This section pertains to war, why it should be avoided, why we are so wrapped up in it, how we can stop it, and what we must know when it is forced upon us. Sooner or later war will revisit every nation on earth, as long as there are people who feel superior to others.

Was mankind ever peaceful, or is war ingrained in our DNA? It has been around as far back as the first cave man who picked up a club and beat some poor soul over the head.

Did the first attack lead to retribution, probably? It certainly led to bigger and better clubs. It also led to one or both of the combatants forcing other poor souls to fight for them.

When did mankind reach a tipping point during club warfare, where war just became too ingrained? History shows us societies that shunned war. History also shows us these same societies are no longer around. As awful as it sounds, we should remember club warfare fondly. Back then, people not involved could at least hide in their caves. Today there is nowhere to hide.

Let there be no doubt:

War is the bane of mankind. It is thoroughly disgusting and it touches everybody. There is no glory in war, only duty and death. Once it starts, there is no going back so it is our responsibility to avoid war in every conceivable way. However, when it is unavoidable, embrace it. The alternative to peace at all cost is enslavement or worse.

Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who sacrifice security for liberty deserve neither, and lose both.”

Points to Consider

Often wars are stopped by asking basic questions, and being skeptical of the answers. When your government puts out a line as to why someone is your enemy, get a second opinion, and a third. It could possibly save us all from Armageddon. If you believe that your government would never have a reason to lie, or start a war, you will be enlightened after reading WAR IS A RACKET. Finally, when faced with war reread the List of Good and Evil. It might at least help you decide which side you will fight for.

Consider the alternatives if we do not end warfare: Man’s abilities, and the weapons we produce, will only increase to a point where they will destroy us all in the end. Do we really want to tempt fate? We are in a vicious cycle that gets more dangerous with time. It is the world’s responsibility to dismantle the cycle itself. It is each individual’s responsibility to make sure their own government, and the people around them, are part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Wars start with megalomaniacs. They rarely end with pacifists. Pacifists on the other hand are forced repeatedly to make the hard choice of going to war as a means to end war. It is the sole reason they fight.

Will we ever find peace if evil exists? Do I believe the meek will inherit the earth? No my brothers and sisters, and if the warmongers are allowed to exist, no one will be left to inherit anything.

Now get up and do something. Stop using the easiest excuse in the world, “It’s not my problem.” Join some of the discussions on this website, or a discussion in your neighborhood. Time is not on our side.

Written by Scott Eaton
Created: July 24, 2011
Revised: March 17, 2013


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