Godelsensei Posted April 20, 2004 Share Posted April 20, 2004 [COLOR=Gray][FONT=Courier New]I'm not sure how much feedback this will get, but I'll go for it anyway: During English class today, there sprung up a discussion about the leading factors of conflict on Earth. Some of the main ones included: -teritory -money -religion -misunderstanding You know, things like that. Anyway, we started discussing teritory, and a certain question was brought up. [Size=5][b]If all borders were to be eliminated, would the world continue to function as well or better than it does currently?[/b][/Size] I highly doubt that said actions (now don't go into why it woudn't happen, because we know it won't [any time soon, at least o.o"]) would be at all successful. If your aim was to get rid of conflict, and make all people equal, it goes without saying yoru goal would never be reached. Certain areas of the world would still be impoverished, others would be rich (in resources and educated populous, I mean). However, every one (ideally) would have the same amount of money. Every one would be entitled to the same rights and be subject to the same laws. One big communist country. o.o"" It goes without saying that communism leads to the empowering of a select number of individuals, leaving every one else mal-content, no matter how pure its original intentions were. So, [i]that[/i] wouldn't work. But what if the world did not become communist? People would still want [b]their own wealth[/b]. There's nothing that can be done for that. It might also drive people of specific groups (i.e. religious and ethnic) to re-enforce their respective stereotypes. After all, where else would we get our sense of individuality? People would find new ways to seperate themselves, forming unofficial "countries". It is a known and obvious fact that people of certain ethnic groups often move into the same area, and (for people around here, at least) that the bank's name is written in Chinese, with smaller English text to the left. Without any kind of place of origin to hold onto, these sort of things would probably be driven to the extreme. Anyway, as X-Men tells us, [i][b]"Sharing the world has never been humanities defining trait.[/i][/b] (My deepest appologies if I misquoted that._ _U) And these are only a scant few problems that would arise...[/FONT][/COLOR] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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