Thu, 20 Apr 2000 07:23:24 EDT

In a message dated Wed, 19 Apr 2000 9:33:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Its not that I don't want to deal with wars, its
> pointless wars that are
> stupid.

There no such thing as a pointless war. Wars are fought for reasons the seem logical to those that use those reasoms to justify fighting a war. Wars are never good. Both sides in a conflick loose, it's just that one side seems to loose move. War be promote industry and technology. The greatest advancements in technology and sociology have occurred during times of conflict.

Most wars are fought over resources (oil, food, water, homeland) or points of view (the US's crusade against communisun, the religous fightimg in the middle east, Cathalic/Prtistant fighting in Ireland), or from historical wrongs (The former Yugoslavia, Ethiopia). And some wars are fought for power (most wars in Europe, South America, Indonesia). Also, wars are fought for any reason that motovates enough people to support it, such as the world wars, the fall of the USSR, Alexander the reat, Nepolean.

It is natural to fight for what one desires. It is human nature to devise a bigger rock so one can get what they want when they want. That bigger rock can be weapons, money, sex appeal, connections ... power. It is human nature to aquire enough power to survive in security. If this means living under the threat of nuclear destruction, living in a mansion earning more money than you can spend, or living on the street trying to get from day to day, as long as one feels safer where they are than where they could be, then wars will never be fought.

But it is also human nature to be ambitious, to dominate ones area, to own a territory that feels safe. So ... war will always occur, as long as humanity exists.


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