Sunday, September 17, 2006

Thoughts on Peace

I just watched an interesting video on YouTube about the principle of peace...
Go ahead and watch it for yourself...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEOcu5eBDUE

jpwipf brought up an interesting point, and I'd like to add my two cents to this:

All we want is an end to this horrible war.

All the Iraqis want is an end to this horrible war.

The Israelis want to live peacefully and securely in their own land. The Palestineans want this as well.

Another world is possible. Sometimes we forget to realize that while we allow ourselves to be scared by so-called "leaders" who coerce us into supporting this perpetual cycle of violence. Sometimes we forget as our so-called "leaders" scare us with "terror alerts", visions of "mushroom clouds", and "bogeymen".

We are coerced into fearing our fellow humankind beacause they are "different", and therefore they are "dangerous".

We are convinced that we need to sacrifice our liberties for the sake of security, but in the end we have neither.

We are convinced that by fighting perpetual war, we will one day obtain peace. What type of bizarre logic is that?

Another world is possible. We just need to stop and think.

2 comments:

Jerry said...

Andrew

jpwipf aka Jerry here from YouTube..

I love your blog..

You are a great Man

Peace Brother
Jerry
http://www.youtube.com/jerrysvideos

Andrew Davey said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for paying a visit to my humble blog...
I should check out some of your new videos now...
I always love your work. : )