"Us and Them...
Trading Victims, Increasing State Power, Roderick T. Long :
"... what would happen if the civilian populations of Israel and Lebanon were to come to see this conflict, not as Israel versus Hezbollah, or even Israeli-government-plus-Israeli-civilians versus Hezbollah-plus-Lebanese-civilians,
as Israeli-government-plus-Hezbollah versus ordinary-people-living-on-the-eastern-Mediterranean?
Both Hezbollah and the Israeli government would quickly lose their popular support, and their ability to wage war against each other would go with it.
But by encouraging the identification of civilians with the states that rule them, statism makes it harder for civilians to find their way to such a perspective. (Of course racism and religious intolerance are part of the story too – yet another way in which such cultural values help to prop up the state apparatus.)
As long as the people of the eastern Mediterranean continue to view this conflict through statist spectacles, Hezbollah and/or the Israeli government will continue to be the victors, while the civilian populace in both Israel and Lebanon will remain the vanquished and victimised."
Eles são até o melhor exemplo como, em última instância, uma comunidade fortemente unida e com condições adversas pretende um país e centra tudo na ideia de um Estado que os represente.
Mas, mesmo aí era competição por poder, território e leis.