Originally Posted by Phillzzy
You CANNOT make generalizations about wars! What if the person me was my mother (for some odd reason)! War happens to infrequently to make generalizations about it. So many factors, so many decisions, so many lives, to make a simple analogy! I agree, i would probably shoot the person, if i had a gun. But the "analogy" you are looking for, is if some random person has a gun in his gun cabinet, and he has grudge against me because i have more money than he does. Does that give me the right to go into his house and shoot him? no.
I think the situation would change if the gun took the gun out of his cabinet and killed 2 people with it.
Anyways you make some sense. I respect your opinion.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself John Stuart Mill