 2006
Wealthier People and Nations
Yes these actions are a threat to peace and security around the world. Any time wealthy nations and people invest too much of their resources into military weapons. They divert greatly needed recourses from humanitarian projects that could improve the lives of less fortunate people. The concentration of wealth and power often corrupts the decision making process deepening the gap between the fortunate and less fortunate. Because the wealthy have more power they are more responsible for correcting the wrongs of today.
When the economy of a nation is depended on the military industrial complex for its economic strength. This could bring a nation to war for the wrong reasons. A lack of balance between wisdom and strength with the greed of a few people prevailing is the catalyst to war.