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"Essence of Conflict" by Darwin Barrett

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Submitted by hohovah (India), Nov 14, 2005 at 18:31

Darwin Barrett's analysis of human conflict may seem simplistic to many. But what he says is essentially correct, as history bears it out to the hilt.

However, I feel he will find after a study going back to a few thousand years before the advent of Communism that it WASN'T "the communists (who) taught us that the power to change the culture comes through violence". Those lessons were given to us when Abrahamic monotheism was spawned. In fact, older monotheisms like Pharaoh Akhen-Aten's "Aten worship" in ancient Egypt or Zoroastrianism were timid prescriptions in comparison.

It isn't for nothing that Bertrand Russell called Communism "Christianity without God" (or something to the effect).

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