Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning"

I think a few of the reasons men to go war are: to show their patriotism, for revenge, and to protect their beliefs. Also there are alot of families that pressure their children into joining the army. A lot of the time for family honor. I thought the author of this piece did a good job showing both sides of whats going on. It was interesting to hear him talk about being addicted to war and the dehuminization of the enemy. Here is a very interesting quote: "The historian Will Durant calculated that there have only been twenty-nine years in all of human history during which a war was not underway somewhere." It is astonishing that we humans just can't seem to get along together, so we decide to start wars. It is also amazing that the we can't just sit back and say this is stupid lets figure out a better way to work things out.

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