As I can see, the struggle of man against man has been taking place since ages across the world on two counts, one non tolerance of people who look and think different and second hard feelings caused by fear or threat leading to violent reaction. We don’t need to look far back into history. Even if a look at the globe today we can see the tensions caused by Chinese in Tibet, North Korea (God alone knows what they want!), Tamils in Sri Lanka, Civil war in Ethiopia and Somalia, Afghanistan (has been at war even before the mughal invasion of Hindustan), Israel in Palestine, Non whites in Australia, Communists in East Europe, Mexicans in America. Possibly I might have missed some. No country is spared, no race is immune.
Man has survived over the past millions of years if the carbon dating of fossils is to be believed. If the earth does not explode, it is quite evident that man will continue to live another million years. Then what are we afraid of? Why can’t we all live in peace? There is enough of resource of every kind to go around such that every living being can live comfortably. Infact no human race has been wiped off due to non availability of resources in all these million years. Even the Eskimos have learnt to live in the snow and ice. Then why?
Why do we see our individual self as the centre of the universe?
Why are we scared of fellow humans instead of calamities of nature?
Why do we suffer from greed and the anxiety to conserve for tomorrow?
Why is self preservation so important when we can’t deny death?