17 thoughts on “On war

  1. shelldigger says:

    I’ve seen arguments that qualified as war, per that definition 😉

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  2. and also huge commercial profits for some 😉

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  3. basenjibrian says:

    “In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” -Harry Lime. The Third Man.

    vc A Man Without War Is a Man Without Peace
    Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio

    Man without war, there’s no life in your breath
    You say you are free, but your spirit is dead
    Brother of fools, all your comrades are gone
    Through the passing of life, you don’t need anyone
    Imbecile sister, your judgment is dead
    Your soul is escaping, through a hole in your head
    Man with no soul, your substance is gone
    You no longer search, and look for the sun

    Love me, defeat me, and fear me
    Lust me, abuse me and smear me
    Choke me, provoke me and feed me
    Kiss me, seduce me, abuse me and need me

    Man without peace, we tried for so long
    You said you could see, but your concepts are gone
    Your skin made of marble, your hands made of ice
    The hunger you quench, you pay with your life
    Man without hope, a coin for your soul
    The madness has come, and soon you’l implode
    Imbecile sister, your soul was for sale
    The honor you sheltered, now tasteless and frail

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  4. renudepride says:

    Perhaps we should add “the failure of intelligence.” As in our mental capacity and not the clandestine intelligence!

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  5. The wars of conquest fought by the colonising powers were all about the perception of superiority, greed and complete denigration of any cultures different from their own. The above statement does not apply to those conflicts.

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    • basenjibrian says:

      I think the wars of conquest were more about greed. The perceptions, along with religious mania, were used to justify and excuse the wars. But you are right in that if you dehumanize your enemies, it is easier to justify robbing them.

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    • makagutu says:

      Indeed. Those wars, where they were fought, were not as a result of a breakdown in friendship or diplomacy, it was a disregard for people’s right to self determination

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  6. Ron says:

    Meh! Diplomacy is for the weak and faint of heart.

    What is best in life?

    “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.” ~Conan the Barbarian

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