Yes, laws against war have been a critical sign of humanity’s evolution and aspirations. Thanks to all the ancestors who helped us grow this far.
But the inability of laws to actually change human behavior is notable. Since we began making laws against war, we have come to make war on a scale most of our ancestors never could have imagined,
What is this telling us? Isn’t it time to seriously consider this question?
Could it be that the idea that laws against war would resolve this age-old dilemma of humanity was rooted in a fundamentally inadequate diagnosis of the disease? Couldn’t that explain why the treatment has been grossly ineffective at best–exacerbating at worst?
If laws aren’t working and we don’t prefer degeneration, we need to look for a better diagnosis, one more integrative, comprehensive and elegant than the one we have.