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Originally posted by freedomSlave
war is an art in on its own with planning, complex strategies , logistics , food , weapons . this isnt like the animal kingdom of survival and gang mentality or proving who is alpha.. when we humans war nothing in nature resembles what we do to each other. animals dont war they survive
Yes we can make a choice but our instincts will always rule us. In the world you propose >every person would have to make the same choice that you are making
"Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America nor, for that matter, in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. ... [V]oice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country"
--Goering at the Nuremberg Trials
Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by constant_thought
Governmennts and bankers want wars. Not people, War is the same as it has always been.
Originally posted by constant_thought
I am curious to know simply because the powers which run our countries seem to be constantly trying to topple each other, but how many of the actual citizens want war? I can't imagine any of us do.
Why are we fighting these wars? It's just one massive farce which divides us even further. Why do "we" do it?
"We" stand there proud for our countries, whilst being the aggressor to other countries- (and this applies to everyone) but this wont get us anywhere. I just don't understand it.