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division offense/defense=illusion?

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1/4/2015 7:00:33 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I have been thinking about war. Many times have I heard people voice an opinion that is something along the lines that military offensive action is horrible, but defense is totally moral.

When I think about war I see that which we observe and label as war as merely the tip of the iceberg, an iceberg that under the surface constitutes pretty much the entire physical world. I think it is a matter of where do you draw the line, what do you decide to call war, and what do you decide to call business as usual. Because I think it's all war, it's just a matter of degree. And military operations are not all about guns and bombs, there's a ton of other things, such as surveillance, psychological operations etc. It ties in with even such things as what children's books are published. And I see this as an inevitable consequence of how the world works.

Furthermore, I think this dynamic is very much like a chemical equilibrium reaction (reversible reaction), where these arrows are used when writing an equation:

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The borders of countries did not pop up from nowhere, they were fought over, and have to continuously be fought over on a thousand fronts and in a thousand dimensions. If I have a certain job I didn't just get it from nowhere, I had to look for a job, I had to travel to the workplace and prove that I could perform the job, and then I had to show up on time every day and keep proving that I can perform the job every day. If I were to begin neglecting my duties someone else would soon replace me. And as far as I'm concerned every day is a struggle, every day is exertion of power fueled by desire and fear. And this is true no matter how laid-back your job, no matter how serene and humane the atmosphere. In fact, a lot of times you have to go through quite some struggle to attain a position that is serene to any degree, and mental inhibitions that make you less willing, interested or able to strive for that will most likely result in you ending up in more brutal conditions.

So is there really any substance at all to the commonly held view of distinguishing offense and defense, or are they really one and the same? I think they are basically one and the same thing, and it's all a mind trick to have this division. Any entity is constantly bombarded by outer forces, and is in constant struggle against them.

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1/4/2015 7:09:57 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Wow, I bothered to join this forum only to find out YOU CAN'T EDIT YOUR POSTS. Ha ha ha ha. Stupidest forum ever...
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined