Wall of text incoming, read down at the TL; DR for a brief summary.
Whether or not there is a war in every situation depends on several factors. The two main factors are:
- Human nature, and;
- Society as a whole.
This is a tricky one.
People have evolved as group animals, who were long ago as groups ruled over their territory.
Stronger groups had better territories, and weaker groups from better territories were being swept up.
Why didn’t they just work together?
Because there are only limited raw materials present in each area.
This is an important realization: if you have a certain group of people, you need a certain amount of wood for fire, a certain amount of food, clothing, etc.It’s not easy to take care of a very large group, so if your group gets bigger and bigger, then you’re going to pull around, and if you come across another group, then of course you won’t even have to add that group to your group if you have too little food for the People you know for years. Away with those aliens, in that case.
This is why people have been dealing with wars since we formed groups.It is, literally, in our nature to fight for our own group and even kill if necessary. This is still very well seen in the behaviour of large groups within our current society, in how we still often treat foreigners nowadays. You also often see that little children scare people from other subgroups of people: they have never seen anyone with darker or bleaner skin, or with eyes that have a different shape than they are accustomed to… That’s different, and otherwise it’s scary.
At the same time, you can also see that when children are on the first scare, and they know someone (usually other children), they are very quickly ignoring that someone else has a different look.This is because they are very quickly getting the feeling that it is just about a different human being. “Breeds” and “groups” then disappear from the feeling and then it concerns “people”. This shows that the first reaction to seeing someone with a different appearance is not so much because we actually have an innate defense for people of other races or so, but simply create an inner separation between “own group” and “other Group “.
And this distinction is very important.This is how we evolved as humans. And in our current society, that is rather a curse than a triumph.
This is because in our current “Global Village”, there are easy enough raw materials for everyone.We don’t have to fight anyone anymore. It’s no longer necessary to fight against the enemy, because we don’t have to be enemies anymore and no more enemies.
And yet it is in our nature.Luckily people are slowly but surely smarter… On average (although I sometimes look at anti-vaxxers and seriously wonder if there are not also groups that become more dumber, Maarja… Natural selection, we will say). The fact that we become smarter means that more and more people are going to find that, like me, the realization that war in our modern world has become unnecessary. At least, it is unnecessary to attack other groups. Of course I will defend my group with hand and tooth as another group, which apparently is not yet as socially developed as mine, is attacking.
But in a nutshell, it is in human nature to wage war, while it is in human intelligence that one is increasingly realizing that wars are no longer needed.Whether a person wants to fight or not, depends on those two factors.
The view of the Yardscshappij
Of course, it’s never about one person who determines whether war is coming or not.It’s always about what a group as a whole does.
And there are fortunately a lot quicker anti-war movements getting underway than that this is happening in human nature. This is because society is a structured structure, rather than an innate nature, and as such, a society as a whole is much more subject to change than the inner human nature.
Yet the cultures of the world are still very far away from perfect harmony.
People in the west often have the hopeful dream that the most important things in the world consist of:
- Equal rights
- Equal Opportunities
This is a special nai毛ve fantasy.
The most important thing in the world is power.
A time ago, I heard a story, that Schiphol, which had been quite lax about delays in loading and unloading cargo planes, wanted to tighten up the rules with fines because freight traffic had increased so that any Delays a lot of money started to cost.
Putin heard this, and immediately stated that, if Schiphol would do this with Russian airlines, KLM aircraft would no longer be allowed to fly through Russian air territory.
The result?Russian planes are only not fined at Schiphol if they are too late with loading and unloading.
Is this fair?No.
Does the Netherlands have a way of doing something about this?No.
Is the international community of the Netherlands important enough to go against Russia?No.
The truth and the essence of the matter, is that Russia is powerful enough to impose its will in the Netherlands in this way, and the Netherlands is simply too small to be able to fight against it.
We are laying a trade embargo on Iran because we do not want that country to get nuclear weapons.That could be dangerous.
But once North Korea gets nuclear weapons, one of the few countries that may be even more dangerous to world peace than Iran, Trump is going to negotiate immediately.Why? Because Korea now has power in the world. So we need to keep them friend.
Despite the fact that Saudi law is broadly the same as that of the law, we are friends with Saoedie Arabia because oil.Oil means money, money means power, and the most important thing is that a stable Saudi Arabia means that we can continue to use oil, so let’s suppress that country’s own people, then at least we have oil.
For example, there are many more examples, but also in your own country and in your own environment, you encounter concinu with the same phenomenon.
Do you work in the hospitality industry?Have you ever had a rude customer?
What happens if you say to such a customer that you have to cough up?You lost your job, the shop or restaurant loses money, and the customer leaves a bad review on the internet, which will make these effects even more tangible in the long run.
While you were right, but that doesn’t matter.No matter who is right, it makes out who has the power.
Customer has money, so customer has power.This makes customer important and you irrelevant.
We are brought up with an illusion of honesty, righteousness.The truth is that the only reason that this illusion exists is that it keeps the people best satisfied. For the people, the people, as a whole, who have power.
And this is why it is so important what society thinks about war.
100 years ago we lived in a completely different time.We had no defence against diseases, international flights did not exist yet or hardly so the “global village” did not exist yet, racism lived in most of the world, colonies were just dead and crime and violence were a much greater Part of everyday life because police forces had far fewer tools to fight crime.
Life was much more insecure.Safety margins did not exist yet. Something went broke, and therefore people died, Nouja… That happens once.
Death was a part of life.Like wars that were at that time. Often, if you died in a war, you were a war hero. Dying in itself had a lot less impact on the people, because you did die. That was the approach of society.
Oh how the Times have changed…
To begin with, with better forensic techniques, medical knowledge, and the end of the colonial era, the death opportunity for young people has gone down dramatically, and most reasons for war are taking its way.
This has turned the sentiment towards war heroes roughly reversed… It used to be “he is dead, but he is a hero”, but nowadays it is much more “he is a hero, but there is no less death from that!”
On top of that, with the rising of media and imagery, on top of the more horrific weapons like gas, flamethrowers etc, it is the last decannia that is good until the people begin to penetrate how terrible war is. The horror of people who fight each other at all costs even deliver hardened soldiers ‘ traumas and PTSD, and people increasingly think of the children and other weaknesses of society in the affected areas.
Personally, since I visited the war monuments in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I can’t even look at images of war on TV anymore. It’s going to be too much of a heart.The most living sentiment among the survivors of the victims of these explosions is “never again war”, and this sentiment is very slowly but steadily expanding.
It is not so much the conflict between India and Pakistan that demonstrates that people are getting more management, and that the chance of a third World war is going down.Globally, the sentiment against war is increasing, and people are slowly but surely more able to suppress their innate urge to fight other groups in favor of their own group, by looking at a conflict with intellect instead of Emotion.
It is my opinion that if we know how to postpone wars long enough by continuously talking and consulting, and by seeking non-violent solutions to our problems, we may eventually be able to create a world without war, and I hope That this conflict is only one example of that, that the general Trent I see confirms in the society.