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Promoting World Peace – A Myth Or Possible Cakewalk?
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Promoting World Peace – A Myth Or Possible Cakewalk?

What will it take to promote world peace?

When I started to write articles the one subject I decided to avoid completely, politics. Yet here I am beginning an article within the confines of a political heading. I apologise for defecting from my normal banter and chatter, to this time becoming more serious.

An article reached my in-box, political in its nature, expounding facts about political occurrences in the USA. I would never profess to give my political views within an area to which I lack knowledge or comprehension. The very system of the States confuses me into believing that high finance controls the country. Is this because of the Production for public Television and film betray the system as such, or are these canalisation a misrepresentation to the true operations of the system? Whichever, it leaves an outsider with a confused conception of the running of that country.

Now not so the countries led by dictatorships. There the population is not given much choice and a certain implication of what they may do think or say is the norm. Zimbabwe, the very delineation of such a dictatorship, allowed to let the leaders to get fatter and richer at the demise of the general population, some of which allowed to starve to death without the aid of their own purported elected government.

Others based on a similar system to that of the USA, except lacking the lobbyists that sway the voting of publicly elected officials, to the way of “big moneyed” required decisions. But these type are normally swayed by who can pay the biggest “backhand” or pay-off, and their decisions not reflecting the requirements of the public that ensured their choice.

World peace can only be attained when the population is at peace, the hate of some by others will stay in the way withstanding all efforts of change. Education and unemployment will remain as the backbone to the envy displayed by one to another. The uneducated, seen as easily led and brainwashed by their governments, a tool of disruption and destruction in any peace making efforts. It's seen as not good politics, or good for the nation, to cow down to a stronger country or economy irrespective of the help and aid being given by that country.

Religion, a major stumbling block to peace in the world, will never change, but then who is one to dictate to another what they may believe? Radicals that see the downfall of a nation as their religious belief, the very opposite of allowing this freedom. These are the uneducated, easily brainwashed, people of the world that will continue to disrupt any effort to correct the present state of economic downturn affecting the world today.

Is this not similar to the Hitler-ism of the second world war, where one man decided the time was right to bring half the world, if not it all, under one government? Is this a sign of the times to come, where once again the world will need to turn to outright war to control populations and punish the radicals into a more peaceful system? Can the world withstand such an onslaught, with its disruption to industrial growth, and the massacring of millions, if not billions of people?

The present population growth of the world is creating a competition for the necessities of life, and any Nation seen to prosper will become the target of those less fortunate. It is time for the general populace to take back the reins of their elected officials, to boot out the rich control and to make sure that it is their demands and requirements met.

This has to happen world-wide, the dictators unseated and the popular demand of the people for education and employment seen to. It needs to happen before the educational standards are so low, that the populace reach a standard that they can no longer make an informed decision as to their needs, and begin to revert to the stone-age mentality of old.

The United Nations need to carry out their mandate and the powerful countries need to not be so selective of where they aid in toppling unsavoury regimes bent on the disruption and desecration of their own countries, as well as those of others.

Do the populace in the countries of the world honestly believe they control their own destiny, or are they merely puppets of a bigger picture envisaged by the power mongers elected to office? The answer to this should create a discussion to which I look forward.

My requiem to a fallen world now complete, and an assurance that this will be the last political article to which I place my name. I shall return with rather the lighter side of life, hoping the future for my issue and lineage is a happy and peaceful one, where they have the right to life as it was and not how someone else will have it be.


Street Talk

This is a big topic for me to get my head around this morning... where's that smoking article! lol. Like others though I agree that world peace starts with each one of us. As you mentioned when the population is at peace. It's like saying that our garbage doesn't matter and then dumping it beside the roadway with everyone elses. It may sound a corny cliche but if we all approached each other every day with love or at least understanding it would go a long way to shifting the universal energies. Of course none of us are in isolation. If the government is wise (whatever that is) the population is happier. Which comes first? Chicken or egg?

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  about 1 decade ago

I still maintain the egg I just don't know who laid it. I see you found the smoking article. It is a big subject and again the ramblings of my mind. The comments worth reading, kept me busy for quite a while, and it is always interesting to hear others opinions. It is that understanding that we are not all alike and the acceptance that there are differences allowed, accept them and go on with ones own life rather than the interference in others. That is what is needed. The agree to disagree scenario needs acceptance and the forcing of others to your way of thinking (right or wrong) needs to end.

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  about 1 decade ago
Andrew B  

When was the last time you saw a wise government? :) That was a real question, not a sarcastic attack or anything like that. In my opinion, war, political corruption, cronyism, etc. all exist on a large scale because there's a big, centralized pile of cash and favors to be had by anyone who has the right lawyers and lobbyists. The solution? get rid of the political power structure, and you won't have people trying to get control of it and use it against other innocent people. What are everyone's thoughts?

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  about 1 decade ago

Oh look Rob... you've found a new friend! Andrew is starting a Street Party! Andrew... you should have a 'heads up' that if you ask for Robs thoughts you'll get them, oh, and probably if you don't as well!! lol. Welcome aboard my friend!

  
  about 1 decade ago

Yes Andrew, how to define a wise Government, one with a thought for the people because the people voted them in, the problem is we sit and listen to all the bu.. that these people expound before the election... and believe them... the trouble is we never ask questions and tell them that should they not follow their promises we will kick them out of there and put someone else in their place... The people of the world have lost the power of choice, once the candidate is in office, they ignore the public...In days of old when an election was impending these very same candidates belonged to the people, not anymore... the financial world puts them before us, squashes all opposition to their choice and we the people sit with what they want, and their interests are seen to and not ours...Yes a system change is needed and a return of power to the people, how its to happen I don't know... but if one looks at what is happening in certain parts of the world where the people are standing up after years to kick their dictators out, give me courage that there are those that are prepared to do it and return power to the people... Good comment by the way...

  
  about 1 decade ago
Andrew B  

I'll write an entirely separate article at some point about this in more detail, but the condensed version of my POV is that the long history of politics is that you can't trust politicians OR unelected "public" employees 99% of the time. This is how it always has been, and how it always will be, simply due to human nature. Since the popular definition of "insanity" is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, why don't we try something different? That "different thing" would be focusing on creating a situation where it's socially unacceptable to imprison/punish/kill others unless they have done something that clearly violates the life, liberty, or property of other people. What are your thoughts, Rob? Heather: The "Street Party" is going to have a family friendly block-party after the adopt-a-highway litter pick up are you interested? :D

  
  about 1 decade ago

Oh I don't know Andrew. It sounds good on computer screen but 'party' is starting to sound like 'work'. I'll have a coffee and think about it! ;-)

  
  about 1 decade ago
Andrew B  

Would you do it if I told you there would be free coffee?

  
  about 1 decade ago

lol... you catch on quickly Andrew... but the honest truth is I'd be very suspicious they're serving instant!

  
  about 1 decade ago
Joan S  

There is much to think about here. I also try to avoid political discussions. I have some definite ideas that often meet with strong rebuttal. Not that it bothers me to battle it out, but I save political discussions for home. That being said, I agree with just about all that you wrote. Education is so important. Public schools in the US have been weak in recent years, in everything, particularly science and math. Of course, there are always the exceptions to that. But as a whole, it has made us less equipped than we used to be. It will change. Many parents have opted to home school, or send their kids to private schools where they can get a good education. Our major universities have become socialistic. And a sense of entitlement is pervasive. As an American, I have an uneasy feeling that someone is trying to dumb us down. I think our political scene is a disaster. And special interest groups/lobbyists are controlling everything. Time for us to wake up and take it all back. As far as religions are concerned, whatever a person believes is up to them, as long as they don't interfere with anyone else. Wars fought in the name of religion are anathema. I think that as long as there is poverty, we're going to have wars. All people need the opportunity for a good prosperous life. And all life has to be respected. I guess I'm just very American in my ideals. Have a hard time watching what's happening in the Middle East and some parts of Africa where human rights are violated on a daily basis. Like you Rob, I look forward to a better world for ourselves and our kids.

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  about 1 decade ago

I like it Joan, a though of "what can I do" is required by everyone. I, like you, leave politics and religion to each individual, what I cannot tolerate is being told what I'm allowed to think and do, something that is raising its head in too many places in the world. My concern is for the fact that the USA is talking of reducing its army by thousands of members. It is the one power that at the moment is keeping the peace in the world on behalf of all of us. We regret they do not step in more often to unseat unsavoury dictators, but it is unfair to expect that of them. However should the USA get weaker we are all in trouble. This was a once off article that I just needed to put on paper, when my wife read it she asked who I was knowing how I normally keep my political feelings to myself. But all being done I find the comments interesting and wonder how many may have not commented because of diverse reasons of disagreement. I was wondering if the article might even start an article war of words, so far so good. Thanks for the comment and reading the article I always appreciate your feed back.

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  about 1 decade ago
Joan S  

I agree about the military. We are at war. Strange time to cut back. We are on the threshold of an election. Let's hope the next guy does better.

  
  about 1 decade ago

Hi Rob, I like Cynthia's comment 'each person makes a difference' Just the title of your article turns people's attention to the issue and away from what they were currently doing and thinking about, as I've just done. I don't know if you've ever read anything about Lynne Taggart and her power of intention experiments. The power of thought alone by groups of people on a targeted subject has yielded some very positive results in her studies.

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  about 1 decade ago

Hi Penny, an outpouring of personal frustrations of the beliefs of some that there is a quick fix, is what I have actually written about above. I do believe there is a possible solution. BUT while the seven sins of man continues to dominate world news I feel we have a long way to go. I hold onto hope that the present woes of the world find a peaceful solution, the UN I'm afraid has not got my backing as they appear to be toothless in their bite. However if the USA continues to fight the worlds battles, unaided, they are going to come in for more of the big stick. Items of news where they are looking to reducing their military frightens me, as the vultures of the world will see it as a backing down and once more start their own power surges. Lynne Taggart is unknown to me but I will Google her. Thanks for the comment.

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  about 1 decade ago

Hi Rob, Fortunately, I have the exact answer for your article. Peace is not possible under the present conditions, but very possible if the governments would update the military and law enforcement system. I suggest you read Part 1 and 2, and then you let me know. Regards, Daniel

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  about 1 decade ago

I've just read your article Daniel its gonna take more than that I'm afraid..

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  about 1 decade ago

The UN< hummm, We could talk about this all day. Good job Rob.

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  about 1 decade ago

An ineffectual body if ever there was one. Thanks Shawn

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  about 1 decade ago

Another great article with points to ponder. Thanks for sharing!

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Rebecca don't know what got me going on the subject, but there you are done and dusted.

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  about 1 decade ago

Rob, Yes, I agree with you on two points! And certainly promoting world peace is a big undertaking. I agree that educating people is necessary. As is employment! I don't know that the United Nations as it is today is capable of leading the world to peace. I suspect something new must arise. Well -- or some combination of the old working together? blessings, Cynthia

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  about 1 decade ago

The UN seems to lack either power or push, I suspect it is all just window dressing for smaller nations. Once again, placing a country in peril to me is an internal thing, and to solve problems one must start at the source and that is at home.

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  about 1 decade ago

True. But we are more an interconnected world today. Rob, each person makes a difference. So this week, your article matters. blessings, Cynthia

  
  about 1 decade ago
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