Watch this 4:30 Seconds documentary on War and Peace
I urge the viewer to hold the temptations to comment, until the whole documentary is viewed. This is a great documentary and a lot of things have been said in 4 minutes and a lot of suggestions have emerged. To see the change you want to; you need to act.
Defending oneself is a necessity, aggressive war is not. We cannot be safe unless others around are safe and it is in our interests to ensure safety for others, so we can be safe.
Dallas Peace Center, under the leadership of committe Chair Roger Kellenburg is diligently working on understanding and developing the idea of converting the economic base from military complex to peace products.
As a nation I cannot be threatening others and expect them to take the crap, their threats are as ugly as our threats to them, in reality both sides want safety but we go about in the wrong ways by showing off the animal fear in frightening each other. We are equipped with a brain to deal with the situation rather than deal with the horns, armgs and legs. Let me or my nation take the first step to bring safety for others, in turn we will be safe and every one would be.
The hallmark of civil societies is resolving conflicts through dialogue as it becomes sustainable, oppression and suppression guarantees re-emergences of the conflicts. I hope our policy makers get this simple idea in their heads.
If you subscribe to the ideas of peace through dialogue, please consider joining the Dallas Peace Center - http://www.dallaspeacecenter.org/, Dallas' oldest peace organization on a vision of reconciliation: to promote education and dialogue. I am one of thee board members of the Dallas Peace Center.
Mike Ghouse is a frequent guest at the media offering pluralistic solutions to issues of the day. He is a thinker, writer, speaker, optimist and an activist of Pluralism, Interfaith, Co-existence, Peace, Islam, India and Civil Societies. His work is reflected at 3 websites & 22 Blogs listed at http://www.mikeghouse.net/