Who would a war between the USA and Iran hurt?
Iran is the current iteration of an ancient people who have faced and survived conflicts with much worthier foes than today’s ‘bully of the world’. The U.S. is a collection of peoples without a common history, without a common interest and lacking a respectable common cause. It is best identified as a composite of humans living in a system that effectuates the elimination of viable community living and perpetuates atomization, individualization and personal insecurity. In effect, the life of each individual is shaped by darwanistic/capitalistic moral tenets. Under this system, the original sin of being ‘culturally insignificant’ can only be expiated by becoming officially certified as having met recognizable socio/economic value standards. These standards are established and imposed by those who dominate the financial-industrial-political and communication complex. This constitutes the modern manorial system that determines which individuals merit salvation and can be accorded recognition as a significant person. Iran is truly a nation and Iranians do not have to earn significance as an Iranian person. America is only a ragtag collection of expatriate wannabes driven by a misdirected ambition to accumulate meaningless symbols to disguise basic personal insecurity and descending international prominence. In short, we can disregard the Iranian question; the more important question is whether the U.S. can win the raging war within its own borders and become a nation.