This newsletter is entitled...
The War on Terrorism is an Unwinnable War
How can we defeat terrorism if the building blocks of terrorism are ignorance, poverty, hunger, hopelessness and despair.
The more bombs we drop, the more people we kill , the more people we unjustly jail ~ the more the disenfranchised resort to their only available weapon ~ terrorism .
Under these circumstances the most powerful weapon that could be used against Terrorism is social cooperation and altruism . And there is much evidence that these twin weapons of mass outreach to the poor and disenfranchised are the very foundation of our evolution as a human species.
In the June 1995 issue of Scientific America ~ Nowak, May
and Sigmund co-wrote an article entitled THE ARITHMETICS
OF MUTUAL HELP .
And what else but Love, social cooperation and altruism could be older than life itself . Are we denying our deepest and most basic urge to unite and cooperate with one another ?
Teilhard de Chardin clearly defined this universal urge to unite when he wrote ;
So this ongoing war on terrorism is in direct conflict with our deepest urge to unite and cooperate with one another ~ and is eventually unwinnable.
So why do we fight an unwinnable war ?
Robert Higgs anwers this question brilliantly in a recent article in the S.F. Chronicle entitled THE BATTLE ON TERRORISM IS AN EXCUSE TO MAKE FIGHTING PERMANENT ;
And , I would add, for our own human survival .
All wars are civil wars,