Some will tell you that we have wars because bankers control governments, and by that everything else. If it were only true, but it isn’t.
Governments control everything, including the banks. I’m not saying that money doesn’t have much to do with everything, because it does, but in a different way you may think. It’s not bankers who select the warmongers. They can’t afford to lose the reputation. It’s the State, the government, public sector, that is the breeding ground for warmongers – they already profit from the State, the bankers don’t. We have wars, because we allow the State to exist… We have wars because we are ruled by an elite group of psychopaths (and sociopaths) who own the governments and thus have control over the media, banks, economy and yourself. They fund war from money stolen from the citizens under the pretense of the Government’s service to the people and of the people’s consent (which has no legal power whatsoever) in order to have you accept the big Government, so that they can keep you as milking (and slaughter) cows in order for themselves and those in favor of their (totalitarian) policies to be able to have lavish expensive lives on the tap of everyone else. By this they tear us apart. They do so through regulation and taxation, which step by step takes more freedoms away from people and consequently enslave them to menial jobs, to banks (to whom they have to return loans they took in order to live) and in the end to themselves (calling themselves The Government and/or The State). They use the fear of violence (war, terrorism, etc.) through media propaganda and life-long indoctrination (through media and quasi-educational system) so that you would want security more than freedom. War is perpetual as long as the State exists: human beings by default are not in war with each other, the States however are, so that people groups (nations) would hate other people groups, and when people are not virtuous, reasonable and knowledgeable, they fall into the Plato’s cave of darkness, folly and ultimately death. Therein war is mandatory, outside of it it’s unthinkable.
We have wars, because we let others rule us and decide in our name. Because we (fallaciously) think that the State can legitimately do things, that we cannot legitimately do (we can’t legitimately steal, the State can and calls it taxation; we can’t legitimately kidnap, the State can and calls it conscription; we can’t legitimately murder, the State can and calls it collateral damage and war. We have wars because of the powers that the States have that have no legitimate grounds.
Wars exist because we allow some to use us first as milking cattle and then also as the cattle for slaughter. Because we live in what Plato called the Cave and what we know as the State. Because we worship the State as a God. Because we don’t take the responsibility for our own lives. Because we value security more than we do freedom. Because we turn to materialism instead of eternity. Because we think having a State with military and police is the necessary evil and needed for a civilized society (Believing that th State is necessary evil is a belief that evil is necessary, and I doubt you really believe that). Because we believe that democracy is synonymous with freedom (it isn’t). Because we blindly follow and do as we are told. Because we are told that obedience is a virtue. Because we are silent when we should have said the truth. Because we are too attached to what was promised to us by the politicians and because we think we deserve it. Because we look to others (may it be neighbors or nations) with envy and greed and are prepared to use the State to steal that even though as individuals we know that it would be unlawful and illegitimate. Because we refuse to see the other side as human too.
Because we say that we are afraid of violence, but by our beliefs we state that we are actually afraid of peace. That’s why we have war.