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Words of Wisdom – How we could stop the violence

February 5, 2012

Russia and China have made gravely poor choices in their vote in the United Nations yesterday concerning sanctions against Syria for their violence against their own people.  Russia is one of Syria’s biggest arms suppliers and of course if they sanction Syria or criticize them, this may threaten their trade in arms with Syria. China has a tradition of non-interference with the decisions of other governments concerning their own people. Syria is also a key hub in the century’s old silk road trading routes for China with the rest of the world. Though culturally and strategically correct for them for centuries and with great respect for their traditions and wisdom, I now call upon China to understand that the world has changed and that their traditional view of non-interference with other country’s internal affairs and their interest in preservation of their ancient trading hubs may no longer be wise. I call upon Russia to put the ethical issue of saving lives and discouraging regimes from killing their people at a higher level of importance than trade in arms.

This is an opportunity for both Russia and China to lead the world’s governments ethically, morally, and spiritually regarding treatment of their own people. They, by taking a stance against the Syrian brutality and massacre of their own people, could make a sea change in the direction that world governments choose. Sometimes great leaps are needed to achieve much needed change. This is a time for leadership and I call upon Russia and China to tap their tremendously valuable potential to lead. I lo0k forward to their future guidance on important issues.

War does more harm than good.  The U.N. should be given greater power to intervene and stop wars or violence against citizens of a country.

Violence against one’s own people is particularly abhorrent.

The veto of Russia and China regarding the violence in Syria are intolerable. I call upon them to rethink their stance.

The U.N. and individual countries should think outside the box and invent ways to force leaders to come up with  proposed solutions, then the people should be presented these proposals and should decide, either by direct vote or representative council that was elected by the people through direct vote.

Most people will have a hard time believing the fact that there are fewer conflicts today than at any time in history, and that in these conflicts, there are fewer casualties.  We no longer send thousands marching across mine fields or line them up facing each other and firing volleys of bullets and shells that rip apart flesh.

With creative thinking, dialogue and debate will be the method of solving conflicts in the future, and this will be policed and forced by a United World.  I treasure the thought that this day is possible in my lifetime.

Albert Einstein – one of the greatest scientists of our time, was also one of the wisest sages I know.

Albert Einstein’s words are very meaningful:

Heroism on command, senseless violence and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them!


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