Friday, July 08, 2016

[bocgioqu] Peace and War

Peace causes social institutions, especially institutions of power, to become calcified.

War disrupts them.  This disruption can occur even if the war does not occur on the soil that the social institutions exist: war causes changes in an economy, then changes in economic supply and demand, especially labor supply and demand, induce changes in society, as seen in the United States during world wars 1 and 2.

Sometimes war occurs as a revolt, civil war, by those feeling deprived of power in calcified social institutions.

Can this cycle, this need for something hugely destructive to disrupt calcified social institutions, be avoided?

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