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nature of war by Friedhelm nature of war by Friedhelm
The nature of war.
There is no doubt wether it exists or not. The human uses war to force his will upon another object. The goal is to defeat the enemy, for he will not be able to strike back. In reality it isn't that easy of cause. There are always plenty of reasons for a war - and many different interests related to it. But I intentionally simplify here.

We all know how it is if someone makes you angry and you begin to have hostilely thoughts for this person. If we were able to use whatever is needed to defeat this person, if we had the power - in other words: if we were above the law ... what would you do?

Give someone a weapon and .. he will use it?

Is there a 'nature of war'?

Write me what you think.

PS: If you cant see it here are some explanations.
What you see in the muzzle is a landscape (some trees and behnd that a mountain with clouds). Some blood is coming out of the muzzle to represnt result of war.

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lady bird [link]
soldier [link] (photo moved)
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dave-ian-heart Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
viva la pacifist ladybug
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LordAresWar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was a shiny penny and I was in a really bad mod cause of my teacher so yeah I have anger issues dont judge
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LordAresWar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had a fist fight over a penny once
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LordAresWar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Person below me u have officially given me confusion and I person whi created this it is awesome!!!
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kolotho115 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
If you view humanity as i do you'll see this.

Humanity is a child playing in there room, they collect their toys and start to play, one toy is called peace another is war while the last is nature, during playtime the child takes to liking war and makes peace seem like the enemy and war befriends nature, they call the couple "Human Nature" and then they beat peace and once the child has stopped playing his mother comes in to find War and Nature neatly put on their bed, She then notices peace on the floor in several pieces she then goes to say "That's my child".


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WhiterShadeofPail Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
I don't see how peace can be humanity since peace and war are human creations and you mentioned in the beginning that peace, nature and war are all toys while humanity is a child. So the mother must be Mother Nature... Maybe you didn't mean that humanity is in pieces, I reread it a couple more times because it's somewhat confusing. 
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3Dlabelev Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
that is amazing work! keep it up
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A depressing way to put it is that war will come to an end, at least for us humans, when we finally drive ourselves to extinction. We'll be free of the suffering and death that war brings, but we'll also be free of life and the temptation to end it.
Another way to put it is that there will always be war, so long as there is human anger and human desire, but so long as people fight to end wars as well, we can be assured that any war WILL end, and we'll have a short period of peace.
Of course, then someone decides to start another war, and we'll fall back into the never-ending cycle of war and stillness.
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DropThePress Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!!!
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DaughterofArtemis134 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, everything has nature. Nature isn't confined to plants and animals and wild things. War, of course has a nature itself. It's violent and has a lust for blood. It's dominating. It's two sides fighting, trying to rule over the other. There's gore. It's horrible, gory, violent, bloody, tragic.

It's enough to bring tears to your eyes. It's the kind of fight between two parents, and the daughter(/son) is screaming for them to stop.

It's a horrible, horrible thing. But sometimes...it's necessary.
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Malfuriana Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :clap:
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Austinhetzel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
absolutely amazing
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porky777 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
war is war, and shits gona happen... thats the truth.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Great work.

I think the message could be that no matter what happens in a war, no matter how long it lasts and who fights who, there are always survivors. Nature always recovers and maybe we give it far too little credit for the sake of political views.

Those creatures that survive after all, deservice to live.
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Friedhelm Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Thats a great thought overseer! I guess you are right. In the end every war - even if it was crueler than one could possibly imagine - becomes just a certain number in the timeline of history. Maybe we should put it like this: never stop trying. No matter how often we fail. Maybe failure even is the goal.

Thank you for your thoughts.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012   Digital Artist
You're welcome.

Failure is a good goal at times, because only in failure do you learn anything at all!
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deviants-apprentice Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
now that is an awesome image!
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red-umbreon-of-light Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work! I don't know what to say!
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:iconfriedhelm:
Friedhelm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
thank you :)
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psychojessy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
war.... war will always be the same, and will never be no war... i guess that John Lennon was a great dreamer.. but just that.. a dreamer.. because war never gonna stop, because humans will be always want what other have, always need what others have and will always want to force others to our own ideas.. etc. and doesn't matter how much we try.. there will be more Innocents raged by war.. i don't mean that we have to stop trying... never surrender never stop fighting, but fight for the love ones.. not for a land, or a flag.. as long as there are good people living, there will be evil people living... war it is never gonna stop.. so for me the nature of war, is human nature, some take what they want, and others fight back, its human nature for evil man to make evil upon the others.. and its human nature for the good man to make good upon everyone, that includes fight the evil man, or in a better example, hundreds of mans with guns killing each other, some for the family , others for power, other because the want, or they must, or just because the dont have nothing to live for.
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Friedhelm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
thank you for your interesting thoughts! i totally agree with you that we should never stop trying. it doesn't matter how often we fall, important is that we always stand up again. i also think that there is a need for people who forgive. the circle will continue till someone will stop fighting back. if you start to forgive, your enemy will lose his anger. i wanna point out, that this is not meant in a religious, but in a philosophical way.
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psychojessy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
agree, not log ago i finally understood the way to forgive the enemy because it will never lose his power a long a give it my rage, and i may successfully hurt it, i did not realize that the real damage was to myself and to my loved one, revenge may be divine, but at the end the real victim will be my and the ones that are close to me, so yeah, war may never stop but there are many fights that have no reason to be fought, when we can just take our own ways, so it is important to forgive, and like you said, not really in a religious way, but in a general way of speak, it may have not much to do with the original subject but i fell that it is the same point, how many wars could be avoided... but like i said in the first comment, it is in our nature(human nature) to take from others and still stab them for no reason..
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mathicore Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww
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:iconslade26:
slade26 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
and in the end no one will win, stunning picture
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intunecommune27 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
i am enjoying the symbolism in this picture. lady bugs symblify new beginnings while the end of a gun barrel is bringing an means to an end.
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:iconfriedhelm:
Friedhelm Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Yeah exactly, the barrel is kind of the opposite to 'nature', which is symbolised by the ladybird. Cheers
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wolverinelg Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
we need war
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:iconfriedhelm:
Friedhelm Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
it's up to you
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wolverinelg Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
It's up to me to do what?
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RAgingViper Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome idea!
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CuteSasha Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Wow! :D
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Kusetjuv Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Wow
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:iconpezzalis:
Pezzalis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
This is very good work! Love the idea and the presentation :D
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:iconfriedhelm:
Friedhelm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Cheers :)
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0makedonka0 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
nice pic....strong message
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:iconfara7-flavor:
fara7-flavor Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
woow

very nice idea

I like it so much
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:iconfriedhelm:
Friedhelm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
thank you very much
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outdoorsman-07 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
powerful pic.
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:iconfriedhelm:
Friedhelm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
yes it's more than 3 years old but seems still attractive!
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Alaskanorange Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
The details are stupendous! I really can't put into words how amazed I was and how inspired I am by this. The detail is great, and the ladybug certainly adds to the effect as well as the detail inside of the gun, seeing how little people think of nature or peace in times of crisis.
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:iconfriedhelm:
Friedhelm Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Good thing this inspired you!

Cheers
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:icon10000playboy:
10000playboy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
i would use a nuke. just to be certain :D(not really)
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:iconmyszal:
Myszal Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   Photographer
WOW! you had really clever idea to make this photo :D GOOD WORK! :D :D :D
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:iconfriedhelm:
Friedhelm Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
thanks!
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:iconjakiita:
Jakiita Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
WOW, just wow, this left me speechless. Really great job and nice idea. love the concept <3
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:iconfriedhelm:
Friedhelm Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Cheers man.
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FableWarrior2000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Forgot to add; Lovely Picture, the lady bug reminds me of that scene in watchmen where the hippie stuck a flower into the barrel of a gun
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FableWarrior2000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I agree with you to a degree but War has been used to help others, Stop tyrants, to Bring liberty, etc.
War is sometimes essential for peace.
There is balance and then there is chaos, without chaos there would only be balance, this is in itself chaos, for everything must be even.
Blood is not the only result of a lot of Wars, Some of the other results are: The Defeat of Fascism, the end of Communism, the stopping of a Genocide, the end of Slavery, etc.
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:iconfriedhelm:
Friedhelm Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
That's why this topic is so controversial. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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SuzumeGhost13 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Its our nature to kill our own kind..
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