Life in this world is, and always has been, a struggle for survival. Those who seek a Utopian environment fool only themselves and those who would follow them. When one threat to survival and freedom has been subdued, another will arise after.
Man has subdued the great beasts, and for the most part, the environment which will threaten him from time to time. The one beast he will never completely subdue is the beast within other men who seek his abasement or destruction. For this reason, there will always be wars and rumors of wars.
Those who run from these wars will become the subjects of the warmongers, or they will be pursued and destroyed. Those who face the warmongers will be victorious, or they will die in the effort to be free. Much greater is it to die fighting to be free.....than to cower in submission.