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How do we make the world a more peaceful place?

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We can make the World a better place by weeding out Leftist indoctrination !
Posted by individual, Monday, 22 June 2020 6:05:53 PM
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Foxy,

How can it be a collective decision?

You know as well as I do that the State exercises power and authority over the use of violence and the only way that Society can acquire that power and authority is by way of a revolution.

Or are you advocating a revolution in order to save civilisation from the machinations of the State?
Posted by Mr Opinion, Monday, 22 June 2020 6:31:41 PM
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machinations of the State?
Mr Opinion,
It's merely the stupidity of the Left that brings this on !
Posted by individual, Monday, 22 June 2020 6:42:20 PM
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Mr O,

Ultimately, the prospects for peace depend on the
collective action of ordinary people. This may seem
paradoxical at first, for individuals often feel
powerless in the face of distant governments and
mighty arsenals. Yet if sociology has a central lesson,
it is that societies, together with all the social
institutions and social behaviour they contain are
continuously created and re-created by the acts of
countless individuals, whether these individuals
realize their role in the grand sweep of history or
not.

If a modern society goes to war, it is not just
because the leaders have opted for war, but because
the people have implicitly or explicitly done so also -
or at least, they have not opted for peace.

Therefore it is important for the public to actually
place informal unspoken restraints on the ability of
our leaders to wage war. For example, a country that
has tactical nuclear weapons should make it quite
clear that these not be used in local conflicta.

For example the United States has not employed these
devices in the Korean and Vietnam wars - primarily because
such a resort would have been unacceptable and immoral to
the American people.

Similar restraints operate in other countries, although they
are felt most strongly in democracies.
Posted by Foxy, Monday, 22 June 2020 6:51:46 PM
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Just ask the citizens of Stuttgart in Germany after yesterday's rampage by so-called refugees from islamic countries !
Posted by individual, Monday, 22 June 2020 7:02:31 PM
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<<"Any points put here could make a huge difference and add to a more peaceful planet for future generations, so your comments are very important".

I don't see how.>>

I do, ttbn, because your comments may inspire others to take action and make positive change.

It's something at least worth considering when typing on this site and I believe, you, ttbn are up to the challenge!
Posted by NathanJ, Monday, 22 June 2020 7:36:52 PM
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