Everyone virtue signals, but the truth is that the principle motivation for participation in war is looting. Loot is an incredibly exciting incentive for the disenfranchised male. So political objectives can most often be accomplished not thru demonstrations of force before the government, marching in the street before the citizenry, or fighting in the streets against opponents, but instead by the systematic looting and burning of homes and businesses, of opponents, whether private, commercial, or public. Looting is necessary for the continuous supply and survival of a group of any size. From food, ammunition, and fuel, to cash, to valuables, to toys. The more looting the more burning the less order the faster the demands are met. Especially when those demands are military coup.

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