War, this process that allows individuals to leave out their humanity to do atrocities.
War, this pitiless fight among people who want to show their superiority.
War, this lack of communication leading to terrible extermination.
We could continue to give different loathsome and appalling definitions of this term all day long. In essence, each one of us perfectly knows war and its consequences. Some historians state we only had 250 years of peace in humanity. In this effect, we and our ancestors always lived more or less directly through many kinds of harmful conflicts all around the world. Hence, with all our knowledge, why are we not learning from our mistakes and try to conceive a better world ?
Before continuing, I would like to remind you the definition of mistake. An error or fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge, or carelessness. In my conceit, the end of the definition completely dovetails to the worst part of human spirit. Beside all their qualities, individuals are and always will be flawed by their arrogance which continuously binds them to a cesspool of rashness and ignorance. Religious wars where believers wanted to oblige other folks to be devoted like them ( e.g. the troubles in Northern Ireland), ideologic wars in which some community wanted to show their superiority ( e.g. Hutus vs Tutsis in Rwanda ) or even wars based on personal interests ( USA vs Iran and Afghanistan) all seems to have different foolish reasons to fight for. But when you clearly analyze all the premises of those bloodsheds, you can perceive that it is always due to human natural buffoonery and vanity.
We could therefore assume that humans cannot overcome their own inability because they are the root of the problem. By saying this, we would give a very pessimistic insight for the subsequent years. But no, I prefer to say that war is like a plague, which can therefore be cured. But how can we recover from a disease that outlives everything and everyone ? Obviously, we firstly need to educate people so they can understand their situation and the suffering of their fellow men. Nevertheless, and unlike the common consensus, I don’t think that gaining knowledge is the only key to stop this scourge. Indeed, a lot of pretendedly educated people which were head of states had this desire to fight for totally unlawful desires or ideologies. And of course, no one could stop them. Consequently, I think that betting in education is essential but cannot attenuate human malice. We need to put everyone on an equal footing, help each other economically in order to tighten up the gap between the one who have a lust for power and the others who don’t have a word to say and often follow the movement . By doing this, the rest of the population will not just focus on their simple survival, but will be able to free themselves and overturn the wicked acts of some macabre leaders.
Accordingly, individuals will not respect dreadful orders for the cause of some unconscious leaders. They will understand the frightfulness of their decisions and not follow their diktats like machines. As I said in the last article, machines are not humans. Now, it is time to prove the contrary.