War costs trillions of dollars, feeds the military industrial complex (they love the profit), creates destruction that must be repaired (more profit) and hardens the hearts of the victims, so that war perpetuates. It maintains standing armies and an amazing amount of bureaucracy.
What we get for our money is more and more misery, ugliness, brutality and inhumanity.
Here’s my plan. Stop spending all that money on weapons and ammunition and instead spend it on art materials. Dollar for dollar. Then wage “war” by dropping art materials and compete on the basis of who can create the most beauty. The artistic-industrial complex that replaces the military industrial complex will make just as much profit, the creation of art will cause more art to need to be created and the “victims” will be so filled with joy, that art perpetuates. We will maintain a standing army of artists and an amazing amount of bureaucracy to administer it all.
What we get for our money is more and more happiness, beauty, refinement and humanity.
What could the argument against this proposal possibly be?