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Why? Are there still no peace in this world.

Whatever happened to using knowledge, common sense and wisdom? This is a no brainer. This planet is jewel in the universe.The human race as well as other species of life live here.We are interconected with the internet.And last but not least _We need each other. Wars are wastefull and use up valueable resources. Human and material.There has been conflicts as long as mankind has been around and if we had used the resourses we wasted we would be at the stars by now. Everbody in the world needs to start playing nice.If not for themselves do it for everybody else. To Love is to share your goodness with all. Thank you

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  • Apr 26 2012: There will probably never be peace, though I praise you for hoping for it.

    I have a question or two for you. What are the consequences of total world peace?

    Lets consider human nature for a moment. Could it be possible that during an extended period of peace, when the majority of people have become conditioned to this peaceful world, the people would become vulnerable/exploitable to an evil tyrant? For world peace to exist the evil side of human nature must be exterminated.

    So, could it possibly benefit the people to always have an adversary? They don't have to be an evil tyrant, but just enough that we don't get soft and weak.
    • Apr 27 2012: To me the benefit of world peace is that we could use our human and material resources in a more productive ways such as ending world hunger , working together to find cures for different diseases and working for abetter tomorrow for everyone. There is endless possibilities if we work together. Being that our material resourses here are finite, we have to focus on going else where in space to get them. We need to spread humanity elsewhere in the universe so as the old saying goes That we don't have all our eggs in one basket.To do that properly we need to focus our energies in a positive way. We need each other now more than ever in history and working together is our strenght. We have the knowledge, the tools to live in peace and prosper and the powers that be seems to be clueless or narrow minded. Thank you for responding
    • Apr 29 2012: Mr. Baldwin I apologize for not answering your questions properly in my first reply. I will try to now. The consequences of world peace are Prosperity,Harmoniny, More great minds to help solving problems and creating new technologies. The ability to reach our full potential and achieve great things without the pain and conflict to distract us from that goal. The pluses outweigh the minuses. I don't believe we would be vulnerable if have safe guards in place. Just because we are peacefull does not mean we will be weak. I admit there is evil in human nature but that energy can be channeled in a positive direction. As far as adversies goes I made a comment to another member that mankinds number one adversary is and has always been the microscopic lifeforms that we have had to fight for as long as we have been arround. I will some examples: Plagues such as the one we had in twelth to thirteened century,Epidemics like smallpox,Virsuses that mutate, Cancer and i could go on and on. That is and always has been our number one adversary. We have always been at war with the lifeforms. They might not be as evolved as we are but they are persistent at trying to destroy us all. We need space travel if for nothing else resources, planets to colonize. And to do that we are going to need everyones help and ideas. We will always fighting something that does not mean it has to be each other. I leave you with this: Many hands make lite work and many hearts make a stronger society. Thank you once again
      • Apr 29 2012: I still commend you for being hopeful, but I have to ask you about the evil aspect of human nature.

        You said, "I admit there is evil in human nature but that energy can be channeled in a positive direction." Therefore you are alluding that force must be used. Or am I misinterpreting?

        I agree that epidemics are dangerous, and man's intervention with medicine has had many successes; however antibiotics for instance have been a double edged sword. The overuse of antibiotics has made some individual's immune system's weak.

        Anyway, my point is it is honorable to wish and, or want world peace, but such an effort is unrealistic, improbable and would also require a single control over the world if total peace was to ever be accomplished. What then are the consequences of having a one world government?
        • Apr 29 2012: Thank you once again for responding. You seem to be a really good person and very knowledgable and open minded. I admire those qualities. I have done some serious soul searching as well going thru the knowledge that I have gained in life since your last response. Even tho I was the one who asked the question, now I feel compelled to come up with the perfect answer. What you and others have said are all true. Sad but true. So I had to ask myself the questions that I would ask others to see what my answer wuold be. Are we evil? My answer is that we all have a dark side and yes it is our nature as well as other lifeforms the potential to do good or bad things to one another. I was thinking about the united nations and why it was founded. If I am correct in saying it was to have the nations of the world to work together for the good of all. Sounds familar to what I have been saying. But the UN hasn't done a very good job of it. I am still thier biggest fan and supporter. I believe in accountability and everyone is accountable for their actions.There will always be evil and evil people in this world. We can accept it and hope that we are not a victim of it or we can fight it every time it rears its head up. The way ,my way to channel the evil is for the people who are causing it to realize the futility of it for in the end good always wins verses evil. That is in history also, if anyone cares to check it out.But to prove that point a lot of human and material resources are wasted. And have been wasted. Do I believe in a one world goverment? No I do not! I do believe in nations keeping their idenity and culture but working together jointly like the UN was designed for. Call it shared power. Call it a world democracy. The questions are easy , The answers are not. It still comes down to choice and circumstance with all of of us. I hope what I said helps. I gave it my best. Thank you
      • Apr 29 2012: @ Terry

        The number one thing we can do in life is advance our knowledge. As long as enough of us continue and make sure we don't box ourselves in then all will be fine.

        No. Thank you.

        W.P. Baldwin

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