What is it good for? But actually?

Crossposted from world spirit sock puppet.

One response to “What is it good for? But actually?

  1. Leaders want wars because it causes their followers to suppress doubts about their leadership while the war is in progress.

    In the US, there is a financial incentive to go to war because defense contractors can make a profit.

    Single men want war to display their fitness and possibly to find a mate or grab resources from the defeated enemy.

    There is also Henson’s “Evolutionary Psychology, Memes and the Origin of War”. There is a published version I couldn’t find for free but this probably has the same text: http://atdt.freeshell.org/k5/story_2006_4_17_194059_296.html He claims that it is an instinctive thing humans do, like grasshoppers transforming into locusts and swarming.

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