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Main cause of conflict, letters to the editor, 4/21/17
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d***@agent.com
2017-06-19 18:11:34 UTC
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, APRIL 21, 2017

Main cause of conflict

This is in response to "Prevent another Korean War," letter
by Kurt Becker, April 17.

The primary cause of conflict in this world is well known.
The addiction recovery literature calls it "Self-will run riot,"
and the solution is to "Practice unselfish acts."

Alcoholism and drug addiction have always been considered
hopeless conditions. Everyone I've talked to over the last
45 years has said that "War is inevitable, and there's nothing
you can do." That's a hopeless condition!

If we decided to shorten life spans by stopping the suppression
of influenza, out of respect for other creatures and future
generations, it would establish the principle of unselfishness
worldwide, and so would address the main cause of conflict,
just as addiction recovery has already done for the last 80 years.

DAVID POLEWKA
CHAPEL HILL

http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article145938499.html
Peter Wieck
2017-06-19 18:58:36 UTC
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David:

Has someone hacked your e-mail?

As to the Human Race, as Porky Porcupine once opined: Don't take life so serious, son, it ain't nohow permanent!

Culling the herd via war, disease or disaster is a time-honored human activity that will not change. Keep in mind that before WWI, the number of American Adults over 18 that needed glasses was estimated at about 31%. Today, it is over 78%. Now, cull out those with no congenital or systemic diseases, good teeth, hearing, and so on and so forth. Wars do exactly that.

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA
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2017-06-19 19:20:24 UTC
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Post by Peter Wieck
Culling the herd via war, disease or disaster is a time-honored
human activity that will not change. [...]
Everyone I've talked to over the last 45 years has said
that "War is inevitable, and there's nothing you can do."
That's a hopeless condition!

If we decided to shorten life spans by stopping the suppression
of influenza, out of respect for other creatures and future
generations, it would establish the principle of unselfishness
worldwide, and so would address the main cause of conflict,
just as addiction recovery has already done for the last 80 years.
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