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Toward Planetary Peace

Each person throughout the world likely would have a personal peace definition and would hold ideals for achieving, even if one’s experience is limited. For each person there is a test: “Which do you truthfully, honestly desire—peace or war?” It seems reasonable to assume the vast majority would choose peace, as the world has had too much war; humankind is learning a better option is desirable.

We will not have peace until the majority population from each nation desires peace and as nations, give up sovereignty to a one world authority granted by the majority of nations. Any nation refusing to give up sovereignty would face the threat of world authority to comply. There must be strong incentive to join the larger group.

Nationalism is a concept developed over long time periods and is a natural evolution of thought. Nation favoritism is prejudicial, racist and is loaded with superiority lacking love and respect. We cannot avoid evolution of thought, but we can visualize and work toward a better world with love at the heart of technical, scientific, educational, financial, religious and social improvements. The details would be extensive, seemingly beyond imagination and overwhelming, but slowly we MUST work toward high planetary ideals of quality relationships.

We will see much tribulation, conflict, and sadly earned wisdom if nations fail to abandon national superiority and if we fail to learn the greater wisdom of group discussion. The United Nations is not large enough and is not constituted as a final world authority to give us real peace. Sooner or later people who resort to terror tactics will finally learn there is no gain with bloody terror. The larger wisdom from men and women who desire peace in their hearts is the pathway to world settlement in peace and this larger wisdom must come from nations gathering together in world authority for common planetary benefit.

Eternal peaceful benefits are too numerous to ignore!


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  • Sep 17 2013: I hope you are right and the human race can learn to love peace. Unfortunately, I also believe that there was some truth at the end of the movie, "Anzio" - the war correspondent told a general "Now I know why there are so many wars. We like it and we like to kill each other."
    • Sep 17 2013: Hello Wayne, My take is that movies are a producer or writer's opinion. Movies are produced by people and entertainment currently is a motivational influence. We all are limited in knowledge and therefore all opinion, regardless of methods of expression, is partial. Would movie producers like to promote war by saying "(sic) people like to kill each other? Or are movies entertainment? Would you say there is a popular appetite for war story entertainment?

      I prefer to seek inner strength through quiet time and listening to the best of thoughts for confidence in direction of life movement rather than to rely on entertainment. I like to listen to others who like this daily quiet time.

      Books, movies, text messages, and other methods come from human mind, which is the arena in which we live or die. All media for expression could be used to positively motivate people to love peace. After all is said, peace is a condition of relationship; war is not an attractive manifestation of relating. Peace is worth spreading because the hope for its benefits is strong world wide. If it is not attractive, then why is the agony of war or the events in which people kill one another worthy of news coverage?

      The benefits of peace would be a great agenda for leaders of all nations! Non would be excluded!

      I noticed you started your comment by stating you hope I'm right. I hope you never give up hope for what is good.

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