I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.
This is similar to the situation Drug Warriors and Prohibitionists have created within the U.S. and around the world. Prohibition brings violent SWAT raids, military-sized pollution and destruction, as well as spreading hateful corruption and conflict of interest, and horribly oppressive taxation.
In order to distract from the massively misguided and failed Vietnam War, President Nixon decided to declare a “War on Drugs” because peace loving hippies were not only against the Vietnam War in a vocal way, but a bunch of them used drugs, which arguably inspired and facilitated their peace-loving sensibilities. Thus Nixon declared war on, and attacked, hippy-world, the world without war and hate.
And clearly hippy-world did not see it coming. We can see this in the self-reporting of drug use statistics, which modern day Prohibitionists grossly misinterpret. Modern Prohibitionists claim drug use went way down as a result of Nixon’s War on Drugs, but that is a misrepresentation because the statistics did not register actual drug use but instead registered self-reported drug use.
This is a fairly similar phenomenon to what we see in foreign lands after missionaries sweep through. These days the missionaries hang with less violent companions and tend to be less physically violent themselves, but often their goals are the same: drive out the native religion completely and replace it with their brand of (Christianity, Islam, Aztec, Buddhism, etc…). But history has shown that indigenous peoples mostly pretended to give up their deeply felt ways and traditions, merely putting on a facade of conversion while their overlord bullies were around. Why? Because a bunch of freaking crazy murderous attackers are out to destroy their world.