« Obama Blame Game, Ira… | Home | Defining Contemporary… »

War as the Opposite of Civilization


Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /nfs/c08/h02/mnt/120456/domains/onviolence.com/html/pivotx/modules/smarty/Smarty_Compiler.class.php on line 270

One comment


Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /nfs/c08/h02/mnt/120456/domains/onviolence.com/html/pivotx/lib.php on line 4647

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /nfs/c08/h02/mnt/120456/domains/onviolence.com/html/pivotx/includes/textile/classtextile.php on line 1011

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /nfs/c08/h02/mnt/120456/domains/onviolence.com/html/pivotx/lib.php on line 4647

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /nfs/c08/h02/mnt/120456/domains/onviolence.com/html/pivotx/includes/textile/classtextile.php on line 1011

I agree completely. I think it poignant that a common defense of violence/war is that it is part of our primitive nature. That it is in some way natural or legitimate because it is linked through evolution to our primitive ancestors as a necessity for survival (the strongest passes his genes). However, the lone fact that violence and war are primitive urges does not justify them because we have civilization and rational thought.