Guilt of arms companies

Let’s be blunt.

The purpose of military arms is to control, wound, maim or kill people, and/or to destroy property. The purpose for this killing and destruction is to impose the will of one group on another, and/or to hold or take territory. This occurs as an alternative to discussion and negotiation, either as a first or last recourse.

Arms companies produce the tools by which warfare is accomplished and in the modern context they are indispensible to it. Arms companies share the guilt for most modern conflict. As I will attempt to show in later posts, arms companies are, in fact, the direct and indirect instigators of much conflict.

The burden of guilt that arms companies bear is tremendous. In order to maintain themselves as members of society, they have to take certain actions. The same applies to individuals who work in arms companies. This lead to the phenomenon that I’m going to describe as ‘bloodwashing’.


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