Now this is not to say that war has any benefit whatsoever. But it does lead me to wonder when we're going to realise that our only future lies in finding somewhere to grow. As far as I can tell, the only option is to look for that place in space. Yes - space. I have no idea what would be involved in finding such a new home. Is it feasible to consider finding a planet similar to our own? Is it possible to make the moon or Mars inhabitable for mankind? I have no idea. What I do know is that mankind is trying to find the answers to these questions and the International Space Station currently being built, right now, in orbit, is part of that search. Governments from all over the world have made a financial commitment to the ISS because they realise that that is where our future lies.
The Australian Government has just announced a $23.5 billion increase in the military budget over the next ten years - a decision whose generosity even surprised the military themselves. But, according to an article I read this weekend, they won't spend $50 million on becoming part of the ISS. That's 7.7 days worth of spending from the military increase.
Like I said at the start, if you think this is unimportant - fine. That is your unalienable right. If, however, you feel as though something's not quite right about these sort of decisions, that maybe we should be concentrating our efforts on the future of mankind and not its destruction, then it's also your right to say something about it.