“Sharpen your knife after a victory.”
Because the defeated will be attacking soon. That's the way it happens.
You sharpen your knives after a defeat too. So as to attack. The end result: Sharpen your knives ad infinitum...
As Gandhi said it so succinctly: “An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.”
So that's where we are headed: Towards a blind world.
Žižek tells a Slovenian joke: A genie appeared and told the Slovenian that he'd grant anything he wished. The only thing is... “I'll be doing twice as much to your neighbor,” the genie said.
So what does the Slovenian ask for?
“Take out one of my eyes.”
This may be funny as a joke. It's not so funny at all, on the contrary, it's very grave when that's really what most people want. Jealousy and revenge are strong feelings with a drive towards harm. We cannot go on with this. An arms race on one hand, a security race on the other. One needs to stop.
Come on humanity, grow up.
And hurry up!