A time for peace, not elitism.

Friends,

Now is a time for peace.

Instead of arming rebels, we should be forcing them and al-Assad to sit down for peace discussions.

100,000 dead and rising?

What is the end game? What is the objective?

1,000,000 dead? Would we be satisfied then?

I am one of the few Americans who was not for the Second Iraq War. (Actually third, because Clinton had his second war, we just didn’t discuss that much).

Gulf War 2 brought in huge amounts of instability to a culture which does not handle instability very well.

I don’t mean Iraq, I mean the Middle East.

For some reason, we (Americans) think everyone else is like we are.

Send in the police and tell everyone to calm down or else, and they will calm down.

But, that does not even work in America. Look at the Occupy movement, you know those ‘peace loving demonstrations?’ USAToday. And still Huffington Post tries to call the violent, peaceful demonstrators.

We need peaceful leaders, not violent men and women inciting more violence.

We need diplomats with clean hands, and clean hearts.

We do not need another example of the ‘Elite.’ The one percent.

We need peace, not elitists.

Right now, more than one-fourth of our world is in war, or on the edge of conflict.

China, Europe, Japan, Russia, the USA and Canada are the least violent parts of our world right now.

But, the economic turmoil in Greece, Turkey, Spain, France, and even the USA could easily break out into wide-spread war, either high intensity, or low intensity conflicts.

Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, and other parts of Latin America are in conflict.

2 Billion, 3 Billion, maybe even 4 Billion people are in, or on the edge of, conflict.

And we are worried about food, North Korea, cutting down a tree in Istanbul, and gay marriage?

“They are rioting in Africa …. There is strife in Iran.”

It may be ended by our fellow man. I am praying for peace.

Will you?

Ghost.

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15 Responses to A time for peace, not elitism.

  1. Ghost, don’t let CNN or other news organizations (or your own misinformed mind) trick you. We are in a period of relative peace. Let the Middle East have what they want. Sharia Law, OK. And they will be left further behind. At some point the world will no longer be dependent on fossil fuels, and then what?
    http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/03/pinker-explains-the-long-peace/

  2. PS, your ‘Chicken Little’ routine is becoming a bit of a yawn.

  3. War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
    John Stuart Mill

    • Oh, John. Some claim him as a ‘Father’ of our Country.

      But, to what he wrote, I agree in sentiment. But, today that includes dying so the rich elite can get richer.

      And I think personal safety is more important than fat cats getting rich so they can put Obama in office….

      Would you agree with that?

  4. Pingback: AFRICAN PEACE AND CONFLICT MODEL | yesafrika / vumafrika

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