Why Are Wars Fought?


Along with 'who?', 'why?' is the most neglected question in the context of war.

It is said that war is motivated by lack of breathing space.

For someone with great enough ambition, only the entire multiverse in its completeness can provide enough breathing space.

To gain breathing space, there are two paths: the path of resistance and the path of Love.

Following the path of resistance leads to war.

When setting a more definite goal, again there are two basic possibilities: the path of vision and the path of negation.

Those who follow the path of vision look at the situation as a whole, imagine a vision, and choose to bring into reality the envisioned situation.

Those who follow the path of negation have a simplistic and dualistic view: there is 'us' and there is the 'enemy'. They also set themselves a simplistic goal - to obliterate the enemy.

As an example, consider the traditional western view: the state sets the goal, and the army obliterates the enemy which stands in the way.

The path of vision is flexible whereas the path of negation is not; the followers of vision can use or abuse the followers of negation with simple 'divide and conquer' strategy.

It is much easier to unify people under one's command if the goal is *against* something; it is simple to explain.

It is harder to unify people (especially under one's command) if the goal is *for* something - the people have to have enough awareness and approval to share the vision.

Those who do not have a vision in one field will be swallowed up in the visions of others in that field.

Afterall, one can also choose to breathe less.


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