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How do we make the world a more peaceful place?

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To Nathan.

There are two fields of focus that can be approached when it comes to peace. Looking at your local nation, and looking at the international world as a whole. What it means for peace in each would be a different action. However I think there is an approach that can help in both local and international actions.

Love your neighbor.

On a national level, if people love their neighbors they will look out for their wellbeing. Racism, sexism, discrimination can be looked at with the view of what solutions are out there. As can issues of poverty, and helping those who are sick, injured and have medical costs that they can't afford.

Love isn't a solution in itself, but it at least will mean you want the best for your neighbor, and will look for solutions. It also means that regardless of the solutions, you will come together as a community. Share in each other's joys, and share the burden of each other's sorrows. Even without long lasting solutions, or the wisdom to dist angle easy issue, loving your neighbor is a solid step to having peace.

On an international level, the same concept applies, to love your neighbor, but this changes what we can do. You can't be a community as easily internationally. A poor country that you know is suffering can use donations, can use infrastructure, and can use the knowledge that they have the support from their neighboring nations. However the money donated can be fed into the problem, as is the case in many countries that hold the poverty of their nations to ask for charity, but then never spend the donations on the intended people or their projects to assist them. (Or they do spend the donations where they are intended, only after a heavy cut of the wealth goes into the pockets of the leaders).

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Posted by Not_Now.Soon, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 3:44:10 AM
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Again this approach won't solve the issues, but it is a starting point for peace, and can help people to look for solutions that might make a difference.

So that is the first point of consideration in my opinion. You can't have peace unless you are actually concerned for the other person's well being. Without a sense of some level of brotherly love, what you have is anything and everything else. From jealous envy of what the others have or special attention they get, to the habitual ignoring of others so you don't have to see the problem in every city, and in the streets everywhere.

Even if you don't have a solution to help homelessness or drug addiction that is rampant in those who are homeless, if you actually are concerned for them it's at least a start. You see the problem and will try to be there with them through it (as much as your able to anyways) and bring peace to a small degree to their situations.

Even if you don't have a solution for racism, sexism, domestic abuse, or any other known problem in every city throughout the world, if you are concerned for them that is a start for peace, and motivation for people to look for solutions to help them individually out of the problems they can't get out of themselves.

On an international level love your neighbor gets complicated, because the risk is greater. Love your neighbor who's homeless and addicted to drugs might put our own life in danger, but that's only your life. Try the same to an angry country who wants to trick and dominate the world into submission, and you risk not just your life, but risk you're whole country to get involved with them.

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Posted by Not_Now.Soon, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 3:47:20 AM
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The question from there is is peace worth the cost? Is it worth the risk? For those being helped I'm sure the answer is a grateful yes. For everyone else it's hard to get past the risk and find a brotherly love towards those you deem as a risk, or those you deem unworthy.

Peace starts with loving your neighbor.
Posted by Not_Now.Soon, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 3:48:03 AM
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Which German police officer?
Aidan,
The one that was giving the interview on World TV.
Posted by individual, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 7:28:36 AM
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The world is a collection of countries. Countries are a collection of people. To make the world a more peaceful place we have to start with the individual person and try for more tolerance of others. For all our supposed enlightenment, we have become a very intolerant society.
Peopleís personal beliefs are now judged by a noisy minority and if those beliefs don't fit the current obsession with identity then those people are deemed unworthy. Their different beliefs are not tolerated, they are hounded and labelled with whatever name is currently in vogue. Racist, bigot, homophobe, misogynist, misandrist, Marxist, religious fanatic. There is a label for everyone who doesnít actively endorse whatever minority section of the community fits into identity politics. Tolerance of those minority groups is no longer enough, today everyone is expected to somehow change their inner beliefs and embrace that which they previously couldnít. Unfortunately this just forces their true feelings into hiding, causing more resentment and actually destroying tolerance.
For communities to become more peaceful we have to stop trying to force people to change their innate feelings and beliefs and learn to accept that everyone has a right to their own beliefs. We need to become more tolerant.
So long as every member of society has equal legal rights, then we should all develop acceptance of the diversity of beliefs that exist within any normal society.
Posted by Big Nana, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 9:33:35 AM
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the inconvenient truth is that wherever judeo-christian ethics were adopted it produced the most peaceful societies in history. Ever since the godless secularist infiltrated and took over we have become more and more violent as a society with race/identity politics used as an excuse to justify their violent grab for power. Without God their is absolutely no peace just a self righteous virtue signalling led by totally corrupted creatures.
Posted by runner, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 9:53:36 AM
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