World Peace – An Attainable Goal! by Amelia Curzon

I have been invited to contribute a post to the PEACE BLITZ TOUR by writing my own thoughts on world peace. Thank you, Catalina, aka M.C.V.Egan, author of the wonderfully researched and written book The Bridge of Deaths, for your kind invitation and this great opportunity.

Artists impression of Storstrom Bridge

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children”  Mahatma Gandhi

Of 3530 years of recorded world history, only 286 years have been free of wars. That indicates a staggering amount of worldwide warmongering!

Such telling statistics make any hope of world peace seem almost unimaginable, but there is no doubt that here is a common goal which we all want to see to fruition.

But the belligerents, dictators and despots are not listening. Power is their aphrodisiac; world peace is not in their interests. For millennia their kind has thrived on discord and death – their philosophy being, it is far easier to destroy the enemy than to reason with him! Until we cleanse the planet of such evil we will always struggle to keep abreast of it. Regrettably, for the beleaguered to rise up against any such oppression usually requires further acts of violence. The numbers of recorded bloodless coups are few. This is where we need to take a step back and review the situation.

If we are ever to achieve anything remotely like peace on the planet, we must strive to educate our children in the ways of democracy, and they in turn their children, and they theirs. With this in place I believe we can begin to take steps to reach this global Utopia of contentment, peace and freedom so many of us crave.

Supporters of one democratic peace theory claim that “strong first-hand evidence exists that democracies never or rarely wage war against each other”. Many consider this is unmanageable as the mind-set of mankind inherently bats against peace. The human race is perceived as violent, and war as an intrinsic part of human nature, therefore inhibiting peace amongst nations. Although it goes without saying, no one is ever going to want the same thing – we are all thankfully vastly different – I do not believe human beings are naturally violent, it is something they have learned through life.  Equally they can be taught there is more than one way to accomplish a task.

I do believe the children are the future impetus behind the advancement of world peace. Vital in raising awareness across the globe, their endorsement will add to the appreciation that we are all one huge universal family, and that our differences are superficial and should augment life, not seek to destroy it.

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Told through the eyes of animals, Mungai and the Goa Constrictor promotes peace and harmony, and illustrates how easily seemingly incompatible creatures, drawn together from vastly different environments, can unite in a common cause – to overcome fear and oppression.  And guess what!

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But, as a celebration of the PEACE BLITZ, Mungai and the Goa Constrictor will be FREE on Amazon for today, August 15th, ONLY  “Peace and harmony versus greed and deception”

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And to continue the tour…….

Visit all the great writers listed below, who have come together for the PEACE BLITZ, and read what they have to say about peace on this planet.

A Piece of Peace
Anne Chaconas, Writer 
Author Bette A. Stevens
Book mews and tattle tails
Book Purses
B o o k s 4 T o m o r r o w
b00kr3vi3ws
christine bonner
Close Encounters with the Night Kind
Combermere Abbey 
Devoted Mommy of 3
Diary of a Writer in Progress
Get Lenin by Robert Craven
Graciela Zozaya
Halley Elise
Heaven’s Garden Productions
Hope With Change
Joseph D. Smith
keeperofthesword
Lift You Up
Mallory Heart Reviews
margaret west
Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
Opus ‘N’ Pen
Paulette Mahurin
Pavarti K Tyler at Fighting Monkey Press
Rise of the Vampire
Russell Bittner 
Simple Clockwork by Nancy Cudis
Tela’s Notes
Tela Wallen Fiction
The Author Zackary Richards
The Bridge of Deaths
The Journey
The Persecutio of Mildred Dunlap
The story of a girl…
Think in ink
Wendy’s Bookcase

 

15 thoughts on “World Peace – An Attainable Goal! by Amelia Curzon

  1. Pingback: WORLD PEACE IS INEVITABLE « Pukirahe's Blog

  2. I don’t know if democracy is the answer but tolerance sure seems like an important weapon against war. I truly think that by educating our kids with open minds and a strong sense of inner balance, a better world might be closer to the following generations. Great post! I particularly love Gandhi’s quote. Awesome!

    • Thank you, Georgina, for your great comments. I agree very much with your idea of tolerance. This is something we certainly must teach to all future generations. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. Another great post. It really has to start with children, doesn’t it? So many societies are raising children from infancy to hate other groups. How can we expect them to simply stop when it’s been ingrained in their minds since before they could even think for themselves?

    • Thanks for dropping by, Mysti.I think dealing with the cultures which allow child soldiers and those who are indoctrinated into the various forms of terrorism may present a huge problem. Only time will tell. There are many signs though, that the children themselves are far from happy with the situations they have been pressed into – so perhaps there is hope!

  4. Very poignant! I never knew mankind had experience any kind of piece let alone 286 years. I truly believe that if we had a day where no kind of violence occurred, I personally would feel that time was at hand. We must work to change the mindset of our children, like you said, true peace will lie in them.

    • Odd you should say that! A friend of mine, who has not commented yet, was incredibly surprised there were as many as 286 years too! I think you both may be right in that it is quite hard to believe. There always seems to be war somewhere, both now and historically. Thank you so much for dropping by, Yvonne 🙂

  5. Great post, Amelia. I always enjoy your posts. The statistics cited in this one are disturbing and I agree whole-heartedly that peace efforts must focus on education of our children. I believe that family values directly speak to societal norms and behavior. I have always been taken aback by the idea that a male toddler’s toy collection includes weaponry and that games that celebrate mass destruction and world domination (RISK) are top-sellers. And people still wonder why we have war? It’s mind boggling to me.

    • Thank you, Scarlett, for kind comments. I always enjoy your posts too! As to family values, I think many lost sight of these a long time ago. They say charity begins at home – I think education should be more of a priority. In some cases, as much for the parents as the children. We need to rethink the whole strategy. Your comment on weapons is very poignant. Thank you for dropping by, my friend 🙂

  6. Great piece, Amelia. With so many atrocities taking place in the world, it’s hard to stay hopeful that peace will eventually break through. However, I do believe we can be optimistic. It is, after all, the desire of all the world’s leaders to live in a peaceful world. Let’s hope they can turn that desire into reality.

    • Thank you for your lovely comment, Nick. Let us indeed hope it will all come to fruition one day. I am really looking forward to being your guest on the 27th as well and will be in touch soon. Amelia 🙂

  7. Yes, Amelia, I was amazed by that fact too. Only 286 peaceful years a shocking statistic. I loved your post, my sentiments entirely.

  8. Thank you Amelia. I had never thought to look up such an important fact….Of 3530 years of recorded world history, only 286 years have been free of wars. That indicates a staggering amount of worldwide warmongering!with just that thought you leave me with an even stronger desire for Peace…

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