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Inability to share causes war

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The wars of civilization, especially in this ‘modern’ period are based mostly in the inability of humans to share material resourcing; one group of people feel they have primary call for resourcing and others are not as deserving.

Paul Smith (BSE letters, 6/5/15) says that ‘Australia’s decision to fight in 1914 was based on … Australia’s security from the rising power of Japan depended on Britain’s naval power, which Germany was directly threatening.’

J.W. Smith in The World’s Wasted Wealth 2, quoting from several sources says, ‘It seems probable that if war had not come in 1914, London would have had to share with Germany the regulatory power over world trade and economic development …’

My reading of this is that Britain did not want to share. If Britain was a small child, and in terms of national maturity it obviously was, then it might have been sent to a corner to reconsider its indiscretion.

However, because the world’s civilized nations were all small children, and lacked human adult maturity of sharing material resourcing, a fracus developed in the nursery that humans call WWI. Sadly, they learnt nothing about growing up from it.

Geoff Dawe, Uki


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  1. I was putting this here comb through me hair like Kookie Burns of 77 Sunset Strip parking the cars and I thought just for a dare I would mail a quip back to Geoff Dawe just to open the door to the war equipment and let some fresh air in on this here subject of how the war started, while the V8 was idling.

    Now don’t start me Geoff on the first casualty of war is truth. Struth mate the bloody Pomes would invade this convict place and tow this here island back to England. As for the “wars of civilisation”. We could go back to Genghis Khan as it was appalling what he did up near Nepal in Asia. Ask Paul Keating about Asia. Is anyone civil in bleating about Civvy Street in war or even civilised to start a war this side of Struggle Sheet, for Wall Street even takes a dive and starts to go down on its side on a walk on the wild side of the sidewalk over on Number 10 Downing Street while right here is Oz land any Pitt Street farmer will tell you that the share in the shareholding in this land with a war starts to go to the dogs. There is a subject, the dogs of war are not chihuahuas. A war does nobody no good.

    As for resources in wars there are courses for horses. Take our great Aussie icons meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars. When a war is on just where do you get that great resource of energy of a meat pie in a winter of discontent on the continent this side of the SCG and Steve Waugh. When you go out to bat for Australia do you like steak and kidney with sauce for a resource of everlasting energy. Talk about calories it is a jewel of Australia in kilojoules and a dozen pies would not kill ya.
    Look Geoff we are all growed up here in this world and I will share my pie with you and bite off more than I can chew and give you a bite of me steak and kidney where the sauces ooze out. I kidney you not.

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