January 26, 2011

War is a curiosity. War is, but needn’t be. War is a curiosity for me because I take it as bad, and thus not inevitable in a world that can be good. Another might see it as inevitable, perhaps because for them it is not all that bad. For them, war contains all of the world, good and bad: it is micro-cosmic. But would this not assume war to be a state among comparable others? Yet was is not a state. It is a concept mean to describe or name a situation of which it is a part, and which it is said to represent in comparison to another imagined state. For all practical purposes, war is something that is between us in a variety of circumstances. It is an inherently bad part of anything that is relational.

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