Looking at reports from the media of the current warfare in Gaza, I keep thinking to myself that nothing has changed in the last few thousand years. People fight and people get killed. In those thousands of years it would seem that everything else has changed and got more advanced. Civilization and technology have changed dramatically in almost every way. Life has improved in so many ways but warfare has only got worse not better.
What hasn’t changed is man. People are still the same as they were at the dawn of civilization. They still have the same desires and needs. They wish to live, they look for meaning, they love, hate, are happy, angry just as their forebears did 2000 or 5000 years ago. They still eat, crap, have sex, are born and die just as we always did. For all our technical and philosophical advances we are still the same creature we were.
The difference is that now we have more power at our fingertips. More power to create, build and heal and more power to destroy.
This has nothing to do with the justification of this war which I think is justified. It is just disappointing that we still need to fight.