I watched a lot of videos and read a lot of articles on the war going on in Israel right now. This was one of the best and most informative videos I came across. It is a good video for anyone looking to learn more about the conflict that could potentially start WW3 in 14 minutes or
Everything from the War in Ukraine to the War in Israel to the massive debt accumulation the US budget has experienced in 2023, and the charged culture wars going in the West can leave people feeling pretty hopeless. I wrote a couple
weeks ago about how we should not despair, so I will not rehash all that here. What I would like to do is take a look at the world’s response to all of these things.
The world constantly reacts with shock and awe when tragedy strikes. We
always seem to be caught off guard when corruption hits home and when some despicable evil rears its head. This reaction has always bewildered me since I became a Christian. Don’t we live in the enemy’s camp? Shouldn’t evil be what we expect? I am not saying it is not sad or discouraging or infuriating, I am just saying it is not shocking.
I am no geopolitical expert, but the debate as to whether we should get involved with these international conflicts or not is something that I have somewhat strong opinions on. As an American I can understand the resistance one might feel to getting involved in these conflicts. I also understand that America has a “spotty” record when it comes to the true motivation for getting involved with these
conflicts. But as an economist and a Christian it is a no brainer that we should get involved. albeit for different reasons. If we are truly as powerful as we think we are and we have some idea of what is going in the world in terms of terror and evil, then it is our moral responsibility to stop bloodshed.
Given that we are part of a globalized economy, it is also in our best interest to stop bloodshed and facilitate safe and efficient supply chains. I am actually not a fan of the globalized society, but it looks like the chance to jump off that ship has sailed and now we must make the best of our connectedness with the world. And allowing wars to go on is not in keeping with those best interests.