Peace: Envy of the human race. For the longest time humans have sought to acquire peace, but failed. My proof? To this day there is still conflict, and differences in idea about everything. Conflict as far as the eye can see .Is there even such thing as peace?
Well I think, if you refer to peace as a state that lasts forever, then there is no such thing. Peace is just an equilibrium in the relations of different groups of people. An equilibrium can only be maintained if both sides cancel each other out. If one side grows to strong, then that equilibrium is threatened. Of course politics gave this concept a fancy name, deterrence. Deterrence, or deterrence theory is a concept that follows the "silver rule". Peace nowadays is possible through nuclear deterrence.
If anything the cold war is a perfect example of this. During the Cuban missile crisis, when Cuba agreed on letting Russia station nuclear weapons in Cuba, America protested to it greatly. It was rather an unfair, and stupid move. America did not place any nuclear weapons on the Philippines, Japan, or Thailand at the time because they knew Russia would see that as a threat. That's just like having someone point a loaded gun at you. Wouldn't you protest to that?
People hesitate, they lose their nerve. That is how deterrence theory works. And unfortunately, for now at least, this is the only way peace can be assured. Sayings, and Ideas like " If everyone can only get along" are naive. There is no way to assure people to get along other than deterrence.
Aside from that I think people have a huge misconception about the terms "peace","war". When peace is threatened or disturbed, humans set out on campaigns who's aims are to "restore peace". I for one refuse to take part in an adventure that is metaphysically rooted in the destruction of an abstract and artificial concept like chaos, simply because, connotatively speaking, it is less desirable than the equally artificial term order.When will you people learn these are merely patterns that our temporal minds have made for us in a desperate attempt to make sense of an unimaginable, huge and impersonal universe?
Order? Chaos? War? Peace? These are words. Only words for things we do not even understand.
Chaos is not something you fight against. Order is not something you protect, They have no more power or importance than that which we give
And I for one will not perpetuate the asinine paradigm that there is something inherently wrong about chaos, or order. Equilibrium, or deterrence is the only true peace. Now then, are there any objections?