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Showing posts with label serving humanity instead of killing life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label serving humanity instead of killing life. Show all posts

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The world can no longer afford the "luxury" of war

Think about it.

There have been wars.

"And rumors of war" as the saying goes, down through time.

Virtually every nation and every race in the world had their war or wars.

All centuries, at one time or another.

Lots of decades.

Kings and leaders of the world could, would and did just send their soldiers into the world to fight one another.

But now, we've got pollution, far too many people, far too few resources, not enough food and an array of problems we must address, instead. Additionally, we have natural disasters of all types, all around the world. Last year there were huge fires across Russia and Texas, this year they were in Colorado and New Mexico, along with at least 4 other spots here in the States. There are repeated, recurring floods, of course. Right now, Duluth, Minnesota just got hit hard but places like India and Bangladesh have been drenched far worse and far more times, I believe.

And that's even if you do ignore climate change (or global warming), let alone if you include it.

With the numbers of people in the world, it surely must be included that we--humankind, humanity--can no longer afford the luxury, if I may call it that, that is or was war.

Far too many people are dying already.

Disease, starvation, malnutrition, lack of medical care, lack of water--there are any number of things that are taking far too many people in the world.

The fact is, this world and humanity can no longer afford to spend our financial savings on war and weapons of war.

The answers to people's problems are in front of us.

If only we'll put our resources there, to take care of one another.

We humans must be more important than business and businesses.

Right now, in too much of the world, we put businesses first and that is a recipe for extinction.

Some internationally-known leader of the world today needs to stand up and say as much, too.

And the sooner, the better.

The way too much of the world is living now is just not sustainable.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quote of the day

"The world has never truly had to develop an ethic of interdependence rooted in our common humanity. And if we do it, the 21st century will be the most interesting, exciting, peaceful era in history."  --Former President Bill Clinton