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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

This would be easy if peace was profitable.

How can we make peace more profitable than war?

[–]roc 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

Boycot war supporting industries and countries that start wars.

[–]PikonParadox[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Also, don't give perks to those who serve in military. These perks attract a lot of people to join the military forces. Instead give those perks to those who build the nation in a productive way. Doctors, teachers, NGOs etc

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Do you believe that soldiers join the military for the commercial discounts?

[–]PikonParadox[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Maybe a few of them. However, what I wanted to achieve is to do the opposite of glorification as much as possible. We need to reduce patriotism too. Patriotism may sound like a good thing but it comes at the cost of extreme friction and hatred towards other nations. But that is just half of it. It won't be enough to solve things completely. We gotta focus on encouraging peace as well.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Are you a veteran?

[–]PikonParadox[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No, why do you ask?

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Boycotting reduces income, but that's not really an incentive. It's a punishment.

For this to work there would need to be a tangible economic return. It needs to make money, rather than save it.

It needs to make a mu+#@ F-!ng $h!t Lo@d of $$$$$, vs. the war machine.

This option seems improbable.