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it seems to me

Posted to Poetry and Politics




that people so readily accept the notion that war is simply a part of the "human condition", and thus it remains a (self-fufilling) "part of the human condition". Certain scholars, philosophers and leaders (I dare say a minority) will always be around to continue to push that program on everyone else.

And along with this blanket acceptance of war as intrinsically human, there also is a tendency toward reluctance or inability to distinguish wars with some degree of moral justification (self-defense, stopping genocide, etc.) from other wars much harder to justify (resource plundering, etc.). I'm not sure if I'm still on-topic here, but anyway.