posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 02:59 PM
War is peace, to put it most eloquently.
Beyond that, though, I must concede that war is inevitable, and shall continue to be an honored tradition throughout humanity's future. The simple
fact is that most people aren't entirely rational and enjoy grouping together in such a way that they feel special. If another group appears to be
more special, they're threatened by it. If another group appears to be less special, they feel as though its theirs to dominate. For the most part,
people would rather become violent and rally under a war banner than use intellegence to find a solution; war is quicker and easier than negotiation
and gradual change. Economically speaking, war is a miracle; look to WWII and the depression and you'll understand what I mean.
I'm rambling, I think, so I'll cut to the quick. All war is born of human egotism, avarice, and fear; remove these things and peace will be
inevitable. However, as they are three of the archetypes of human psychology, you'd be removing a large part of what makes us human.
In the end of things, we must take the bad with the good, so to speak. My sole objective in the war which is to come, my drive in life which seems to
have been forgotten by my American brethren, is survival. The most that one can hope is to let the fools kill each other so that a new period of
intelligence and hope can be born. Call it a controlled burn if you will, but we'll choke the life out of ourselves without some grand conflagration
to renew our morals and reduce our population. The past shows very clearly what happens when this "burn" is skipped; the most recent, and most
devastating, result of urban decay without war were the Dark Ages. Oddly enough, the proof that my theory is correct can be seen with the end of the
Dark Ages; in the wake of a nearly global-scale war, our sad little race more or less leapt into the Rennaissance.
Call me crazy, but I think were in for bigger problems than most can understand if a massive disaster on a global scale, be it natural or
manufactured, doesn't strike within the next decade. And given the state of politics paired with the growing instability of our planet, I'd say the
forces at work agree.