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elbanditoroso's avatar

Is it in the interests of groups like Amnesty International (and other human rights organizations) for wars to continue and evil to be done?

Asked by elbanditoroso (33147points) May 5th, 2019
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If there were no wars – if peace and comity were to break out – what would these groups do for funding? What would their employees do all day?

To what degree is that status quo desirable for these sorts of NGO organizations, so they can stay in business?

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janbb's avatar

“Staying in business” for most workers in NGOs means doing heartbreaking work for very little money. I’m sure that most of them would be glad to give up “the business” if universal peace and well-being came into being.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Now THAT is a truly Trumplike argument: Amnesty International should be in the business of promoting war and evil. Makes sense to me!

ragingloli's avatar

“I finally rest and watch the sun rise on a grateful universe.”
– Thanos, the mad Titan.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Well. When certain diseases are eliminated, the people involved find another cause. They don’t try to keep the disease around. Pharmaceutical companies may be a different story…

elbanditoroso's avatar

@MrGrimm888 on the other hand we had the US Military and the military industrial corporations prolonging the Viet Nam war and the Afghanistan war (now in its 18th year) in order to sell more munitions.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^That’s more like the pharmaceutical company analogy though.

ragingloli's avatar

Or the private prison industry.

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flutherother's avatar

You might as well ask if injuries and disease are desirable for medical professionals. What would doctors and nurses do if accidents and illnesses stopped? In the meantime, while our futures are uncertain, let’s just be glad they are there.

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