In the past it may be "right" that the strong ruled the weak, and that hundred of nations assimilated into one as a disregard for coexistence and humility, yet even in those trial times, the universal truth exists and have existed.
Lessons in peace and war can be brutal to which the prices paid are all in vain if we've learnt nothing, while our heads are busy buried chasing the conditional victories and self gratification.
Time and time again bloodshed begets bloodshed, and every single "mightiest" have succumbed to destruction. No glory, nor pride of such however great can deny the terrible costs. 100,000 men alive has that much more potential to better the wold than 100,000 dead. Lives are not numbers, yet from those casualty numbers we must see ourselves.
In the long run, war is certainly not a safeguard for the stability of any authority, including the Mongol legacy that made-humbled even the Great Empire Under-Heaven, only to be defeated by smaller countries.
Personally, I do not want to see my children generations suffer through violence and destruction. Socialism, Marxism, capitalism, etc... wouldn't it be a shame if we die for these IDEAS and that our later generations die for our possible IDEAS?
Edited by Sansone, 14 August 2010 - 08:33 PM.