"maintaining the balance of power." —the relentless geopolitics of power competition.It is why, when Communism fell, it was stated this epochal event represented:
"The end of history" —the end of superpower conflict.It proved not to be, now that we have the never ending war on terrorism' and the relentless rise again of Russian nationalism.
Wars are also great energizers; enemies give a direction and purpose to daily life. They are also the greatest stimulus to business profits (the military-industrial complex), as well as to military and then civil invention.
We all accept and condone this social system built on power, domination and exploitation of others. We simply do not challenge this system in a deep and consistent way, as it gives us satisfaction in so many ways.
This game (which includes the threat of war — the need of nations to rearm to defend themselves against perceived enemies - rather than actual war itself), is as old as the superiority of the dominant tribe, demonstrating yet again there has been no evolution of the human mind.
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This article has been reprinted from Beyond the Mind with permission