I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where six of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic was chosen by me. The five other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, gaelikaa, Maxi, Paul, Shackman, and The Old Fossil. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!
My answer to my own question is no.
There is just too much investment in the arms and ammunition industry, for peace to ever visit our planet. The military, industrial, political interconnectedness will ensure that we will always have strife of some sort in many parts of the world.
In my own backyard, I do not foresee peace in my life time, and for that matter, in my son’s life time either. I am not cynical. I am just being realistic.
32 thoughts on “Is Global Peace Possible?”
I think it is a lot more complicated, Rummy. The beliefs of certain sects play a huge part in global war.
blessings ~ maxi
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That too Maxi. On the other hand, there is a book that says that violence in fact has been coming down – http://www.amazon.com/Better-Angels-Our-Nature-Violence-ebook/dp/B005HHSYMW/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387118794&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Violence+Vanquished+by+Steven+Pinker
well . . .
given that the human race has tried to annihilate each other ever since the beginning . . .
i agree totally with you.
there is one thing that might bring them more together. and it’s very possibly in the works now by man’s own hand . . .
the weather related catastrophes make get worse and worse and so bad that man will be FORCED to get along with each other for his own survival on the planet itself. but like you say ~ not in our lifetime or that of our children’s and their children even.
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You may well be right there Tammy. I sure hope that it comes true.
I agree 100% – and said so in a more wordy fashion – LOL
Great minds think alike. 🙂
Unfortunately I have to agree. So many people have a stake in war and military activity of one kind or another, and so many people are determined to force their religious or political ideas on others, that global peace seems like pie in the sky.
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Great minds think alike Nick. 🙂
It’s not just the investment in the arms and ammunition industry. Just think of the 250,000 to two million people killed during the partition between India and Pakistan. The murderers didn’t need fancy munitions. Hatred plus knives and other simple weapons were quite enough: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/arts/potent-memories-from-a-divided-india.html
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Oh yes. I did not specify that element to be politically correct but gave an indication to it by mentioning our own back yard.
There is peace in violence too. Sometimes great violence brings lasting peace as that is perhaps the only way man understands its futility. so perhaps you realistic assessment may be the clue that we may be close to that point where things tip for the better :).
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I sure hope that you turn out to be right Koushik.
Agreed. Pass the hemlock.
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You and I should be distributing the hemlock not consuming it.
When I think how hard it can be to just stay friends with some members of my own family I wonder how we think nations can ever stay friends.
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totally agree with the sentiment…
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Absolutely brilliant response Linda. Thank you.
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