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For years communities have grown and changed based on personal and intellectual growth of the people in the community It seems that every community always has an ideal way of living When this is disrupted by bad behavior the behavior is usually looked down upon and often times is punishable This just proves that in most communities certain behaviors are always desirable while others are always undesirable In Peacemaking Among Primates Frans DeWaal discusses the fact that peace is most always a behavior that is desirable within communities while aggression is undesirable He then goes on to explain that the words peace and aggression can have many different definitions The connotations and moral values attached to these words coax us into false dichotomies whereas in real life we rarely meet pure forms 18 Each of these words while usually either frowned upon or condoned do not always mean what people believe them to mean Every human has the universal definition of each of these words embedded in their memory but when they themselves use either word depending on the situation the definition changes When these words are used to describe a situation for example in international politics what they believe is usually based upon the universal definition Either of these words can be used to shape our idea of different situations making us believe something that may not be true This just proves that certain behaviors are more desirable than others but it depends on who is critiquing the behavior DeWaal uses examples of international politics to prove that the use of the words can change peoples belief about a situation The word peace is the lullaby of politicians all over the world The War is Peace rhetoric of Nineteen Eighty-Four is recognizable in terms such as pacification for wiping out entire villages in Vietnam peacekeeping forces for the British army in Northern Ireland and Peacekeeper for a deadly missile weapon 19 This just
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