When it comes to global conflict, what’s your general philosophy? Whew! That’s a pretty heady question. I can understand if you’re not quite ready to answer it this morning. I’m not sure that I’m quite ready to answer it. I thought it would be a provocative question for all of us though, and sometimes I’m all about answering the hard questions – especially if I’ve had enough coffee.
While international affairs is a bit much for me on any day, it’s always almost unavoidable. There’s too much going on the news to not start evaluating conflicts from a more philosophical perspective, at least that’s what I think. I’m always considering whether I believe the US should be involved in an international dispute… or if we should just butt out. And this affects my personal politics to a large degree.
Are you a lover or a fighter? Do you think war is justified or unnecessary? Yes, it can be hard to answer such sweeping questions, I’m just talking in generalities. I get that some “doves” can support certain wars while certain “hawks” can oppose specific conflicts. (And for those not acquainted “hawk” and “dove” are words some people use to describe pro-military and anti-war people.)
I know these are deep questions, but they probably should be asked. Even you never will be involved in an international conflict personally, figuring out where you stand helps you figure out which political candidates to support. Take my latest quiz, Are You a Hawk or a Dove? to see where you stand. Your results may surprise you!
Give Are You a Hawk or a Dove? a try, and let me know what you get. Do you feel like this quiz accurately describes your support or opposition of war? Why or why not? Comment below and let me know.