I Think There Is No Such Thing As Altruistic War

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    A Challenge, Not a Story

    As social scientists have argued for years, war is a form of exchange - negative reciprocity taken to the extreme.  You've got it, I want it - so gimme or else!  I spent a long time sorting through the propaganda that schools, the government, and elders or peers say...
    dwarfofyore dwarfofyore
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2008

    By Definition....

    War is brought on if either side has something to gain from being on the winning side. Altruism is, by definition, the belief of being selfless. So no war can be altruistic. The ones who fight in the wars have nothing to gain from it. The politicians who hide behind the...
    stevenpfeiffer stevenpfeiffer
    26-30, M
    Nov 12, 2010

    Stupid.

    There is nothing altruistic about a war. No war is unselfish. No war carries concern for the welfare of others. Enough said.   No matter what a war is over or about... They are completely selfish.
    jasminjane jasminjane
    18-21, F
    Apr 29, 2009
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