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War Is Like Rust

Joe 145 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:38 AM
People fight over scarce resources. A married couple fights over money more often than any other issue. I do not believe that it was a coincidence that the worst war in human history was immediately preceded by the worst economic downturn in human history. I agree that perception is an important variable. The South left the Union in 1961 because they believed that they would only become weaker if no more slave states were allowed to enter the Union. It was their best chance and they took it. This issue with war and peace with liberals is similar to the gun issue. It seems the believe is that if you just take away the weapons, the violence and war will go away. Or at least contain it. WRONG.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:11 AM
People don't kill people. Guns kill people.

Thousands of people a day save themselves from bad guys by using guns. Guns kill people.

When governments take away their people's guns, they often kill them bu the million. Guns kill people.

Our inalienable right of self defense is threatened by guns. Guns kill people.

If the above makes sense to you, you might be a liberal.
Ron781 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:03 AM
Subtract 100 yrs please. The USA is in denial and can be compared to a ostrich with its head buried in the sand. We will rue the day we elected Barack Obama.
robert3539 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:05 AM
mistermilo Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:29 AM
We will rue the day we elected Barack Obama.

I have rued the day for four years already.
Hamilcar Barca Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:34 AM
And we have been in a "rue the day" mode for four years.

War seems to come out of nowhere, like rust that suddenly pops up on iron after a storm.

Throughout history, we have seen that war can sometimes be avoided or postponed, or its effects mitigated -- usually through a balance of power, alliances and deterrence rather than supranational collective agencies. But it never seems to go away entirely.

Just as otherwise lawful suburbanites might slug it out over silly driveway boundaries, or trivial road rage can escalate into shooting violence, so nations and factions can whip themselves up to go to war -- consider 1861, 1914 or 1939. Often, the pretexts...

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