I don’t imagine
we could ever have an environmentally healthy just war.
We need only look at torn and poisoned outcomes
from past ballistic international encounters
to see “healthy war”
as yet another oxymoron
capital city leaders fail to notice.
If no environmentally secure
and well-defended organic life justice results,
then no ecologically resilience-growing war.
If no ecologically positive war,
then no economically just war
as any short-term empowerment wins
are abundantly offset
by long-term losses
and robust trade
If no economic just war,
then no democratically healthy just war.
If no politically cooperative win/win just war
then no socially just war,
If no social
or ecological just war,
then no theologically supported just war.
If no theological just war
then war is just inhumane madness,
absence of all that could be win/win sacred,
Justice may “Just say No” to drugs,
definitely says No
to retributive injustice,