So one of my good friends wants to dominate the world.
We had a little chat about this one Skype just now. (Feel free to correct me here, pal.) He said that the only way to create a world of peace was to become a dictatorial leader, threaten other countries to make peace, and nuke them down if they don’t. That’s pretty much what it came down to, at least. We went back and forth on this a bit, I told him my arguments against him, and he retaliated some. To be honest, I still don’t agree with him.
The main issue here is the immorality of the whole deal. You can’t just threaten people into making peace. Hell, even the becoming a dictator part just doesn’t sit well with me. Sure, people are dumb, and democracies aren’t getting us anywhere (sorry folks), but that doesn’t justify pretty much enforcing your ideas and opinions onto others. Besides, forced peace doesn’t last, or at least doesn’t feel as good as real, honest peace.
Then of course there’s the thing about a “perfect world” requiring we get rid of most of the current population. He even said that he himself may be one of the people that need to be done away with, simply because he’s hella lazy and that doesn’t get the world as a collective anywhere. Same goes for the aforementioned democracies, but also people who let their life choices be influenced by their religion, and other things like that.
This post has become kind of a scary mess, with very little distinction between his words and mine. Mostly his though, but eh, whatever. Nobody’s going to hate on us for our opinions, right? Oh wait, we don’t live in a perfect world yet. Too bad.
Also, shame his chances of succeeding at this are pretty darn close to zero.