F-A Soldier wrote: »
^I don't think you understand the context. The original form of bad peace is there is a war/conflict going on but it's not open aggression. Best example of this is the Interwar Period, and The Cold War (when tiny proxy wars, and close atomic bombardment that would have destroyed the world in a few seconds came close to happening).
The difference with open war and 'bad peace' is that all sides are trying to pretend there is no war and that conflict can be avoided, but they're both itching for a fight and know that peace might as well be killing season.
Machiavelli once said "There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others." Sun Tzu said that war should be fought as fast as possible. Why? Because war have a rejuvenating effect. Imagine two men hating each other. Until they actually duke it out they will throw words fight, maybe do things to undermine each other. Tell them to let out their aggression by fighting. Afterward when their aggression is spent they'll shake hands and call it even. The longer you protract 'bad peace' ("peace") the longer it will be until you end the war and gain "real peace".
Aristotle said it best "We make war so that we may live in peace."
haLeberd wrote: »
^ Thanks for the clarification. I always thought that the 'bad peace' mentioned here is the kind of peace imposed by the victors over the vanquished, like what was imposed on Germany at the end of World War I by the Allies. The terms are so "terrible" from the viewpoint of the Germans that I kinda associated it with the "bad peace" described here. My bad.
forzamadrid wrote: »
"I think therefore I am"
overrated, overused quote.
F-A Soldier wrote: »
^that's how the saying goes, but the it should be "eat one's cake and have it (another) too"...meaning you can't eat someone's else' after you've already eaten yours/your share.
Ballsy_Aquino wrote: »
Sisimulan ko na, yung, "Customer is always right"
Ibig sabihin pala, kapag customer ka hindi ka na nagkakamali?
O, ikaw naman?
Bhodi Li wrote: »
Actually it's about the same cake- once you've eaten it, you can't have it(cake) anymore.