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By, Mike Fawkes
War. Why does it exist? Why can people not reason with each other? Why is it when we come to a disagreement we stick a gun down the opposition's throat? Why do we tell our children to murder and slaughter someone they haven't even met? Why does it seem as soon as our son's and daughter's graduate we tell them, 'All right class put down your pencils and pick up your assault rifles'.
Julian Assange once said, "If wars can be started lies, peace can be started by truth". Mr. Assange is absolutely correct. Words are amazing both in oral and written form. When words are viewed objectively they are scratches on a piece of paper or random noises coming out of someone's mouth. But when words are viewed subjectively, they can cause a rift in public discourse which results in a revolt among the people. A real world example of this would be Thomas Paine's pamphlet, Common Sense. So why is it there are so many activists and people telling the truth about wars, but we have not yet achieved peace? Is man born naturally to kill? Is man created so morally ill he cannot govern or decide for himself? So why is it the morally ill man who governs the morally ill men? Is it wrong to say man cannot reason with another man? With reason with our fellow men every day. I don't walk into a store and steal everything I can. I pay the shop keeper for the goods I have received. So maybe it's not man that cannot reason with other men. But governments that cannot reason with other governments, that which has resulted in bloodshed.
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