Is war a necessary evil?
I believe that wars play a very necessary part in our human lives. That without wars, we would have not existed this long on earth.
The best analogy is the forest fire. Ever since God planted the first trees, there have been forest fires. Not caused by man, but by nature. Fire plays an intrical part in the growth and development of the forest. Trees, such as the Banksia plant in Australia and the Giant Sequoia Tree only open once they have been through a fire.
Fires thin out the area around a tree and the fertile ash that is left after a fire produce optimal conditions for germination and growth. Fire also destroys competitors as well as pest and any diseased wood.
So in reality, a forest fire can have great benefits, in the long run. Who knows what the trigger is, what amount of "pressure" needs to build up. But all of the elements are there.
Human beings are blessed with the ability to feel, think, love and hate. These feelings when kept in check create a balance. But, on this globe called earth we have billions of these thinking, feeling, hating and loving beings. There will always be bickering and fighting going on. That is human nature, our differences revealed. A low roar, a constant hum.
Over time though, the low roar starts to get louder. Slowly, slowly, it rises. Suddenly, like in the corner of a bar, someone "crosses the line". You have a war. When the tavern explodes in chaos , you have a World War.
The pressure builds up so high, it explodes. This explosion, is the necessary evil. Like the forest fire. All of the necessary elements have come together, the valve needs to be cleared.
As after WWII, the world calms down. There is a lull. An almost "sleepy" faze, where everyone is warn out. The built up pressure is gone.
It has been over 60 years since WWII. We went through the lull, the low hum played out and the roaring has been getting louder and louder.
Right now, you don't need to strain to here the roar. It's like you could actually see an earthquake coming.
Over there, do you see the ripple heading straight for you?
Get ready for the JOLT.