Do you remember the Star Trek episode, A Taste of Armageddon (1967), where people fought a computerized war and reported to disintegration booths as casualties?
I don’t write about politics on this blog, but when truth imitates science fiction…well, I need to talk about it. There was a recent New York Times article about drone wars that got me hot on this topic. Drone wars are on the rise. We’re headed to where “no man has gone before” and it just makes me sick.
Is this just one more way Uranus in Aries (detached savagery) and Pluto in Capricorn (big government) will appear in our futures ~ as computerized war mongers with volunteers as casualties? Will we, like our Star Trek volunteers, be lining up one day for the disintegration booth?
No bombs, no blood.
People will just be…gone.
Drones have been around for a while. We’ve been perfecting them in Pluto’s hidden places. They’re quite public now, though. That’s an armed Predator drone firing a Hellfire missile in the photo up there. No windows are necessary because the pilot is not in the drone. Where is the pilot anyway?
Maybe all the war-centered video games marketed to young boys have just been a way to prepare this generation to accept drone wars, a way to encourage them to become involved. Will they volunteer one day?
“The Age of Aquarius.” This is not what we bargained for, is it? It certainly doesn’t seem “humane” to me. Uranus will always surprise us. Pluto will always bring us new ways to destroy.
Maybe the Full Moon in Aries fueled my disgust for this and I just needed to get it out.
What are your views on the drone wars and war-centered video games?____________________________________________
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