posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 10:45 AM
In order to avoid comments about the accuracy of the heading.
- Diseases and Animals are not counted in.
- Man vs Man
- Individually the reasons might be different and it usually comes to the greed and power of the leaders, although as brain washing tools patriotism
and religion have been the most lethal weapons.On more wider approach most of the reasons for a war can be reduced to one word - ego
When we take look at the historical wars, whether it would be Medieval war or more modern war, the main reason how people are made to believe into the
rightfulness of the war is usually either patriotism, religion or both of them.
We all know that the leaders usually simply want more power or money, although as most people do not want a war, a reason must be found to make them
believe into it. And that is where the Religion and Patriotism come in.
Everybody has an ego and that is a trigger, which can be used to turn a group of peaceful individuals into an army.
Think on the reasons of the wars. Whether it was a historic war or modern was, the reason was always similar to:
"Our country needs to be the most poweful, more rich, bigger" - good example Hitler - WW2 - We can bring a lot of example to this one, like nearly
all the colonization. The words might differ, although the point is nearly always the same.
"They do not listen to us" Also religion, but often, when certain region decides to do act differently from other areas, it is not allowed, even
though they are peaceful.
"They are against us" - WW1 - Gavrilo Princip and his group killed the Archduke and this was used as a motive for war and the army was made
believe that the war was because they killed our leader without acknowledgeing at first that it had much more complex reasons for getting more power
and only one citizen of Serbia was behind it, not all. (Also they had simply annected Bosnia years before, which created the conflict at first place,
they wanted more power, easy) Similar to Afghanistan war for capturing Osama.
"They are stealing from us" Even though nobody truly is stealing from anyone. Example regions trying to become into countries. Nowadays it is more
political and can be diplomatically solved, although historically, even though the region might have had different languge, different culture, they
were not let go. The brainwashing was directed towards the trigger of patriotism. We lose our power. Example: countries who have come from Russian
Empire. They are different from Russia, although they are not easily let go. Imagine a situation, where one of the states of USA, was entirely
Spanish by native. The official language might be English, although everybody speaks Spanish and the culture differs from other states. If they wanted
to become into an individual country, it would make lots of problems, if not war, as if they were stealing from USA.
"They do not believe in God, sinners." - Nearly all medieval wars. 1200-1400. All the murders by the relgious countries, when somebody thought
There are other ways to word these, simply gave you the idea with these examples.
In the simplest terms, nearly every war and genocide can be taken back to this. The real reasons might be power and greed by the leader, although the
majority of the people are made to believe in the war by pushing the buttons of patriotism and religion.
Please do not comment on my semantics, you get the point. That is what matters not how I used the words or how accurately I said something. I am not
saying patriotism is bad, although it is too much used as and excuse for war.
The history of religion is one of the reasons why I am not religious. How can I believe into Christ or God, when it was used as an excuse to kill
millions of people, simply to gain more power and control over people. Bible is against killing, yet so many were killed in order to spread the word
of the god.Absurdic.