Bram J wrote:
We credit the human race with too little humanity, in my view.
The main reason there will be no global military conflict in the future is that the people will not allow it.
Whether we have come on as a species, or the ability to mass communicate now being de jure for so many means that underlying instincts and innate morality rules over the manipulations of the hierarchy I don't really know.
It does seem folks won't take that war shite any more laying down.
Your optimism is touching, and however much I'd like to agree, I think I can't.
We're a wicked breed if you ask me. Probably the most wicked species in the world. Our history has been marked with bloodshed and atrocities, why would our future look any different? Have we suddenly evolved? Is the average human being today any better than the average human being in the past? There will always be war, and if it ever comes to a world without war it will be a world without life or a world of complete opression and enslavement.
i have to agree with highlandflyer people arnt taking shit anymore and standing up for themselves now that people have the power to be heard, people are far more aware today than they ever have been and we have evolved technically. anyone with a phone can film an event and send it round the world in seconds. the atrocities commitited in the past relyed on the power of a few over meny. it relyed on disinformation and propaganda.
war is praticed by a small minority of countries that find it profitable for there own means.
If 'propaganda' was no longer relevent to the way we live today the Sun newspaper would not have switched its allegiance to the Tory party, David Cameron wouldn't be timing British withdrawal from Afgan for just before the next General Election or offering a Referendum on the EU if
the Tories are elected!
We live in a world of 'reality TV' which is about as far removed from reality as it is possible to get, where young girls would rather be a WAG than Jessica Ennis, and where a College is now offering a Foundation Course in how to apply to the X-Factor!
'Social Networking' has also given every 'social misfit' with the IQ of an amoeba the mistaken impression that their opinion is every bit as good, valid and relevent as anyone elses...
...we need another conventional war to rid half the world of its cannon-fodder populace, just like they used to!