Doc, if we build enough of these railguns we can reduce the population leaving more health care for the rest of us. Brilliant!
Here's the problem with "If we would just give peace a chance"...we aren't dealing with "we"...we're dealing with "them" and "us".
If you want a demonstration of what I mean, go to a big city with crime and gange problems and find the worst set of projects there. Go hang out for a week, show your money, dress nicely and "be nice and peaceful to everyone". 50-50 if you make it out without hospitalization.
If "we" drop our guns, it has to be "all". Pre-WWII, over 70% of the U.S. was against entry into the war and pacifism was an emerging trend in society--even getting political candidates elected. During the Cold War, every "first step" cut to appease the Soviets resulted in their abusing treaties even further and demanding more.
It comes down to this--when the whole planet abhors violence and is repulsed by it like they are by a rotting corpse in their bed, then peace has a chance. I'm sorry, it's not going to happen.
Pursuing peace as a nation is admirable and to be desired--trying to do it with no means of defense is insane.
Lol--the motto at the beginning of the video is Latin for, "Speed Kills".