Originally posted by lazy1981
reply to post by slackerwire
Some of you people with your grandiose ideas of Civil Wars, revolts, and Revolutions must not have the slightest idea as to the "true" cold reality
of human nature. It is not caring, kind, or at all sympathetic. When we find ourselves in these situations of war and need we revert back to the most
basic of instincts like fear, hate, hunger. Survival kicks in and we do things that we normaly wouldn't. The savage nature of man shows it's ugly
head once more and reminds us of what we truely are deep down inside. And this is what you would like to unleash upon my country. For your own
personal pleasure. I think that you haven't got any idea of the truely atrocious nature of man.
When I was young and naive I thought that civil war and revolution were exciting. Yes, when I was a teenager, like all other teenagers, I was blood
thirsty and war thirsty. It's the nature of man to be all of those qualities you point out in the above quote. I agree with you wholeheartedly.
To war mongers:
War of any kind is very cruel; ask those who've suffered them. Like any fight, unless it's staged, it's a waste of time groveling the opposition to
stop when your side is losing. A fight has to go to its end and you rarely get to choose the end and the result.
I said in a previous thread that violence only ever creates a winner and a loser. The loser will usually harbour resent toward the winner and the
cycle continues; and I firmly believe that.
There will always be those who have and those who have not. There will always be differences between people. There will always be people who play
people's difference to start arguments who then run somewhere safe to watch events unfold. To stop this we need to accept our differences and work
with them. When opportunities for betterment are not present, instead of war and violence, work to improve the situation - if need be, stop
co-operating; only do it sternly yet peacefully. Sometimes violent wars need to be fought but they must only be fought for survival not excitement or
feelings of greed, resent, envy, guilt, spite and especially never over a woman (or boyfriend).
Society and civilization have developed to the place we are currently at. It would be a massive shame to ourselves and great injustice to all
humanity's ancestors for us to destroy that which our ancestors bequeathed which we inherited. We are also important to nature too for she has
invested in us a lot - without her goodwill and protection from her other creations our species would not have survived its first hundred years let
alone a few hundred thousand years. We owe nature and our ancestors to do them proudly and show ourselves favourably to the Universe not
We need to learn from our mistakes; not to destroy them but to change or remove them and advance ourselves. Sometimes the mistake isn't the problem.
Sometimes the problem is ourselves; we need to learn that too. All of us are imperfect in one way or other, and that is O.K, there is nothing wrong
with being less than perfect; we are humans not gods.
To anyone thinking of using violence to effect change then I ask you to read the above carefully and talk to those involved in war. Think twice before
creating the hysteria that could ignite the fuse of war. It will bring misery and death to many people most of whom don't care for change. Use your
energy and time to help people care about their lot and to help people to want to better themselves should they wish. Opportunity brings choice which
brings freedom. Think carefully before removing opportunity from people. You are here for a short time, use that time wisely not spitefully and
selfishly. Be clever, see society for what it is, and work for long-term betterment not short-term. Most war starters do it for their own reasons not
[edit on 23/3/2008 by Rapacity]