War, What Is It Good for?

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“War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. War, I despise because it means destruction of innocent lives. War means tears to thousands of mothers’ eyes; when their sons go to fight and lose their lives. War is an enemy to all mankind, the reasons of war blows my mind. War has caused unrest in my generation, who wants to die? War has shattered many young man’s dreams, made him disabled, bitter and mean. Life is much too precious to spend fighting wars these days. War can’t give life; it can only take it away. Peace, love and understand; is there no place for them today? They say we must fight to keep our freedom but surely there must be a better way.” - Edwin Starr. However, War can be a good thing. It stimulates the economy. It can build national pride. It can be very lucrative for the winning side also. The bad thing about war is the loss of lives. War is like forest fires; you cannot prevent forest fires. Any old advertisement showing ‘Smokey the bear’ was really a flaw in human thinking long ago. Forest fires are a natural thing that has taken place for millions of years, and so is war. Thinking you can prevent war is somewhat ignorant. If you try to prevent forest fires you end up having a massive one rage out of control, dominating everything in its wake. However, small forest fires are good for the ecosystem and renew life, the aboriginal Australians knew this. If you take a strong, inattentive priority of stopping all forest fires in the world you doom ecosystems. This will only cause a monumental forest fire that will destroy everything.

You cannot prevent war; even if you try someone will come and provoke it upon you. The geography of humans has existed for thousands og years involving war. You may ask why it is impossible to live without war. It is a property that makes us what we are, humans.

Until humans evolve out of the need for war; it is obvious that war is seeded deep in our instinct and genes. Some argue that, since we are the...
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