An eye for an eye and soon the world will be blind (Gandhi)

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An eye for an eye and soon the world will be blind


These famous words as said by Gandhi reflect my view on war in general.

I do believe in justice, which means that if you do injustice to someone else you should be liable for it and be punished accordingly. This does not mean thou that a person should be punished in exactly the same way you were hurt in. It is only human to have the urge to do that.

What Gandhi means, is that if you go by the saying " tit for tat " nobody will be left alive in the long run. This may sound ridiculous but if you want to be highly analytical and get to a statistical equation, it is actually possible. All it takes to make this happen is a world where everyone is fetup with each other and where everyone wants it his own way.

To prove my point is actually very easy. If Hermanus High school is divided into two groups and they operate on the basis of gangsterism, you have a foolproof recipe for eradication of the Hermanus High school learners and most probably the teachers as well. Even if this may be questioned by the most doubtful amongst us and this will hopefully be only a hypothetical theory, one must never misjudge the fury of people to whom an injustice has been done. It is not without reason that one of the most well known sayings goes like this:

Hell hath no fury like a women scorned

It is only human to want revenge on equal bases, but when you are personally involved you will always overreact. This is why the war in Ireland will never come to an end. If an innocent offspring...