War used to be about power, ambition, and glory, but in the modern world, it is nothing more than a game of money, worthless politics, and the manipulation of human life. Though war has often involved the organizing and even using of human lives to the ends of nations, in the old days there was more glory and honor involved. Ever since the 20th century, war has simply lost whatever honour it has.
Sure, we have bullets and explosions now, which would ideally make things more exciting, but in the end, it doesn’t feel like anything other than politicians sending young adults to their graves for political and monetary gains, a far cry from the days when one would fight for glory, conquest, and dignity. The only case of honor or a noble cause would be Middle-Eastern and North African uprisings and civil wars fought in the name of destroying tyranny, and even then, nations like America try to intervene and ruin that honorable fight.
And to add insult open injury, the supposed bastions of morality are shown to be not only killing innocent women and children, but laughing about it, even enjoying it, as though they aren’t dealing with innocent human beings. And soldiers do not come back with glory, but emotional suffering and trauma instead. War in the modern world is not about warriors, it’s about soldiers, those who give their lives not for glory, as they would believe, but in service of their puppet-masters.
No glory, no ambition, no honor, just degradation, manipulation, and slaughter without justice. That is modern war.