Triggers of Wars


Following the news about crisis in Egypt, about Ahmadiyah and all, then of course some observers prattling on TV… really gets me some heartburn. Funny, just because of different opinions, they fight on TV. Maybe it’s just me. Beinf too sensitive and naive. But, I’ve never stopped agreeing on John Lennon’s words in his song: Imagine. If there is no country, no religion, no heaven and hell, nothing to kill and die for, maybe this world will be more beautiful. People will live peacefully side by side. Maybe, yes maybe. Maybe as a consequence of human nature that is egotistical and insatiable, the jungle law would still apply. And if this law prevails, things would just be the same… another war, another riot, another hostility…

War is a behavior pattern of organized violent conflict typified by extreme aggression, societal disruption, and high mortality. It involves two or more organized groups. In all cases, at least one participant/group in the conflict perceives the need to either psychologically or materially dominate the other participant. In all wars, the group(s) experiencing the need to dominate other group(s) are unable and unwilling to accept or permit the possibility of a relationship of fundamental equality to exist between the groups who have opted for group violence/war (Wikipedia)

I am thinking that war is the most ridiculous thing on earth. It results in nothing but pain, loss, sadness, chaos, hatred, trauma, sorrow, misery, and all negative things can be. It is caused by the one and only: difference. People worship uniformity. People allied. People endowed with desire (baca: nafsu) which if it is not wisely controlled it will lead to some destructive acts i.e. war.

I have listed several triggers of wars as follow. You might think of something else too.

1. Ideology
2. Autocracy 
3. Religion
4. Race/racialism
5. Natural resourse
6. Money, property, or wealth
7. Tribe or ethnic group
8. Romance, love, or lust

People don’t learn, do they? Human history has been stained by wars all over the world. But still… we practice it up till now, even though we claim ourselves as civilized. What’s civilized about killing and destroying one’s life? Ooh, I am so sick of it. Life is so short. Can we just live it peacefully?

—–

Imagine on Youtube

Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

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My friends, it is so okay to be different, don’t you think?
 
* some of you might say yes, while some other might think they are standing on the right side (and they fight for it)

3 thoughts on “Triggers of Wars

  1. wulanadian says:

    The trigger of war is ‘The Thirst of Power’ by some group of people who are usually charming enough to mask it with some kind of ideology or beliefs and drive the people at their disposal.
    All kind of sickening, which ever way.
    Phew… *stomachache*

  2. how many people think as you do? read your post as i do?
    the triggers will always be there.
    and now start to get the way to handle.

    dan setuju dg yg dibilang pak Azyumardi Azra bilang, mbokya (pemuka agama) klo berkhotbah itu tidak provokatif, melainkan mengajak umatnya untuk terus saling menghormati, dan mengasihi.
    (kayaknya ini kalimatku, krn beneran lupa kalimat aslinya :D)

  3. aldi says:

    “My friends, it is so okay to be different, don’t you think?”
    yes, I think people should remember this proverb : “try to put yourself in other peoples shoes” before thinking that they’re standing on the right side

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