Drones: They Should Scare the Hell Out of You
I read the news. I consider myself somewhat of a “News Junkie” comparing sources, staying away from the mainstream as much as possible simply due to the over simplified and often fabricated content that floods our media today. The thing that has frightened me the most recently, isn’t the 2012 Doomsday scenarios or the ever increasing natural disasters that face our planet; it’s the rapidly advancing technology of drones. Drones are essentially military robots or unmanned vehicles that can fly or go underwater. Some of these drones will soon have the capacity of destroying objects at the speed of light in addition, having an UNLIMITED magazine, making it a virtual “Death ray”. This was released earlier this week in Time magazine when they interviewed someone close to the HELLADS program. HELLADS stands for High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System. That title alone brings images of space age lasers and weaponry firing upon defenseless civilians in countries all over the world. Most notably talk has circulated with Drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen, Libya and Afghanistan. The drones because they are unmanned can essentially converge on an area quickly and more efficiently than say an army brigade. It’s becoming one of the U.S’s weapons of choice in recent years. It seems like a cowardly weapon to me. With no one to look face to face in the eye with when you murder an entire family or innocent bystanders, it takes the intimacy out of war. And by intimacy, I mean, a weapon that’s unmanned and remotely operated isn’t much different than playing a video game is it? This way, we can take the emotion right out of murder, or War- as some people call it. I would like to sheepishly pose the question, “Why is this allowed?” I mean, is it allowed? In the games of war and weapons races you don’t read much about other countries spending billions of dollars- not on necessities or medical care for the citizens-, but on expensive, ludicrous and over the top weapons. Wasn’t there something recently where the U.S went in to another country with the sole purpose of looking for “Weapons of Mass Destruction”? I recall them causing quite a stir over the possibility of another country having the capabilities or technologies to essentially wage World War with the possibility of massive casualty rates. I’m just saying, with all these “technological innovations” where does it end? We don’t need any more of your War Machines. We need to move away from this and work to rebuild our world not look for easier and sneakier ways to destroy it. 60 billion dollars could do so many wonderful things for your country. Do governments still work for their countries?
Live Humbly, Be Charitable, Live Graciously,
Articles of Interest~
Next-gen US drone: now equipped with ‘death ray’ laser http://rt.com/news/hellads-drone-predator-darpa-762/
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