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Lay down your verbal weapons

Time for a truce

Illustrated London News - Christmas Truce 1914.jpg

In the field of human conflict, tens of millions of people, fighters and civilians alike, have lost their lives over the millennia. Some of these conflicts have sadly been necessary in order to protect civilisation from greater evil. An article asking us to reflect on one major war reminds us that most conflict is unnecessary. Perhaps Wikipedia users could bear that in mind when hastening to be unpleasant to each other, exerting authority over others, and turning some discussion venues into a sordid mire of grave dancing and battlefield behaviour.