Florian Wicher

Vienna, Austria, Austria

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Florian Wicher
Posted 8 months ago
Aren't all conflicts we have, no matter if on a global or personal scale, based on either lack of resources or sex?
Hate arises out of inevitable interpersonal conflicts for the above-mentioned, land equals resources, mass murders - depends on if you talk about psychopaths or genocide - the first case would be an exception, that is also why we consider them as abnormal, the latter is clearly about resources, if you take e.g. the holocaust of ww2, this is how the nazis obtained cheap labor force (for the processing of resources), they also disseized jews, and therefore obtained resources. And religion has been used as a way for the clergy for suppression of the masses and gain of resources all troughout history, and still today. Religion is used for control of sexual intercourse and the stigmatizing of polygamy, namely marriage. Also was/is religion an instrument for the powerful to pass on their wealth to their descendants. Prime example is the caste system, where certain people are only allowed to marry people of the same stand, another one is the marriage among aristocrats.
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Florian Wicher
Posted 8 months ago
Imagine a world with no geographical boundaries between countries. I think that if it happens then there would be more peace on Earth.
I think you very much view this as a race state versus the people - but don't forget that democracies and dictatorships are manmade, they rise and fall with the people, and they will most certainly evolve with them. Tech can be used for good and for bad purpose. There are numerous examples, the Internet and cellular network you refer to allows us to connect with one another but also fuels secret mass-surveillance-systems like PRISM and Tempora that can and have been used against everyone... flying vehicles, no matter if self-flying or not, will help us to move around faster, but in the past the availability of tanks and jets were the catalysts that made two wars on a global scale possible. Not even mentioning the atomic bomb. And the most scary part is, that self-flying vehicles (drones) were available to the military before anyone else, as well as the Internet, which was originally designed as a communication-system for the US-military.
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Florian Wicher
Posted 8 months ago
Aren't all conflicts we have, no matter if on a global or personal scale, based on either lack of resources or sex?
Okay, that's a tough one... So: Precisely spoken, conficts don't arise out of conflicting perceptions and feelings themselves, you and I would get along just fine, as long as we accepted each others points of view, right? Tolerance. The problem starts as soon as people become intolerant for other ways of perceptions, other feelings, religions, ideologies etc. And then they start a fight, a war, whatever. Now the one person/group that wins, makes the call, so they dominate other people. And when you dominate people, you have already won. As long as you are the leader, you get the resources you want.