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Biophilic

(4,060 posts)
Sat Oct 14, 2023, 09:58 AM Oct 2023

"Last night I had the strangest dream I've ever dreamed before..."

I've just been sitting here thinking about how weird it is that we have 'rules of war.' At this point in history, I'm grateful that there are some, but still I'm appalled that the human species has 'agreed' to them. When you think it about it, it's odd. we're suppose to be the ultimate species on this planet and yet the best we can do is sometimes abide by 'rules' for warfare.

Yes, I believe there are some wars that simply need to be fought, but damn, is that the best we can do? I guess I'll keep humming and praying that sometime, in the generations to follow, people will finally "agree to put an end to war." Please, maybe, sometime...

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"Last night I had the strangest dream I've ever dreamed before..." (Original Post) Biophilic Oct 2023 OP
Someday... oregonjen Oct 2023 #1
Thanks. Biophilic Oct 2023 #4
I'm a pacifist and anti-war. However, no_hypocrisy Oct 2023 #2
Yeah, my rational brain says you're right, but damn can't we do any better? Biophilic Oct 2023 #3
I know what you're saying, but . . . . . no_hypocrisy Oct 2023 #5
I hate it when other people are logical and right. Biophilic Oct 2023 #6
I'll keep fighting, b/c I feel there is no other option. no_hypocrisy Oct 2023 #7
Rules of War lapfog_1 Oct 2023 #8
I find it really strange that The West Wing always has an excellent answer. Thanks for posting. Biophilic Oct 2023 #9
Last night I had the strangest dream. spanone Oct 2023 #10
............................ JohnSJ Oct 2023 #11
"It is good that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it." Arthur_Frain Oct 2023 #12

no_hypocrisy

(47,062 posts)
2. I'm a pacifist and anti-war. However,
Sat Oct 14, 2023, 10:06 AM
Oct 2023

I've recently accepted the epiphany that the heedless quest for power is like the heedless greed for money. It will never stop. In the history of the World and the present and in the future, there will always be those who will throw themselves into fire in order to have more than they already have.

Consult your Bible and your Greek Epics. It's all in there.

Biophilic

(4,060 posts)
3. Yeah, my rational brain says you're right, but damn can't we do any better?
Sat Oct 14, 2023, 10:11 AM
Oct 2023

The Bible, at least the Old Testament, is pretty much one war after another with some sex thrown in every now and again, which, I guess, pretty much sums up human history.

no_hypocrisy

(47,062 posts)
5. I know what you're saying, but . . . . .
Sat Oct 14, 2023, 10:21 AM
Oct 2023

I'm pretty sure that Hamas, Netanyahu, Putin, Kim Jong-Ill, etc. don't give a rat's ass about my sentiments, our sentiments.

Biophilic

(4,060 posts)
6. I hate it when other people are logical and right.
Sat Oct 14, 2023, 10:27 AM
Oct 2023

Damn, can we just get rid of them? I am so damn human. But I'm still gonna just keep humming. Maybe someday.

Biophilic

(4,060 posts)
9. I find it really strange that The West Wing always has an excellent answer. Thanks for posting.
Sat Oct 14, 2023, 10:46 AM
Oct 2023

Certainly makes one stop to think.

Arthur_Frain

(1,905 posts)
12. "It is good that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."
Sat Oct 14, 2023, 12:15 PM
Oct 2023

Somebody something or other. Still valid today. Little toxic masculinity boys playing at fighting until it’s not playing anymore, and now nobody in charge thinks to say “Perhaps we could stop?”.

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