and security is not won by war,
nor is prosperity won by force.
can be defeated by building peace, by eradicating the causes for war, by
creating a human world designed for human living. The issues of war and
peace are ultimately not political issues, they are human issues. History
has taught us that. There was a time when after nearly eighty years of
warfare, by which half of the population of Europe was killed, society came
to its senses in 1648 and called it quits. The Treaty of Westphalia
that arranged this peace should have established peace forever. Still, we seem to want to try
anew, again and again, what we have already proven to ourselves to be an
utterly useless exercise
are human beings. Shouldn't we rather behave like human beings? Surely,
this project is not a political issue, but one that is under our control.
Since all wars of the last century were fought for economic imperial
reasons, let's deal with those issues and redevelop the world economically.
It has never been a human quality to steal from the poor, no matter how
easy this may seem. It has always been the human way to help one another,
and support one another for a richer life for all.
time has come to reassess ourselves as human beings, to put aside our
greed which actually threatens us more severely than war, and learn the art
of relating to one another as people of a common humanity. Although we
have rarely achieved this in the past, if ever, it seems we should give it
a try. How else will we ever cleanse the world of its tens of thousands of
nuclear weapons that all the great nations of this world own between them
and threaten to use in willful orgies of mass destruction? Should we not
rather build one another up, so that we all have a beautiful and human
world to live in?