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Friday, September 22, 2006

Potential Threat

I think that the Liberal hope of global policies being based on humanitarian sympathies and peaceful processes is a pleasant fantasy. However, at this time, it's a naive hope. Governments and their people are not solely concerned with the well-being of their fellow man. Natural resources, territory, trade, and wealth remain as the primary motivators for interactions between nations. These things are often aquired, controlled, and protected by military force. As of now, political Realists are correct, military force and global politics are inseperable. Force is not always used to settle disputes or to enforce policy, but it's the threat of military action that looms. The threat alone is often all that's needed to change economic policies or political alliances. To change this, the desires of men and nations must change. If human prosperity and cooperation were the chief concerns of humanity as a whole, only then could the Liberal ideals of peace be put into practice.


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