GarryB wrote:The irony is that war by definition is dirty... do as I say and do things the way I tell you to or I will kill you and your family and everyone around you until you submit to my demands.
Human interactions, in their primeval barebone essence, is an interplay of two eternal beasts:
1. Everything else being equal, the dirtiest player always wins; and
2. The most sustainable pattern of interplay in a group of people is that the selfish majority does whatever it wants with the weaker minority.
Each of us, sandwiched by these two nasty, bloody-minded, hungry forces needs to navigate between them, escaping, joining, switching allegiances as the situation dictates