As many a marketeer would enlighten you, every product , every concept , eventually, lapses it's shelf life. Forcing one to replace , upgrade or make the kill.
War is a Cash cow, so is , the hope of peace (shorter shelf life though).
As long as the demand subsists , It sells.
Kings , marketeers, song writers would develop different models of the same ideology. With the same patriotic foot note. Of the utopian days to come . They would put it on the shelves and with correct marketing, you would create a sufficing demand, and it would sell.
War it self is an abstraction you buy in to .
But the a necessary evil of this game is , you having to choose a side. And it necessarily doesn't mean that it is the ideal. But rules are rules are rules.
Patriots , who gather beyond shores, will consume patriotism fried , devilled & garlic picked, with Chardonnay & merlot to go.
Even the devil's advocates , would make a few shillings, yelling of the vices .
But those "human shield" people ? Did they cheer the wrong team? Were they people who were stuck in the wrong stand? Or are they just an unnecessary hindrance to the game ?
Somebody once told me "There are more people living off a war than dying from it"……………………….
Today our paths crossed again, and he said
"It is all in the packaging"……………………..