posted on Oct, 24 2007 @ 04:47 PM
DeadFlagBlues, i see what you're getting at - no really, i do.
Old imperialist empires like The Romans and the Chinese empire felt that in order for there to be peace, then peace must be fought for - that the only
way to acheive true peace was to conquer all enemies.
I sometimes wish that our imperialist leaders would be so honest about it, instead of resorting to lies and trickery which will ultimately defile the
But let's look at this from the perspective of AFTER such a 'world union'.
Techsnow had a good point, about how there would be no opposition to that kind of world order, but i want to look at it differently, so bear with
Say we were to acheive a world order through strife and conquest - the families of those who had fought to stop the order coming to be would not be
entirely happy about their father's killers rising to ultimate power; As such, there would be further strife - in otherwords, it would not be 'true
Say we were to acheive a world order through trickery and deceit - Personally i would not want to be part of that. It represents everything i hate
about humanity bundled up into a few words, and here's why;
A world where trickery and deceit worked best would be one where you could NEVER trust people - People would be willing to do anything as 'a means to
the end', willing to sink to ANY level in order to come out on top.
Men are made of greater things than petty lies.
So how could we have a world union that was made of neither conquest nor manipulation?
Well, I believe the closest word i can think of would be 'Alliance'.
Regardless of whether it will benefit you or not, people need to co-operate; if we do not co-operate, killings will ensue, and more killings because
We cannot become a peaceful race if we are willing to kill or manipulate others in order to acheive it.
you may wonder what the importance is of being a peaceful race - well, Let's put it like this;
In the future, after humanity has discovered how to travel great distances in short time, we discover an alien race - now, this alien race is not in a
state of peace; they fight amongst themselves, squabbling over resources and killing one another to fulfill base needs, without realising that in
order to survive on a galactic scale, unity is needed above ALL ELSE.
Do we contact these aliens and try to share our understanding, or do we wait until they realise the truth?
Let's consider this in perspective; If humans were to enter space because of another sentient race, it could be said that we were not truly ready for
it - and no one wants an intergalactic race of tyrants on their hands, do they?