How to achieve world peace in this day and age.
It seems that in any given time there is a conflict going on somewhere in the world.
I am lucky that I come from Australia, a very peaceful country where there has not really been any conflict within our borders during our short history.
However in other parts of the world war wages. Wars that even Australia has felt necessary to get involved with.
There is no doubt that it appears to be part of human nature to raise arms and to join in on the destruction.
It all comes down to our basic nature of ego, hunger for power and basic human needs.
The truth is that as animals there is no better feeling than conquering over something else. It brings a sense of satisfaction that cannot be beaten.
It seems strange that we are still doing things as primitive as blowing each other up and killing each other.
War is expensive, there is no doubt about it. Most of the conflict in the world happens in very poor countries and it makes me wonder where these armies get the money.
Organisations like ISIS must have some serious backers to even be able to have become as big as they are.
The conflicts that are happening in other parts of the world are hard for me to fully understand. I doubt that your average Australian really has any idea of what is going on in these places.
For me it seems that increased communication is the key to reducing conflict. If you understand your enemy more, overtime you begin to realise that you have some things in common.
This way the conflict becomes somewhat trivialized and things might start to die down.
But on the other side of the coin how much desire is there for people to be in conflict? I spoke before about people’s basic human nature seeking destruction and damage.
Maybe as people we want to be in a fight, it is something that unites us. If there is a battlefront we feel more united as a nation, race etc.
I recently spoke to a guy from Ukraine- his country is currently at war with Russia. He told me that people go to fight out of boredom and attempting to become a national hero
It kind of surprised me the way he spoke about it: kind of in a nonchalant way.
So if people are prepared to die? Is war a really super bad thing?
Well in any context killing people is a bad thing. However don’t we just bring this upon ourselves?
As a human race there has to be a battlefront that unites us. This is just the basic psychology.
It sounds ridiculous but there could be some benefits of war. But do the positives outweigh the negatives? We all like to honour the fallen hero.
Personally I don’t believe this to be true but there has to be a reason why in this super connected, rationalistic global economy our most basic animalistic desires are coming to the fore, bringing about this bloodshed.
It comes down to one thing in my mind: culture. It is our attitudes as a society that has dictated and allowed these types of activities to take place.
Peace would be achievable if we had a different disposition and outlook. But it seems it is just not really possible. There are cunts, we act like cunts and that is what is expected.
Now what we are seeing is a build up of armies as a kind of display of strength. Huge amounts of public money is poured into them that then mostly do nothing.
It is possible that in the future there will be skirmishes between armies without any ill feeling among the two people’s. This would be a disaster though.
The conflicts that are happening in places like the Middle East appear to have a serious ideological bent.
In the Western world ISIS is seen as being nothing but a death cult, nothing but pure evil. But is this the way it really is? I mean come on these just can’t be a bunch of freaks having a go at getting whatever it is that they want.
It is going to be interesting to see what plays out. But there is no doubt about it that conflict seems to spring out of nowhere. Whether a good thing or a bad it is unavoidable.