The War Complex is not about war, rather, it is the first baby steps that lead to the ‘War Dance’. It is less about conflicting races, politics, religions or philosophies than it is about the irresistible seduction of the ‘Big Show’. It is peace which is forever in peril of unraveling into unthinkable pain and suffering. It’s history learned yet too often repeated, a loop whose beginning is simultaneously vague and familiar. It is the moment when truth, propaganda, hysteria, patriotism, and reason all compete for attention. The War Complex is not just the irony of Catholic versus Protestant, the sorrow in Syria or the waste of Crips versus Bloods, it is the invitation to each of these deadly dances and the choice to either accept or decline.
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