Does war really achieve anything? It is worth the pain, the loss of life, the legacy of hate and fear? Or does it just bolster narrow, short-term interests? At the expense of long-term wellbeing and sustainability?
War is often portrayed as ‘defence’, but is it true? Has out-of-control military spending become the greatest national security concern? Is the ever-hungry military-industrial complex scaring us into becoming our own worst enemy? Has the so-called ‘War on Terror’ become an even greater terror?
In the age of climate disruption, floods, droughts and food shortages, we must not let violence overtake us. Can we learn how to resolve conflict without making false excuses and pretexts for war? For our children's sake?
Peace does not mean inaction, simply avoiding conflict. Let's work together to build peace in our homes, our communities, our world...
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“We're one finger away from peace.” — Rather than blaming others, can we change our own attitude?
“We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace.” — Michael Franti
“Work for peace, not war.” Source: Wikimedia Commons
”Learn and speak up for peace. The more of us who do, the more it will happen.”
“Is it possible that we're being manipulated by our emotions? Like when we watch major league sports... it feels great to be part of the team. Except for here, it's far from fun and games. In our shrinking world, is war obsolete? Nationalism, ecocide, genocide... who is the real 'enemy'? Arms industry profiteering? Fear itself? List of US wars | Canada wars | Addicted to War
“Does it respect the dead, to choose a path to perpetual war? How can we be the greatest nation on Earth? By leading to peace... ”
“War, or civilization. Which will it be?”
“Peace rests in yourself. Find this one place in your heart — so you can return anytime, if needed.” — Simon Matzinger
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