It does indeed. Since Tony Blair removed the ability to maintain my security clearance as a self employed person, I have certainly noticed a drop in living standards as the big businesses that enticed him to do this moved in and stole the work hundreds, if not thousands, of people like me carried out independently and without needing to bribe a third party - as we now must.
War has been around since as long as people have been organizing and living together. It solves our problems,
The weapons of war are still made, and still used. Only this time I can't guarantee they will work as well as they did when people like me, in my generation and the dozens before it, made them with the express intent of ensuring those we cared about were able to benefit from knowing they bloody things would work when those paid to look after us deployed them.
It's not bloody churches you need to tear down. It's mansions occupied by warmongering multimillionaire politicians and their cronies. And once down they should stay down.
"The Inland Revenue is not slow, and quite rightly, to take every advantage which is open to it under the Taxing Statutes for the purposes of depleting the taxpayer's pocket. And the taxpayer is in like manner entitled to be astute to prevent, so far as he honestly can, the depletion of his means by the Inland Revenue"
Lord Clyde: "Ayrshire Pullman Motor Services V Inland Revenue, 1929"