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.
“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.
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!
Well, that would be spoiling it, wouldn’t it?
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”
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
B o o k s 4 T o m o r r o w
Close Encounters with the Night Kind
Devoted Mommy of 3
Diary of a Writer in Progress
Get Lenin by Robert Craven
Heaven’s Garden Productions
Hope With Change
Joseph D. Smith
Lift You Up
Mallory Heart Reviews
Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
Opus ‘N’ Pen
Pavarti K Tyler at Fighting Monkey Press
Rise of the Vampire
Simple Clockwork by Nancy Cudis
Tela Wallen Fiction
The Author Zackary Richards
The Bridge of Deaths
The Persecutio of Mildred Dunlap
The story of a girl…
Think in ink