“Darkness cannot drive out the darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was a pacifist and believed hatred and prejudice could be fought with love. Do you agree with him? Do you think that in all situations a peaceful response is the correct one?War is a concept that is completely unnecessary. It is something that should never have come to exist. Millions – almost billions of casualties have been the result of war. Families are devastated at the loss of their loved ones in war. Families are torn apart because of war. War is caused by the thoughtlessness and avariciousness of those in authority. If humankind was to simply be respectful to one another and settle disputes with words instead of violence, the lives of every single person on this planet would be drastically improved. The economies of all civilizations would improve because there would be far less national debt due to war in numerous countries. Natural selection, or, natural “war”, drives species to improvement. For wolves, this means if a certain pack hunts better, they will eat better, which would increase the chances of survival and minimize the starvation rate of the pack, therefore causing an inflation in the reproduction of the wolves that is superior to other packs. To maintain dominance in a habitat distinguished mainly by limited resources the authority embedded within the pack must exhibit a set of authoritative and dominant behaviors/traits to out-compete opponent groups. However, animalistic and natural war is nothing compared to war caused by man – a species that has designed weaponry of unfathomable destruction. From automatic firearms to hydrogen bombs and various other types of nuclear weaponry, there are multifarious threats against humanity just by the existence of this weaponry, considering who the people who have access to nuclear launch codes are.It could also be argued that because of the stubborn personalities of some national leaders, if would be extremely difficult, and maybe even impossible to change their views. And, in many cases, war can just be the result of extreme lobbying. Boeing, General Dynamics, and Airbus are just a few of the war profiteering organizations that make campaign contributions in the promotion of war efforts.