"Faith is not a good reason to believe in any one thing. It's a bad reason to believe in everything. Faith is not synonymous with any one idea; it is synonymous with any strongly held idea, true or not. But one thing faith is not synonymous with is a logically justified idea."
March 21, 2010
Resources means anything one nation needs to live that they can find in the next nation over. (Land, Oil, Food, etc.) This does not mean we need oil to live, but our way of life needs oil and our way of life allows us to live. As long as we require rare resources to thrive we will kill our neighbors for the rights to them. Finally, Pride, which means the need rulers have to feel powerful. It’s the alpha male syndrome blown out of proportion! Alexander the Great was doing just fine in Macedonia and Greece and he didn’t need to conquer the world. But he became power hungry. War is unfortunate, but not unnecessary. We have a reason to go to war from time to time that is not short sighted and small minded. At times like this, rare time, we must fight. War should not be the first response. Diplomacy should always be first. But even if you’re the most logical, rational and relaxed nation in the world, you will still be dealing with many nations who are not so understanding. People talk a lot of shit about the neutral nations in northern Europe. They call them cowards. What people don’t understand is they are not cowards at all. They simply don’t get into nearly as many fights as we do because they’re thinking before they act, where as we just throw missiles around like chew toys! Stop the illogical beliefs and you’ll stop most wars. At least for your country. I’ve been to war. I’ve killed. It does not bother me to take life. I am willing to kill but not willing to sacrifice my morality for loyalty. I do what I will based on what I understand. I regret the need to war with others, but when the need arises someone must do it
Author: SgtHaile at 11:23 PM