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We declare wars on poverty, AIDS, and terrorism. Poverty, AIDS, and terrorism still exist, proof that war energizes its targets.
War is good for economy, though we would never harbor war for that reason. Or would we?
We believe war is natural because we’ve been warring for centuries. People have always killed other people: that’s just way it is, we say.
We confuse natural with normal. Normal means a behavior is prevalent and accepted. Natural means a behavior is inherent. It is normal to kill others because we created a violent culture. It is not natural to kill others, contrary to claims that survival behaviors in nature support this thesis. Humans do not naturally and inherently need to kill to survive.
We’ve decided to kill to resolve our conflicts. This is culture we built.
Tomorrow’s culture begins today. You and I, acting with love, acceptance, and respect, begin to form tomorrow’s culture. You and I, acting with vengeance, hatred, bigotry, or greed begin to form tomorrow’s culture.
Which culture shall we shape today?
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