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To come this far however we need to cooperate more than we do today. I don't believe one nation brining all others to submission is the answer. Nations bringing others to submission have not been a recipe for stability and peace, anybody checking a history book will see that.
Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
Humanity survived for a couple of a thousand, hundred-thousand years.
Originally posted by paraphi
I would suggest that the world is more peaceful today than it has ever been and I think the trend is for less conflict and a general improvement in people's situations.
I think you should be more optimistic.
Originally posted by AmosGraber
Humanity or the social structure of what we self-describe as being human hasn’t been around for hundreds of thousands of years, oldest organized culture we know of is probably the Sumerians, and we think they were around 4000 B.C.
I must confess I envy optimistic people, being an historian I really have to work at being more optimistic. However, the frequency of war has been increasing with the incrementally increase in population, not to mention the number of people murdered in the world every second. In addition, since around 1870 the frequencies of wars occurring in the world have dramatically increased compared to thousands of years prior. Most historians contribute this to many different reasons, just a few examples, the increase in the technology to create war machines, increase in transportation, increase in communication, and the effects of maritime colonialism upon third world nations.
So much of modern day humanity still resembles the same primitive tribal moralities of thousands of years ago, when whoever was the strongest, cleverest person in the village he or she ruled the area. I think until humanity shrugs off its ancient customs and traditions, while truly embracing a new paradigm of existence we are doomed in creating our own extinction.
But I don't think humanity has the capacity for that kind of change.
TPTB have segmented the world’s societies along cultural, religious, and economic lines so much no one can agree on anything these days, too many people think their philosophy of life somehow trumps the other, with unmoving discourse and disagreement. Who knows though? Hopefully I am totally wrong, I have two lovely grandchildren, which helps me with my struggle to be optimistic, maybe their generation will be able to fix all the blunders of ours?