MattisManzel 22:12, 12 Mar 2005 (CET): I think war is a bug in human evolution that happened pretty short ago - 'bout 70.000 - 250.000 years, when the human brain really started exploding. Cannibalism went along with it.
Human babies are the only youngsters of a species who are naturely afraid of an individual of the same species. I read that in works of Konrad Lorenz. This is one result of the short time-ago-human-evolution-bug. War is another. All of our culture is based on it. Our money, the monetary system we are organized in reflects this bug.
We have the means and the "collective intellience" now. Time for a change.
"You don't win a war by dying for your country. You win a war by making the other son-of-a-b*** die for his." (found in some user's signature on Cyber Wars)
"The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service." - , "A country cannot simultaneously prepare and prevent war.", both from Albert Einstein (no, Einstein quotes are still ok ;)
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" - Gandhi
"Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind." - General William Westmoreland <- and thats why it also was the last?
"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in." - George McGovern
"Once and for all the idea of glorious victories won by the glorious army must be wiped out. Niether side is glorious. On either side they're just frightened men messing their pants and they all want the same thing - not to lie under theearth, but to walk upon it - without crutches." - Peter Weiss
"History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap." - Ronald Reagan