Who wants to get out there and kill some people today!? It’s a ridiculous question, isn’t it? Do you know anybody who wants to lose a loved one to war? Do you know anybody that wants their homeland destroyed by cluster bombs dropped from a soulless sky above? Is there any person out there who’s thinking, “I’d sure like to get my arms or legs blown off today”?
Think about it. By far the majority of humanity would prefer to have a peaceful day today. By far the majority of humanity would prefer to live a peaceful life, enjoying family, friends, and nature. So how can it be that the cycle of killing continues, generation after generation?
Since the beginning of organized tribes and civilizations, across all continents, across centuries for thousands of years, man has been killing man. We kill to protect ourselves. Or so we’re told. We kill others before they kill us. A study in history proves that war is more often waged for the acquired wealth and power for a select few, under the pretense of ‘protection’ for the masses. A study in history proves that the majority have been coerced into killing each other for the benefit of a few larger than life egos who engaged in a war of wits. And we all lost.
Men create war, men engage in war, and men have the power to break the cycle. We aren’t likely to change the minds of older generations, but I do Believe that we can make a difference for the next generation. With social media, we have a tool like no generation has ever had before, and we need to utilize it to the best of our ability. It’s a matter of Life, or Death for our children. With social media, we can promote the idea that all fathers across all lands teach their children acceptance, and compassion towards others, rather than teach them to be suspicious or even fear and hate others who are not like them. With social media we are now able to easily communicate with people all around the world, (or ‘All across the world’, for you Flat Earth Society members). We no longer have to rely on political or religious ‘leaders’ to tell us, or more likely ‘warn us’, about others in faraway lands. When we communicate with people directly, we begin to realize that neither we nor they want to lose a loved one to senseless killing and war.
This cycle of killing, initiated by a tendency to be suspicious of others → irrational fears fed by power-hungry politicians → intentional misinformation → anger → war → killing → it can be stopped if we put our minds to it. When we communicate globally with social media, we can unite and resolve to say ‘No!’ to literally every single leader who calls for war. Just Say No.
It’s time to plant that seed of change and watch it grow, together.
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