Q&A: Does Government Have to Artificially Disturb Peace Between Nations to Assure its Perpetual Survival?

Question by big-brother: Does Government Have to Artificially Disturb Peace Between Nations to Assure its Perpetual Survival?
Governments, to have a reason for existing, must defend their people from other people’s attack.

Therefore, do Governments, far from wishing for peace, carefully excite the anger of other nations against themselves?

And having excited other people’s anger against themselves, and stirred up the patriotism of their own people, does each Government then assure its perpetual survival?

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Answer by dstr
Yes especially when they are corrupt from the get-go!

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5 Responses to “Q&A: Does Government Have to Artificially Disturb Peace Between Nations to Assure its Perpetual Survival?”

  1. spicoli says:

    No. Just look at Costa Rica. Of course you may be right when it comes to a morally reprehensible regime like Dubya’s. “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

  2. yupchagee says:

    Sounds like you’ve been reading Machiavelli. That was 1 of his rules for leaders. Always have an enemy at the gates. In htis world, I don’t think it’s necessary for govts to try to always have enemies, they have a way of finding us.

  3. rhsaunders says:

    The premise is false on its face, so nothing else follows. To defend against outside attack is a reason, but definitely not the only reason, for government to exist.

  4. flipflop says:

    Did you watch Star War, Return of the Clone? If you watched it, please note that it is just a movie! Wake up, man!!

  5. Heidi 4 says:

    Sorry, there just happen to be people who want to obliberate the USA and Israel. If allowed to happen, everyone who does not worship Allah and Mohammed must die.

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