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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Peace Cannot Begin Until Fighting Ends

Reprinted with permission from Uexpress.

 

Even if humankind lasts another 100,000 years, which seems unlikely, we may never have peace on Earth. Human beings seem wired for conflict, for envy of the neighbor, for hatred of the other. Besides, experts predict that climate change will bring on ever more strife as the hard-pressed and unlucky — residents of low-lying island nations, for example — begin mass migrations to higher ground and safer sanctuaries.

But even if prayers for lasting peace are never to be answered, we can keep seeking that long-sought end to conflict, can’t we? We can continue to pray and work for peace on Earth, right?…

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How Far-Out Is Trump’s War Policy?

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

War is hell. We’ve learned that over and over from the hundreds of thousands of deaths, uncountable maimings, torturings and other horrors our soldiers have experienced in the multitude of wars in this century alone.

America is now militarily involved in 76 countries! Yet, the war machine — including a massive army of profiteering corporate contractors and the politicians they buy — keeps demanding more: more troops, more money, more profits … more war. Finally, We the People (the 90-plus percent of us who’re not really aware of, much less engaged in, this hell) need to awaken to another stark reality: War is stupid.…

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