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I find war an insult to human intelligence. And the blame game is no excuse to me. We humans should be able to get along.

Posted - October 13, 2023

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  • 9854
    Lighten up, Stu. Nanoose was being serious and neither was I.
      October 22, 2023 4:34 PM MDT
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  • 13257
    Like both of you, I was also being serious, lol.
      October 22, 2023 6:25 PM MDT
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  • 10504

    Yeah its sort of like gangs in an area. They will sometimes fight each other but if an outsider tries to move in the gangs will work together and drive them out. Cheers and happy weekend!

      October 22, 2023 10:05 AM MDT
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  • 13257
    That’s all well and good and rational, but it fails to take into account the existence and actions of bad actors intent on war, such as Hitler and Hirohito in WWII.
      October 22, 2023 9:17 AM MDT
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  • 22896
    I think your examples do not make my opinion a failed thought - - those bad actors are possibly an insult to human intelligence. I question someone's intelligence if he or she is drawn to wanting war. (And, yes, I realize some of the 'war-riest' people may have high IQs.)
      October 24, 2023 6:36 PM MDT
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  • 13257
    True, but I was focusing on “should be able to get along.”

    Bad actors like these render that impossible.
      October 24, 2023 7:56 PM MDT
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  • 7776
    Accomplishing that is a monumental task. First of all, to live in a perfect world, you would somehow change the way every single person on this planet thinks. You have to get people to care about their fellow humans and build from there. Also, take money out of the equation and get people to believe it's for their own good. This post was edited by Zack at October 24, 2023 6:36 PM MDT
      October 22, 2023 4:50 PM MDT
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  • 22896
    Well-said, yes. Good points.

    I just sometimes think that if f I can get along with people without drawing war, maybe it's possible.
    I'm not patting myself on the back but countless times people in my life over the years have said it's admirable that I can still remain myself and get along with everyone, even if I highly disagree with others.
    And I admit -- I care about my fellow humans.  :)


    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at October 25, 2023 8:56 AM MDT
      October 24, 2023 6:39 PM MDT
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  • 7776
    I'll pat you on your back instead. You're a good man, but I don't think you know it yet.
      October 24, 2023 8:20 PM MDT
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  • 22896
    Thank you very much, Zack. I appreciate that.
    Yes, I tend to not give myself credit at times.
      October 25, 2023 8:19 PM MDT
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  • 22896

    And my thoughts about war do not diminish at all my admiration and respect for those who have served in the military. 
    When war happens, or when preserving peace, these people have my respect. Though I wish their service were not needed.
      October 24, 2023 6:46 PM MDT
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