(My computer stinks This was posted days ago but never showed up. I try again)
As a practical matter, I don’t see how you can wage war on anything but nouns. Just sayin’. Americans fought a war or two against “Britain” which is a noun, thoughbeit a proper noun. Japanese “imperialism” is a noun, etc. “Socialism” is a noun too, as is “jihad”.
This war-on-nouns stuff started, I figure, with the “War On An Emotion”. That of course being “terror”. I agree that it is pretty silly to initiate a military war against an emotion like terror, among other things, because war itself can be pretty terrifying. Now if you wanted to wage war against happiness I suppose that would be a little easier. You may be able to bomb people out of their happiness.
So it comes down to the particular nouns that might be legitimate enemies against which we might legitimately wage war. More importantly, it comes down to those things that are worth protecting, even with deadly force when necessary. Those too are nouns. Life is a noun. Liberty is a noun. Property is a noun. It is far easier to be against something (Critical Theory) than to be for something. When we consider fighting wars, we need to keep that in mind. For what are we fighting?
For those who will say “Who is Dennis Prager?” I say that he is the one who said, “I prefer clarity to agreement”.
So let’s be clear. Only once that is accomplished can we decide on whether or not we agree.
I’ve heard that we can’t legitimately declare war against jihad (or rather, for liberty – the opposite of jihad)) because jihad isn’t a country. That makes waging war against it a logical impossibility, I guess is what we’re being told. OK. So they’re saying we can only wage war for or against real estate? An enemy can only take the form of real estate? See; I can play stupid word games too, and my stupid word games don’t help either.
Hint; liberty isn’t a country any more than jihad is a country. It’s a concept, and hopefully liberty is a movement. Jihad is a concept and certainly it is a movement, for caliphate (another concept). We fight and die for concepts. Life too, but the concept of liberty is an extension of the protection of life.