The cost was not worth whatever was trying to be achieved

Living the best you know how to

The only life you know to live

One day you get up

And never go home

 

This is the true cost

Regardless of the backstory

Or the backstory to the backstory

All the way back to the origin

 

The cost was people

The cost was life

The cost was not worth whatever was trying to be achieved

 

Regardless of governments

Power, influence & control

Proxy wars, guerrilla conflicts

Wars for profit and gain, to control the narrative

 

The cost was people

The cost was life

The cost was not worth whatever was trying to be achieved

 

Unwavering belief, faith

You are right, they are wrong

There is no doubt

Yet of course, both are wrong

 

The cost was people, who were just living the best they knew how to

The cost was life, the only life their origin story gave them to live

The cost was not worth whatever was trying to be achieved

The cost was a loss of innocence and an interminable churn

 

When will our species ever learn and begin to change?

If you value your ideals over the lives of others

Are your ideals really worth valuing?

 

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  1. I am one of those people who believe that if I say I believe something, if I stand for something, it is worth fighting for. But I have never believed that it is worth the life of myself or of others. I believe that you must believe and fight within reason. And what happened on this day in history, what happens damn near every day in history, is not within reason.

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