[Homestead] It's almost over
mmcharry at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 10:32:16 EST 2008
On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:22 AM, Lynn Wigglesworth <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Am I not writing English? I don't seem to be able to make my point that
> there are people, cultures, religions, etc. that DON'T start conflicts with
> others. Bev and others have implied, or outright said that it's "just the
> way human are" to aggress against others and take what they want. I'm saying
> that as long as there are people who DON'T do that, it can't be a universal
> "human" trait...it is perhaps a trait in a subset of humans, but not all. If
> violence and aggression were universal human traits, wouldn't ALL people be
> brawl and stealing?
It's a war crime to start a war of aggression without provocation.
Many mainstream religions support that position. It's taken a long
time to get to that position, and the Bush administration set it back
a century or so, but it's still a fundamental principle. George Bush
would likely be facing the World Court if we weren't the biggest super
The latest report on world terrorism states that our aggression has
made us less safe.
And so it goes.
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