At the end of the day …. War, what is it good for?


Peace

~~July 17, 2014~~

War is an organized and often prolonged conflict that is carried out by states or non-state actors. It is generally characterized by extreme violence, social disruption and economic destruction. War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities, and therefore is defined as a form of political violence or intervention. The set of techniques used by a group to carry out war is known as warfare. An absence of war is usually called peace.

While some scholars see warfare as an inescapable and integral aspect of human nature, others argue that it is only inevitable under certain socio-cultural or ecological circumstances. For some the practice of war is not linked to any single type of political organization or society.

Rather, as discussed by John Keegan in his A History of Warfare, war is a universal phenomenon whose form and scope is defined by the society that wages it. Another argument suggests that since there are human societies in which warfare does not exist, humans may not be naturally disposed for warfare, which emerges under particular circumstances.

~~WAR WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?~~

~~Uploaded on Jul 22, 2006~~

War, huh yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, oh hoh, oh
War huh yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, say it again y’all
War, huh good God
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, listen to me
John

Peace is an occurrence of harmony characterized by lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at reconciliation, the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all.Peace2

~~John Lennon~~

Give Peace a Chance with Lyrics   

~~Uploaded on May 30, 2010~~

Give Peace a Chance by John Lennon

Imagine

Imagine …. Almost everywhere we look in the world, there’s a state of turmoil. Abuse, oppression, inequality, disregard for basic human rights, persecution, segregation. There is the permeating thought that we have to defend what is ours against enemies, foreign and domestic. We have forgotten the golden rule: do onto others

We fight for land, for resources, for oil, for profit, for religion. We are stubborn. We are right. There is no other way but ours. There’s no giving an inch, no compromise.

Just imagine if it were different … 

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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 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 …

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~~John Lennon~~

Imagine – Playing For Change

~~Uploaded on Jan 6, 2011~~

In the beginning of 2010 the Playing For Change crew began work on a new Song Around the World, John Lennon’s “Imagine.” It has been an amazing year of production, taking the crew from the favelas of Brazil to the shrines of southern India, from villages in Nepal to the glittering urban landscape of Tokyo and New York, and beyond.

This song is the Playing For Change Foundation’s gift to the world. The Playing For Change Foundation feels honored to have the blessing and generous support of Yoko Ono as music lovers around the world join together to launch the Power to the People campaign.

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The campaign seeks to advance John Lennon’s vision of peace by engaging artists and audiences to contribute to music education programs worldwide. Proceeds raised will help build music schools, support teachers and music programs, purchase instruments, and connect schools for cross-cultural learning and conflict resolution across borders.

Music IS the power: Power to the People.

EDay

We ALL are ONE!! 

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19 thoughts on “At the end of the day …. War, what is it good for?

  1. “Walk Together, talk together, all ye people of the earth; then and only then, shall ye have peace”.
    Motto of the AFS student exchange program

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  2. Horty this was a wonderful Post, You said it so well ..
    “Imagine …. Almost everywhere we look in the world, there’s a state of turmoil. Abuse, oppression, inequality, disregard for basic human rights, persecution, segregation. There is the permeating thought that we have to defend what is ours against enemies, foreign and domestic. We have forgotten the golden rule: do onto others. ”
    I also love the Playing for Change video and have it saved into my Favourites.. Thank you,, Sue

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    • Sue, I just went to your blog and love it!

      I am looking forward to exploring all of your past articles and keeping up with your future posts!

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      • Hello Yahtzee… lovely that you dropped by my Blog, and great that you are here on Dr Rex’s most excellent post… I just wish I had more hours in a day to read all that Horty posts.. She is brill at getting the right messages out there.. so THANK YOU Dr Rex… and many thanks Yahtzee for making yourself known to me.. Hugs and Blessings Sue

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      • To both of you, Sue & Yahtzee ….. glad you met! You are very welcome. This is the wonder about blogging …. connecting! Joining of similar minds.
        TY Sue about your comment related to me. It’s really appreciated that you feel that way! From the heart …. Peace!! 🙂

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      • Some times Horty we are too close to ourselves to see the impact we have on others. believe me when I say your choice of reblogs and your excellent At the End of the day posts speak volumes that you like I care deeply for humanity and our planet and we do what we can to bring awareness to others in our own various ways. Much love.. Sue ❤

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      • Hi Sue,

        I know what you mean about “more hours in the day.”

        I am grateful for what you offer on your blog.

        Both you and Dr. Rex offer food for thought and guidance of important issues that provide understanding of how to make a better world.

        Hugs of appreciation and love,
        Bless you!

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    • TY dearest Sue for this comment. It creates in my the satisfaction of a job well done. I say this with humility and a sense of pride.
      Thanks …. from the heart! Hugs!!!

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  3. Simply IMAGINE every world leader reading your words and listening to the songs and then leading accordingly. It’s a dream, but it’s possible. As John’s song says, all we need to do is try. Without hope… all of us will die.

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