Make Love, Not War Essay

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Life on Earth constantly swings between peace and war, even though human kind is famishing for happiness. Bliss does not derive from war and violence, why then humanity cannot live without the burden of wars? We are likely pursuing the culture of death. Maybe violence is inscribed into our DNA, our ancestral reptile brain, somehow, is dominating over our intellectual reasoning and emotional intelligence, the same brain that helped us to survive in hostile environments of a primitive world. How could man make this world a better place? Could love change this status quo? Leslie Marmon Silko writes in Ceremony: “Tonight the singing had come first, squeaking out of the iron bed, a man singing in Spanish, the melody of a familiar love …show more content…
He writes in his war’s storytelling book “Il Sergente nella neve” (The sergeant in the snow): “In war, when everything seems to fall and die, a simple act, a word, a little fact, is sufficient to rise hope and life.” His book begs us to reflect on the absurdity of war and violence. Furthermore, on brotherhood and camaraderie and on how a simple act of kindness or a word of love can change desperate battle field situations restoring hope and life. Maybe there is place for love even into the dramatic dimension of war, in our deep inner self we are naturally made by love and for love. A world’ symbol of peace is best impersonated by Ghandi. One of his quotes says: “I do not notice either heroism nor sacrifice in destroying lives and properties either for offense nor defense;” which translates the idea of the non-sense of war and violence. Although this answer leads to another inquiry, such as, is passive resistance the solution or do we need to shift paradigms trying to understand why wars are a constant in human history, additionally, if recovering a sense of community versus individualism could open a path to possible solutions? In war world one there was a strong sense of brotherhood, created in order to find logic into that bloody experience. Camaraderie and Nationalism were pervading also the previous wars of eight hundred and nine hundred Centuries. A third important element is entailed, that of the

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