posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 06:06 AM
It's because of the nature of man. Not all men mind you. A lot of people, most in fact, are perfectly happy attaining what they want through honest,
peaceful means. However since the beginning of recorded history individuals, and groups of people have found it easier to simply take what they want
by force. Much easier than working for it. Destruction is simpler than creation. Let some other dumb mook break a sweat creating something beautiful,
and then I'll just bash his head with a rock, poke him with a sword, shoot him with a gun.... you get the idea, and take it from him without breaking
a sweat. So in response the peaceful creative mind must find a way to preserve the beauty of his/her work. I believe it was J.R.R. Tolkien who said
"I love not the shinning sword for it's sharpness, nor the arrow for it's swiftness, but I hold dear that which it protects." (quote not exact).
He also wrote that those who cannot handle a sword can still die on them. The utopian view of a world at total peace is a myth. It has never been
achieved once ever. You can also look at it as a yin, and yang thing. If you have nothing to die for, you have nothing to live for. Almost everything
beautiful, and worthwhile in this world has been bought with blood. It's just the way the planet works from microbes on up. Anyone who tells you
different is selling something.