War is like Coke

Nowadays, if you want to drink a Coke, you can choose among at least 17 different flavours: cherry, lemon, vanilla, with or without caffeine, with or without sugar, and now even a Coke with your own name.

In the good old times, things were much easier: a Coke was a Coke. There was one type, you knew that too much of it would kill you, but it was the real thing. It used to be the same with war.


But then somebody thought this was too heavy and invented Coke Light. It had less calories and was supposed to be less dangerous to your health. The problem was, it wasn’t the real thing anymore and it sure didn’t taste like it. You had to keep it in the fridge for ages and then drink it really fast. Maybe for a short while it tasted fine, but then after the first sensation it quickly deteriorated. The same happened with war. It became “war light”.

Baghdad shock and awe

But this was not enough for the health freaks. They wanted to go further and finally came up with Coke Zero. It has zero sugar, but is supposed to taste like the real thing. The downside: nobody knows yet what the long-term side effects of artificial sweetener will be. It may taste fine now, but somehow it may back to haunt you in a decade or two. Much like “war zero”.


About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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9 Responses to War is like Coke

  1. Kavita Joshi says:

    Although I am not sure you are focusing on war or coke in this post but I agree with the point of complexity with flavours and that makes it hard to choose anything anywhere as its so complicated even when you choose an icecream or noodles these days

  2. german by blood says:

    We can only have peace by going in and having full fledged war!

  3. this is a very thought out and intellegent comparason. It’s this type of thinking that makes a great stand up comedy. Stand up’s are teacher’s but use humor to soften heavy social commontary. Have you ever tried comedy?

  4. Ann says:

    War or Coke, they both have long term consequences on the young.
    Neither is good for you.

  5. Try drinking chemtrails straight out of the sky…. Those are a byproduct of Geo-engineering Inc. Side effect – reduces sun tan.

  6. JoV says:

    I like the analogy. I wish things were simpler.

  7. dino bragoli says:

    Would putting real cocaine back into the Coca Cola receipe be the same as warfare using chemical weapons? ‘Sarin Coke.’

    Possible Coke ad line: “Feel that extra ‘kick’, and then you stop twitching.”

    I have just read, mailonline I think, that The EU Parliament spends more on advertising itself than Coka Cola does Worldwide..

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