Poll: True or false: All is fair in love and war
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14-05-2015, 12:02 AM
RE: Love and War
What good is honor and chivalry when you're dead? At the end of the day all that matters on the battlefield is that you're alive and your opponent isn't.

The rules and laws of war are just there to minimize civilian casualties. Even then, we should ignore them to get the upper hand when we need to.
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14-05-2015, 12:57 AM
RE: Love and War
(14-05-2015 12:02 AM)Gilgamesh Wrote:  What good is honor and chivalry when you're dead? At the end of the day all that matters on the battlefield is that you're alive and your opponent isn't.

The rules and laws of war are just there to minimize civilian casualties. Even then, we should ignore them to get the upper hand when we need to.

In history, those who ignore the "laws" of war tend to engender civilian pushback against their occupation. Oftentimes following the dictates of decent treatment actually makes the mission of the occupying army easier. And just as often, disregarding the standards of decent treatment redounds to the deficit of the occupying army, and leads to its defeat (cf. Vietnam, Iraq, the USSR invasion of Afghanistan, the Japanese experience in China, and so on).
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14-05-2015, 01:21 AM
RE: Love and War
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Ugh, I voted same as Giggly Sad Now I feel dirty.

My feeling is that there is being an asshole or not, and for myself personally I can try to adhere to whatever moral code. But... if someone hurts you or not in a relationship... it's just how things are, it's not really... a question of fairness. I'm actually a bit bummed I voted now, I should have thought about it a bit more. Oh well...

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14-05-2015, 04:00 AM
RE: Love and War
(14-05-2015 12:02 AM)Gilgamesh Wrote:  What good is honor and chivalry when you're dead? At the end of the day all that matters on the battlefield is that you're alive and your opponent isn't.

The rules and laws of war are just there to minimize civilian casualties. Even then, we should ignore them to get the upper hand when we need to.

It's not about honor or chivalry but more about conduct off the battlefield I think. In a battlefield almost everything is fair, as you're fighting with someone who won't hestitate to do same to you. Though even then are some rules - even during WW II chemical weapons was not used, mainly I suppose because fear of retaliation but still.

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14-05-2015, 06:37 AM
RE: Love and War
In war - anything goes -- unless you happen to lose -- then, just about anything you did can be construed as "unfair".

Love is less easily defined.

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14-05-2015, 06:46 AM
RE: Love and War
Pass.

I haven't tried either yet.

I'll add them to the list of things to do when I grow up.

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14-05-2015, 07:01 AM
RE: Love and War
In war, I couldn't care less about consent or making the other side feel good.

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14-05-2015, 07:09 AM
RE: Love and War
All is fair.

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14-05-2015, 07:10 AM
RE: Love and War
(14-05-2015 07:01 AM)The Organic Chemist Wrote:  In war, I couldn't care less about consent or making the other side feel good.

Implying that all's fair in war and rape.

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14-05-2015, 08:33 AM
RE: Love and War
Nothing about love or war is fair. Sometimes they're one and the same. I'll abide by a set of arbitrary rules to a certain point, but when the other side stops playing fair, the gloves come off.


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