Why War Is Necessary
WhyWar Is Necessary
WhyWar Is Necessary
Waris an ugly and seemingly old outdated way to resolve conflict. Inthis time and age and after many lessons from history, war does soundquite unnecessary. There should be better and more advanced means toresolve the problem. But not quite sometimes war in not optional, andat times war is necessary.
Accordingto Thomas Sowell (2014), going to war is never optional, sometimesthe country has to go to war in order to maintain its safety andsecurity internally. Sowell argues that in the Second World War, forinstance, the involvement of the United States was almost inevitableafter the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1945. Following this event, theUnited States was directly under attack and had to respond with allit had to defend itself against Japan and against Hitler.
Sois there a time when going to war is important? The answer is yes.Winston Churchill argues that the largest and the most devastatingwar in human history would have easily been prevented, had actionsbeen taken earlier to stop Adolf Hitler. According to Churchill,early intervention was all it could have taken. Especially fromFrance who had the military capability at that time to suppress therise of Germany. The dust from World War I had barely settled. And ashy and recovering France opted to stay out and dared not interveneand thus Hitler only grew stronger and thus the spillover of WorldWar II (Sowell, 2014).
Asecond school of thoughts describes war as the ultimate creator ofpeace, according to Ian Morris (2014). Humanity has attained itscurrent state of coexistence through wars. From a long spectrum warshave existed since the Stone Age period with human to human conflictshave helped to create better suitable environment to enrich thestandard of living.
Morris(2014) argues that after a war, the winners found a way to incoperatethe losers to the greater society. The only way for the winners tostay in power was to make better structural powers to help keepeverybody in check. Thus the creation of organized systems such ascurrency, police the government and so on in the long run, not onlyhas the world found a common way to share and exist on earth, so hasthere been an improvement in the standards if life, and lifeexpectancy as a whole.
Finally,on Bhende(1978) theoryof population control, He argues that human population may eventuallyoutgrow the current resources on the planet. Therefore an outbreak ofwar could end up wiping out a portion of human life and help reducethe population. Though highly criticized the theory did have someelements of truth, following the world wars 100million people hadlost their lives. The process was brutal, but hardly ever would therebe such a large gap in population if not after a war.
Sois war necessary, sometimes yes, the continuity of the human racethrough the saving of recourses, the enriching of the standards oflife through the creation of better systems and world order, and thesafety of the citizens of the country may depend on it. As much as itis a painful and worst result possible, however, it is a necessity ofsorts.
SowellT., (2014). Whenwar is necessary:WND commentaryhttp://Wnd.com/2014/09/when-war-is-necessary.
Morris,I. (2014). Inthe long run, war makes us safer and richer.The Washington post. Retrieved fromhttp://www.worshingtonpost.com/opinions/in-the-long-run-wars-make-us-safer-and-richer/2014/04/25/a4207660-c965-11e3-a75e-463587891b57_story.html
Bhende,A., & Kanitkar, T. (1978). Principlesof population studies.Bombay: Himalaya Pub. House.