A few words from your Feb. 12 Associated Press article on drones caught my attention. But a definition first: “Paranoia: a personality disorder characterized by delusions of persecution and self-importance. 2. An abnormal tendency to suspect and mistrust others.” (Illustrated Oxford Dictionary).
The words from your article: “...(An) increased focus on Asia as the Afghanistan war winds down.” Why are we already gearing up for some confrontation or even war with Asia — i.e. North Korea, China or someone else who doesn’t worship us or our values? Can’t we step back and rest from our belligerence for a while? Are our “delusions of persecution” and our arrogance so great that we have to go from one war to another nonstop? Have Iraq and Afghanistan so maddened us with self-importance and blood-lust that we just can’t stop the killing and maiming and destroying?
Is war just another “X” game or sport to us? Have we become that abnormally addicted to its hellish brutality that we create enemies so we can harass and fight them?