I grew up with the idea of total war. My great-grandfather, a cavalry officer of Prussian stock, renounced his loyalty to the Kaiser to be a free man in America. My grandfather was a bomber captain in WWII. His brother took a Hitler youth knife from an officer, a family heirloom. My father was a deep recon ranger in Vietnam. I gave my soul to science, but I grew up with a particular bent:
You think a philosophy, a religion, a politic will free humanity from itself? The struggle is the human condition, it will never change, which side are you on?
I do not believe that ideology or religion will ever enable humans to create a utopian golden age. Humans are morally flawed from birth. However, religion or ideology do have the power to focus and temper the human struggle in a way that allow us to be better than our flawed nature.
Edit: oh, I already posted this song once. sry. Here is another one: