The real winner of the war is who does not fight for it. This is the deepest learning if you read the Sun Tzu's manual on the Art of War.
Under any sky on this Earth, any time there is a coming conflict of huge social proportion between two different populations all that people seem able to do is starting with a war. Nothing could be more wrong. Why nobody thinks that the right way should be to avoid to fight for a war?
Even if our societies (from West to East, from North to South) in general terms are considered more developed than in past times and, in general terms, more civilized, any time we assist and start a relevant social conflict all that societies do it is to start a new war. Even at local stage or as answer to internal social conflict of a state.
Almost nobody stand up and shout: guys, it is really stupid starting to fight a war. And even if there some wise men or women doing so, they are unlistened.
We have learnt nothing from our past history. We are always repeating the same mistake. The mistake is like an automatic answer. At the start of a conflict the answer is: fight. At the end of the fight (which I mean war independently of the grade of this fight) all that we get is: deaths, injured people, pain, and suffering. Anybody of us knows this process. But never ever we do something to avoid it. We constantly walk on this path even if we know how dangerous it is.
So I wonder: have we really evolved up to a point to consider us civilized people? I don’t know your answer, but I know mine. My answer is: no, we still are to a Palaeolithic level.
No matter how much technology we have developed. What has not evolved is our brain or better, the way our brain answer to a conflict. The way developed is always the same: destroy for not being destroyed.
We are not able to answer: co-operate even with your enemy to find a peaceful solution. If we were able to do so, we would be applying Sun Tzu’s teaching. Applying in full Sun Tzu’s teaching would mean we would have finally learnt his wise lesson. This would be a real form of R-Evolution. This is the R-Evolution I am talking about.