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Why do human beings
keep fighting wars?

Guardian [UK], by Steve Taylor

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/7/2014 4:29:38 AM

Since it is 100 years ago this week that Britain entered the first world war – and at the moment the world seems to be especially ridden with conflict – it’s an opportune moment to reflect on why human beings seem to be unable to stop fighting wars. In most cases wars are initiated by governments, not by populations. And, most of the time, they are the result of disputes over resources and land, or of a government’s desire to increase its influence and power. However, looking back over the history of warfare, what is most striking is how willing most

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 8/7/2014 4:55:56 AM     (No. 9956330)

Because there are evil humans in the world. Duh.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 8/7/2014 5:38:21 AM     (No. 9956361)

Humans fight wars because no matter how little you have, someone is willing to take it from you. On all levels, from the pesky little sister to your own government to foreign governments, someone is ready to use force to relieve you of what rightfully belongs to you.
The only way to keep what you own is by responding with greater force; to make the cost higher than the potential reward.
Negotiation from a position of weakness only works with moral governments, which is a contradiction in terms.
History shows us that those who are unwilling to fight will eventually become enslaved by those who are. A perfect example is our country right now.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 8/7/2014 6:42:19 AM     (No. 9956401)

Because subhuman beings keep starting them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: craige, 8/7/2014 10:36:21 AM     (No. 9956705)

The psychopaths and narcissists running governments, want your stuff, your mind, and possibly you! And they´re willing to kill to get what they want.

A few examples: Putin wants access to the Mediterranean Sea. Crazy Ragheads want you to believe in Mohammad. Saddam Hussein wanted the oil fields of Kuwait. GWB wanted democracy in Iraq, and Osama bin Ladin´s head.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/7/2014 2:22:01 PM     (No. 9956985)

The opposite of war is seldom ever peace.

The opposite of war is usually enslavement to pure evil.

That is why good people fight wars, because they don´t want to see their children enslaved to evil. It´s really not that hard a concept.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Edgelady, 8/7/2014 3:33:43 PM     (No. 9957069)

Grow up.

Best question is: how do we protect ourselves against the inevitable.

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