posted on May, 6 2013 @ 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by Kgnow
Originally posted by Kgnow
From the very recordings of history, mankind has been in a state of war. War, not only with foreign enemies, but also with politics, ideological or
religious beliefs, physical appearance, class, caste, social status, wealth, intellect, gender, and sex. We have been at war with our neighbors, our
families, and even with our own selves.
Imagine if the super-group of "mankind" gave up on belonging to sub-groups. Imagine if there were no political parties, no religion, no
"separations" into various classes... We would all just be members of mankind - with our own unique and individual views.
The more we individualize and STOP joining groups, thinking that there's "strength in numbers" or feeling a need to defend our way of thinking, the
more accepting of other individuals we'd be and the less we'd have to fight about.
Re-reading that, I realize how much it sounds like John Lennon. RIP...
edit on 5/4/2013 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason
While I believe you are right in what you say, I believe it is just as achievable a goal (that being 'possible, but verrry difficult') as a world
without war while maintaining variation, subgroups, religion, differing political beliefs and systems, etc. Sure, we can eliminate war by eliminating
all of the differentiation (and ensuring that no one group feels they have a shortage of resources - whether bbecause of an abundance of resources or
because people throughout the world decide they would rather do with less.)
Personally, I would much rather people continue on with their chosen beliefs, continue on with the very natural process of "joining groups", etc.,
but stop fighting each other anyhow. Imagine President Reagan's dream of an outside threat (aliens?) banding humanity together under common purpose.
Would this not be possible even if some folks were Christian, some Muslim, some atheist, Wiccan, Buddhist, Hindu, etc.? I would say it is not only
possible, but that the differing systems and resultant effect on personality, skills, strengths and weaknesses, would be beneficial to the cause.