After major world wars peace seems to reign for a period perhaps as a result of everyone being too exhausted and bloodied and sickened by the carnage. Then, after a period of restoration, the stock market begins moving and people forget and soon enough trouble breaks out again and before you know it, the deplorable cycle begins again (a cycle applauded by the armament industry).
The U.N. was formed to stop wars. It has largely been a miserable failure and, too often, it has been used by the bigger countries to advantage themselves both militarily and economically. And therein lies the problem: the existence of so many countries all vying for a piece of the world's economic pie, all putting self-interest first.
World peace may have a chance if humans were taught to think of themselves, not as Americans or Australians or Russians or Iranians, etc, but as world citizens, all equal and all deserving of a fair share of what goodies the world has to offer.
I hunger for world peace, for the madness of war and greed to stop. Don't you?
Peace and Love.
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