may you live to reach 100 and more years and may you be healthy and happy till the day you die !
In principle I am against war ... unless somebody attacks me ... and yes we had a Force rather like you describe, it was called 'The Home Service Force' in which I was a Troop Leader (S/Sgt.). All ex-regulars, all local lads, based on their own county regiments for admin purposes, mine the DLOY, (C-HSF Sqn.) Nobody fights better than local lads protecting their own ! Perhaps that was why we didn't last long ... 'central government wants central power and NOT local power-houses'.
There is quite a bit that can be done to reduce the living population without KILLING anybody ...
If we would simply allow people to die 'who have no possible chance of recovering to a normal state of life', (yes, one can argue about what 'normal life' is) but it seems to me that, IN AN OVERCROWDED WORLD, 'bringing people back to life' (that means that they died for whatever reason) KNOWING FULL WELL that there is no chance of them ever recovering, is rather insane. It's the same with unborn babies, we actually operate on the hearts of unborn babies, still in their mothers womb, KNOWING FULL WELL that they will never be able to live a full life. And yes that means actually working and paying for their own existence at some stage of their lives, for who else must do it ?
I once read that in Europe there are more than 120,000 people in permanent comas, several for over a decade ! Even if they were to wake up their body functions would never allow them to take an active part in life and we call that 'medical advancement'. I should rather give water to a thirsty African.
I also think that anybody who needs and accepts international emergency help, following say a famine caused by drought, should be sterilized so that they can not bring ever more hungry mouths in to such arid regions. Then the survivors might just have a chance of living well.
If a young teenage survivor gets sterilized, they can't then have ten kids, who each have ten kids, which means that in 50 years there will be a hundred less people than there would otherwise have been. I think that the human rights of that young survivor are a small price to pay to save a hundred future children from starving. Sterilizing a few thousand during, or better still before, a famine could reduce the future population by millions.
Another example: Haiti, most of our help has done very little to put those poor people back on their feet, they still live in abject poverty and need ever more help to feed their starving children ! It's the devil chasing his own tail
I didn't want to but ... if the Pope would ENCOURAGE the use of condoms that would save MILLIONS of people getting all sorts of infections and becoming desperately ill and it might actually prevent many, many thousands of unwanted births. What a sick club the Catholic Church is ... and we slag off the Muslims !
Not to worry eh, got to make the most of what we each have. Thanks for prodding me on, it's good to get it of one's chest.
Merry xmas and a safe and healthy new year to you and yours.