Talk:War

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We work well together, Researcher - I make up a fabric of random BS I think I remember, then you insert "facts"! humanUser talk:Human 16:10, 28 December 2007 (EST)

Thanks. By the way, the quote as you have it was as I remembered it, but a half-assed Google search brought up the version I put on. Of course, either way it was probably translated from German. Researcher 16:35, 28 December 2007 (EST)
Also, you're very good at turning my prose into something readable. Researcher 16:48, 28 December 2007 (EST)
Eh, it usually doesn't take much effort, but thanks! humanUser talk:Human 22:53, 29 December 2007 (EST)

Interesting fact about the Paul Rodriguez quote[edit]

He ripped it off of Ambrose Bierce (see here). I'm not going to change it, I'm just pointing it out because I thought it was interesting. And I like Ambrose's version better even though I am a Merkin myself. Tetronian you're clueless 03:13, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Who is "he" and what was "ripped off"? ħumanUser talk:Human 05:49, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
"Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography." Paul Rodriguez
H: it's one click away (hint: page) I am eating Toast& honeychat 07:27, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Got it, thanks. And, yeah, Bierce's version is clearer (since it's not obvious Rodriguez is 'Merkin?) ħumanUser talk:Human 21:08, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Theoritical wars and 'early humanity'[edit]

I kinda think that all our stuff on "pre-history" should be removed or edited. They don't really fit into Rational Wiki (in my "But you're supposed to be Rational" moment), cause they are really just some person's shot in the dark about what MIGHT have happened. --Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 16:24, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

I agree--pushing a very human concept like war back into the pre-human past is kind of sloppy scholarship. P-Foster Talk "Watched Mad Men thinking it was supposed to be a sit-com. Found it disappointing." 16:31, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
I commented it out for now, in case someone wants to really do a history of war. Maybe someone around here knows the first recorded wars, or knows if archeology has found evidence of "wars" before, say Egypt. Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 16:38, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
I also added a section for Guerrilla war, cause I think it should be added, but I'm not sure I know what it really even means. I hear the term a lot, but I'm unsure if it's specific to a style of warfare, or only applies to one particular war or what. Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 16:40, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
here I have a few books on the topic. TyAnnoy 16:41, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
So is it true that indian tribe vs. early us government, and/or US revolutionaries would be considered Guerrilla.?--Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 16:47, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes. TyAnnoy 16:51, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
"Guerilla" comes from the Spanish for "little war," so yeah, any conflict pitting small forces against large armies qualifies. P-Foster Talk "Watched Mad Men thinking it was supposed to be a sit-com. Found it disappointing." 16:53, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
So In my "learn something for a day", i'm going to attempt a small section. Please one or the other of you, check it when i'm done.  :-) I tend to be nervous writing about something that I just learned of today. heh. Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 17:24, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

War as population control[edit]

"The US and UK governments' relentless backing for the global spread of genetically modified seeds was in fact the implementation of a decades long policy of the Rockefeller Foundation since the 1930's, when it funded Nazi eugenics research -- i.e. mass-scale population reduction, and control of darker-skinned races by an Anglo-Saxon white elite. As some of these circles saw it, war as a means of population reduction was costly and not that efficient." F. William Engdahl in his book "Seeds of Destuction" Klop789 (talk) 17:58, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Theodore Roosevelt wrote to a friend in the year 1897: "In strict confidence...I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one." Klop789 (talk) 17:58, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

How about the Anri-Rent War because rent is slavery & causes poverty & death, obviously?" Klop789 (talk) 16:33, 28 November 2013 (UTC)