Another Spectrum

Personal ramblings and rants of a somewhat twisted mind

What causes war?


While the reduction or removal of guns is not likely to see peace break out, it work certainly reduce significantly the harm caused by conflict.

Strange thoughts, random mutterings

warThis is a question I’ve given plenty of thought to recently, in light of the centenary of World War I, the Syrian conflict and more recently the renewal of Israel-Palestine hostilities. I’ve been reading a lot of opinions on blogs and news sites.

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Author: Barry

A post war baby boomer from Aotearoa New Zealand who has lived with migraines for as long as I can remember and discovered I am autistic at the age of sixty. I blog because in real life I'm somewhat backwards about coming forward with my opinions.

2 thoughts on “What causes war?

  1. There is no question that a reduction in arms would reduce violence and yet there are countries in the world – i.e. Switzerland – where every citizen of age has a weapon and violence rates are very low (mind you they have manadatory military training). Personally I think the idea of reducing weapons in general is academic and problematic. Weapon ownership is written into the constitution of some countries (i.e. the US) and weapon production is an integral part of many economies. In an ideal world I am 100% for weapon reduction. However I think that is naive at this point. Much like an ant standing at the base of a huge rampart, looking way up and shaking its front leg at the walls while shouting , “This wall shouldn’t be here!” Ummm, yeah, maybe so but complaining is totally irrelevant. Find another way around.

  2. Paul, what is the other way around this problem?

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