Is Peace The Only Concept Worth Fighting For?

Jul 05, 2019

I know some people are tired of war, and maybe even competition. Albert Camus, in his newspaper Combat, once wrote: “Peace is the only fight worth having.” While this seems a bit ambitious, one could try to define war separately from the competition.

The Rolling Stones, in their song “Gimme Shelter,” tried to summarise war as rape and murder. This seems like a weird plan for any human being, but maybe it can make sense for jealous people. Competition might then be a matter of finding a referee and an audience.

And this is why war is so frowned upon: nobody wants to finance that kind of show because they can’t really watch it. Except for God and maybe the Secret Service, wars will always be avoided, by mass appeal, perhaps because there are some security concerns.

Imagine you go watch a tennis or basketball match, and your house ends up on fire, or maybe your children end up in a hospital with flu-like symptoms. But now I’m going to tell you what the problem is with the brave new world, or the optimal one, without war.

What Could A Perfect World Look Like?

vinicius-wiesehofer-LS1e59caoNM-unsplashThe problem with the world is that you have to have competition without pure massacres. And let me tell you that a lot of people might have good proposals for a brave new world, but they also want to sit in its shade. You reach the dizzy heights of that dreamed-of world.

To me, a perfect world could be a primal one. Let me explain: for example, in the game Diablo 3 when you reach a certain level, you get armor and weapons that are primal. This means you can’t make something better to blast through God’s country.

So a perfect world could be a primal one: one in which we are still in competition with other worlds but know we have the best tools available to do the work.

Why Don’t We Forget About Utopia And Dystopia?

illuminated-cityscape-against-blue-sky-at-night-316093That might be the sense of the code I discovered 4 years ago. We don’t need a perfect world, but we need one where the tools are the best we can get. Take my blog under WordPress: I didn’t evaluate the alternatives much, but some things are plain and simple to eliminate.

For example, I used to use Blogger, but the website didn’t have a word count in its editor. We all know we have to write at least 750 words, but let’s be fair: a word count is really an essential function.

A perfect world would be a primal one. You can’t do something better without completely ruining why you were born. Coluche, a French humorist, used to joke that “when you’re feeling down and out, you should remember one day you were the fastest.”

Why Don’t You Try To Understand 2000 Years Of History?

giraffe-2222908_1920Now let’s try to understand why, 2000 years ago, a savior came. He claimed to have a message, but He wasn’t the only one. Many musicians since 1900 have also had a message. I guess the reason why a savior appeared 2000 years ago is simple: people are lazy and selfish. Or maybe they are fighting invaders every day.

As a result, it’s no wonder someone tried to communicate with someone who was skilled enough to have a delicate balance between work and rest, knowledge and ignorance, or healthy competition and solidarity.

People are lazy and selfish. Imagine someone who has a problem while skiing. Imagine now that a doctor doesn’t move because he’s unhappy. I mean, how many lives have been sacrificed on the altar of laziness and selfishness?

Why does Donald Trump want to build a wall? Didn’t he notice history has a tendency to destroy walls? Why doesn’t he write a song about it?

How Does Chapter 11 Feel For Everyone?

person-covered-with-plastic-bag-on-head-while-holding-sliced-3317038If you go bankrupt, remember that one man’s loss is another man’s gain. I guess we are all musicians down here: It’s just that some of us can find the words, and others decide to be caricatures.

Lately, I was wondering if Trump wasn’t surrounded by whores and prostitutes: “We’re gonna build a wall and make Mexico pay for it.” This sounds like my definition of a bitch who goes out to buy cigarettes and manages to earn $10 instead of giving $10 to the merchant.

If the world’s oldest job could really make our lives better, one should wonder how you can end up like that. Is life just about exploiting others and their weaknesses?

We need a primal world, the best we can get, and then we will be able to focus on other things like space travel, the Big Bang, our life expectancy, and how one song can save 3 months of your life.

Nicolas Sursock

Nicolas is a musician. His work now focuses on digesting 10000 songs of jazz, blues, soul, rock, funk and electronic. He plays the guitar if he's not blogging!