With the US killing its most recent enemy, I am reminded of some obscure pop culture, the game Red Dead Redemption. (I often think the philosophical aspect of computer games is under rated!). The protagonist is forced to hunt down the state’s public enemy number one: Dutch van der Linde. When cornered, the Dutch states:

When I’m gone, they’ll just find another monster. They have to, because they have to justify their wages.

And so it continues…

AC1

PS “I’m not a great intellect, but…the metaphysical leap from liking the flower to shooting a man in the head because he doesn’t like the flower…is a leap too far.”
PPS I like this “football” t-shirt