I want to know the Hubpages communities opinion on war. And maybe this could be the start of a debate that can answer a lot of questions the government refuses to ask or answer.
I personally believe that war is needed. I wrote a hub that explains more in detail but basically, without war there would be no peace. Without destruction, there is no creation. To me the world of governments and countries is like an Etch-A-Sketch. War is the Etch-A-Sketch being shaken so we can try again with a better idea for governments.
Mmmm.... I do not like going to war. Our oil sky rockets, our food prices rise and incredibly our economy suffers. We have to go to War to defend our Country and our safety. This is a catch .22 with me.
M mmmmm You go to war to profit your rich, how do you think that the US aggression around the world makes you safe, or affects your food prices ? The answer to both those issues is economics, wars start when economies fail. The US economy is failing because your leaders are stealing you blind and for NO OTHER reason.
Lets all of us keep hitting our heads againist the wall and complain like hell.
Because the 1% holds the biggest guns and nukes
I doing my best, buy not buying their products for most of the time
Exactly...war will always be with us as human beings. Intolerance and ignorance seem to reign supreme.
It would be nice to believe in a world without war. But as resources continue to dwindle, coupled with an ever expanding population. I fear that wars, and specifically wars over resources will increase in the next century and beyond.
I don't believe war is "needed" but as there has been warfare since the beginning of recorded history, I can't imagine there will ever be a time without it. Even though many people would like to believe otherwise, we are not a peaceful species.
I agree with Disturbia, even if there are people like me, or plenty of other leaders in the world that are peacemakers, man is the only enemy as a whole. We've chosen it for so long, that it would take many generations to teach are children to be peacemakers, and stop war. I think probably my generation might be the begining of that, but it will take many after that to change it in our societies.
Let me ask you this what is the opposite of peace?
I don't know, I think I remember reading that the hunt and gather cultures survived without war.
It was only when we "settled down", and started "owning" things that we became war-like.
the opposite of peace is war. Like the opposite of good is evil. The opposite of light is dark. If we didn't have war, we wouldn't know what peace is, and vice versa. And hunter-gatherers did have tribal wars, they didn't have as many because they moved around a lot. But they did have battles for hunting territory, supplies and even women. Chimps do the same thing. We may be a violent species, but that is primitive instinct. Fight or flight. We all like to think that were above mindless violence and that we will take the high road, but we are animals like any other creature. If we need something we will take it. I don't see a world without wars. And personally I don't want a world without wars, I just want the wars to be fought to achieve what is right, and not money like they are now. I want the wars to be fought for purpose and not to fill the riches pockets. That is what I see.
Unfortunately, war is and has been a constant companion of humanity. In my opinion, the absence of war will only mean one thing, humanity as a whole has become one mindless and single-minded entity. War is a consequence of conflict and conflict results from a clash of ideas, thoughts, necessity, etc... As long as humans are capable of independent thought then conflict is inevitable. This means to have a world without war is to have mankind thinking alike and in synch with each other, like a hive of some sort. I think I'd prefer to have the privilege and freedom to think and decide for myself, even if this makes the world a dangerous place to some extent. Besides, if we have the capacity to wage war, then we also have a capacity to wage peace. It's simply a matter of finding a balance between the two.
War goes away as groups of people trade with one another.
It also goes away as centralized power is given up.
The solution to war? Decentralize and become intertwined through trade.
The decentralizing makes sense but what if a country needs something but has nothing to offer for it to any of the other countries? Like oil, since that is slowly becoming as precious and valuable as diamonds?
If a country has little to offer, then surely labor will be undervalued. Sweatshops (even though everyone hates them) will most likely sprout up, and manufacturing will take place in that country.
Other industries are equally capable of sprouting up that don't have such heavy connotations.
There is ALWAYS something that someone can offer marginally better than another. Marx thought ill of this, but it's actually a great thing.
War is synonymous with greed and lust for power.
We will have war as long as we have people with these characteristics. We will have wars until Jesus returns and brings peace to the whole earth. When every knee bows, then they are giving up that desire for power and acknowledging it belongs to Him, the Lord of all. Even kings will bow before the King of Kings.
It will not matter whether we be Jew or gentile, slave or free, male or female, Chritian or Muslim or Calathumpian, when the King of Kings comes in glory we will all bow before Him, Just wait and see. Then there will be no more wars and only then.
I don't believe we can get rid of our lust for power. It is a common trait with all social animals without a "hive mentality". Wolves, lions, and even people, always want to be on top. It is a natural motivator. Kids can't wait to get out of their parents house and live on their own so they can start making their own rules. (I would know I'm 18 waiting for my chance to move out.) Lust for power for humans has just been up scaled from family or tribal skirmishes to full blown wars. The greed one we could get rid of if every one raised their kids to think of the group and not their individual value compared to the group. But the lust for power will always be there.
The only way to "get rid of lust for power" is to counteract it by two forces:
1) Competing lusts for power: i.e., having each group fight each other
2) reminding everyone that their freedoms of property and life can NEVER be encroached upon.
I thought so. Just didn't want to assume because it could have just as easily been something else too.
W e go to war to protect our own interest. Not everyone can have the same things in this world, and those that does not have wants what those that do have. As long as this exits there will always be war. It is just part of humanity that there will be conflicts.
It's not the richest 1% you should be mad at. You should be mad at the other 99% for letting their government ignore their own laws.
The 10th Amendment is very explicit.
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