SO we’re off to war (again) in Iraq (again).
At the outbreak of World War I, when patriotism at its peak, the slogan “the war to end all war” was a common catchphrase.
British cabinet minister David Lloyd George, soon to become wartime prime minister, sensed the bitter irony in the statement.. “This war, like the next war,” he
cynically remarked, “is another war to end all war.”
And the next war. And the ones after that. The War to End All Wars did little more than to perpetuate war.
Can we ever hope for world peace? Armed conflict seems the way of the world, not something belong to the tragic past. It is the most deadly plague in history.
Wars between people cannot be eradicated because these wars stem from the war within us. As Martin Luther King observed: “We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
Nearly all wars are due to the desperate grasping of an ideology, a fight for resources or for power
Is there any righteousness between nations? Probably not.
Not while men and women remain indifferent to the rights of others.
It’s not hatred that is the opposite of love. It’s indifference. And indifference can do more harm that outright hatred.
There’s no point in trying to change the world unless we can make personal changes in ourselves.