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The Point and Purpose of War (Greater or Otherwise)

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- Mon, 28 Dec 2020 18:23:38 EST F26porE8 No.58086
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What is the point and purpose of war? Approaching the issue of conflict with a cool head, is it an art form? A sport? A science? A pissing contest? A part of the Archetypal Hero's Journey? All of the above? Is it a symptom of a sick or even early society, something we will be rid of after a point? What are your thoughts?
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Doris Saffingbanks - Wed, 30 Dec 2020 22:40:22 EST uay/kIgU No.58087 Reply
"War is fun is cool" - Attila 'The Hun"
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Ebenezer Pittstone - Fri, 29 Jan 2021 09:57:34 EST 2OqY6DL3 No.58098 Reply
It's to cause chaos which can be used by assholes to further their own goals.
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Rank Ass - Fri, 29 Jan 2021 22:37:52 EST bCN+ga3d No.58099 Reply
War is man's most pure and focused execution of satan's will.

Or in an agnostic sense, it it the most anti-human action humans can do.
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Phyllis Claylock - Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:54:54 EST U/UlTwIP No.58118 Reply
>>58086
At best it's a necessary means of resolving a situation where two parties exist, with only enough resources for one to survive on, or for societies that cannot coexist to consolidate through elimination. Where necessary of course. Where there really cannot be any conceivable solution that allows both parties to live, one could entertain it necessary in the grand scheme.

At worst, it's purpose is in resolving a situation that could have been retrieved through rational discourse or some other form of diplomacy, but through human error and inadequacy the way was not seen, and stability is therefore only returned to through violent conflict. In these cases it is not necessary, and it is a straight up failure on our part.

There's many in-betweens of course, but I think these are the two basic purposes for war or reasons that war comes about
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Fucking Shittingworth - Tue, 27 Apr 2021 20:44:27 EST XhqKAURg No.58119 Reply
The basis of much of war is financial. It's all about maintaining financial stability, either through military industry, or by removing obstacles to future gain. In Vietnam, the French were fighting to retain control of a former colony lost during WW2. 73% of the French war was finances by the US government which eventually fully took over the war as its own. The North Vietnamese were literally fighting for their survival against an invading force. In that example you can see a multitude of causes in a single instance.
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Basil Hillerson - Fri, 30 Apr 2021 10:54:54 EST b05E4qG1 No.58120 Reply
>>58118
Or as a means to acquire resources and influence for power and control, to halt and eliminate a conquesting force's progress as to secure one's interests.
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Priscilla Hodgesat - Fri, 03 Sep 2021 13:27:29 EST lZrqIr5o No.58143 Reply
The purpose of war is to win.
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William Geckleforth - Tue, 07 Sep 2021 03:34:29 EST 3I657xmk No.58148 Reply
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What is peace? Most successful creatures must pay for their lives in blood, either their prey must die or their predators must starve or both. We know that it's possible for humans to coexist peacefully and profitably, we can see it in our imaginations, but it's really hard to get there. Peace is possible but it isn't natural.

I think alien ecologies might evolve in such a way that symbiotic exchange becomes the norm, like enlightened capitalism but with nutrients, and competition happens on the level of one multi-species superorganism vs another. These creatures would understand war, but they would not understand predation, Earth would look like some kind of savage vore-hell.
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Sophie Mollerwater - Fri, 01 Oct 2021 18:44:15 EST s00dV2GP No.58152 Reply
>>58086 depends on the war in most cases, but I'd say most wars have underlying economic or at least material causes
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Fucking Corrychidge - Sun, 21 Nov 2021 13:56:41 EST SjHr6Z8w No.58190 Reply
<<War is the event where young people who have nothing against each other kill between them in the name of old men who do hate each other>>.
Basically preservation of the interests of the elites, external increase of monetary flow. Not art, not sport, just a plain manifestation of the corruption power has on the human mind.
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Nathaniel Bimmlehidge - Thu, 17 Feb 2022 18:01:59 EST uunEfd9A No.58207 Reply
>>58086
Character assassination

*SMAC*
humiliated
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Alice Cemmlewill - Sat, 19 Feb 2022 10:44:25 EST uunEfd9A No.58221 Reply
>>58207
Trey the explainer

The prehistoric origins of conflict
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ESOILmoxfTg

Further reading:

Flower wars - routine wars to keep the number of fighting men down

Neanderthals - trepanation, they were afraid of what they knew, never use a weapon that will hurt you more than the enemy

Holocene extinction event - hegemony - animal husbandry
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Jack Pegglegold - Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:42:47 EST jO8bcl/J No.58222 Reply
>>58086
When you say "point" and "purpose" you are implying creationism.

War is a thing that happens because of reasons.

You might as well ask what is the point of existence
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Caroline Wuttinghood - Mon, 28 Feb 2022 12:06:45 EST uunEfd9A No.58239 Reply
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>>58207

*pussy*
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Frederick Drobbleken - Tue, 01 Mar 2022 12:03:17 EST uunEfd9A No.58240 Reply
>>58239

Journalism and media studies are pretty cool too
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Hugh Wenningworth - Sun, 06 Mar 2022 16:18:48 EST uunEfd9A No.58253 Reply
>>58240
One time i spunked off in the next room to a dead woman. The fire alarms went off "hot"

4
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Hugh Wenningworth - Sun, 06 Mar 2022 18:38:21 EST uunEfd9A No.58254 Reply
>>58253
Another time i played fallout as noomi rapace and went around collecting bent tin cans and surgical tubing

picked a pencil off a dead ghoul dropped it on a dead dog
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Hugh Wenningworth - Sun, 06 Mar 2022 18:40:03 EST uunEfd9A No.58255 Reply
>>58254
(Elizabeth Shaw)
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Hugh Wenningworth - Sun, 06 Mar 2022 18:41:12 EST uunEfd9A No.58256 Reply
>>58254
they call me the menopause (octopus)
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Hugh Wenningworth - Sun, 06 Mar 2022 18:43:50 EST uunEfd9A No.58257 Reply
>>58256
how many bent tin cans do you need

why would i limit myself
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Charlotte Billingdale - Mon, 07 Mar 2022 05:39:30 EST uunEfd9A No.58258 Reply
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>>58257
GarBaGe
666
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Charlotte Billingdale - Mon, 07 Mar 2022 05:45:10 EST uunEfd9A No.58259 Reply
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>>58258
Volcano + the Sea

Noone can hear you scream
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Angus Chavingdale - Thu, 10 Mar 2022 14:45:24 EST uunEfd9A No.58270 Reply
>>58086
Elephants and mammoths were baby eaters. We had a species war in the stone age.

Steppe horses pushed boulders. They made an imitation of the great wall of china.

Quasi-psychedealic

Pseudo - sort of

Quasi - sort of but not really

Stone Age Rock
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Angus Chavingdale - Thu, 10 Mar 2022 14:51:33 EST uunEfd9A No.58271 Reply
>>58270

Water horses. Troglodytic vermin that survived the ice ages.

They have transitional flippers like lugia (yes the pokemon).

That's what the horse meat scandal in france was about a few years back.
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