War is the Metaphor For Inflammation
Both are necessary evils. Both are more or less stereotyped responses to outside threats. There are specialized troops (white cells), including suicide-commandos (neutrophils), long-term siege armies (granulomas), and many others. There are supply routes (vessels), communications and intelligence (mediators), and a huge array of lethal weapons (inflammatory enzymes). In war as in inflammation, there will be damage to both the enemy and to friendly forces, and there will very likely be severe damage to the battlefield itself.
Despite idealistic rhetoric about "the laws of war", when the fighting starts, there is really only one law for the soldiers: "Kill your enemy." Like it or not, if you want peace, you must be prepared to fight under certain conditions. Like it or not, if you want to be healthy, your body must be able to mount an inflammatory response.
Force will always rule our world. Our best hope is that this will be the force of good laws. And the best for which we can hope from the inflammatory response is that, for most of our lives, it will do us more good than harm. Most likely, however, your own death will be caused by your last inflammatory response.