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The Case for a Peace Party
What is the best argument for peace?
If you are interested in peace, then you may find this hub a good place to visit. Not to argue with other hubbers but to compile some wisdom on the subject that will ultimately benefit you, your children, your grandchidren, and your great-grands.
Who should care about peace?
- peace officers (public safety or police)
- diplomats -- both ambassadors and citizen diplomats
- other peacemakers -- negotiators, mediators, conciliators, and arbitrators
- peace movement activists
- Quakers, Amish, Mennonites, and other peace churches
- peace educators
- peace journalists
- peacekeepers -- such as United Nations troops or election witnesses
- peace builders -- such as aid organizations and foreign aid
- war resisters and conscientious objectors
citizen diplomacy -- regular Joes just like you doing what "world leaders" won't do
- UCCD - Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy
- US Center for Citizen Diplomacy
Every individual has the right, even the responsibility, to help shape US foreign relations, 'one handshake at a time.' Citizen diplomats can be students, teachers, athletes, artists, business people, humanitarians, adventurers or tourists. They are
- Citizen Diplomacy
Make friends. Make contacts. Make peace. Philadelphia's IVC is an international relations and citizen diplomacy organization dedicated to bringing people together for friendship and business and to gain an understanding of each other's culture and wa
- American Friends Service Committee | Quaker values in action
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friend
- Church of the Brethren : Home
Official website of the Church of the Brethren. Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.
- Peace Educators - DoPeace
This group is for members who are actively involved in, or interested in, teaching non-violence, conflict resolution, and peace studies. This group is one grou…
- What Do Peace Educators Teach About? « Peace Learner
Click here for the full PDF version of the: Peace Education Overview Color Booklet Peace Education Themes The 10 major themes featured below are often used by educators in the field of Peace Education. These topics can be used to design stand-alone
- Space For Peace | Home
- Center for Peace Education
- The University for Peace
Peace is good for business.
Peace is good for business. War is bad for every business except the merchants of death. Prosperity for everyone but them or prosperity for only them? That is the ultimate question of the budget battle because the defense budget is 99% of the cause of the national debt and the national deficit and if there is a national default, then it will be responsible for that too. Our nuclear stockpile is already paid for so it is not like a drastic cut of the military to the bone will leave the country unprotected. Even a fraction of our arsenal could lay waste the planet and kill everyone on Earth several times over. The term is overkill. There is such a thing as a strong defense and there is such a thing as a ridiculous defense.
Peace saves lives.
Maybe even your life.
- World War One 15,000,000
- changing from the Yuan to the Ming dynasty took 30,000,000 lives
- the Mongol conquest also took about 30,000,000 lives
- World War Two 40,000,000
Peace saves time.
Often the map after a war looks like the map before the war. We could save time by not having the war.
When the map does change, it is often by only a little and the territory gained is not worth the years lost that could have been spent making money instead of burning through taxpayers' money in the national treasury. The lives lost represent years of education wasted.
It would save time to simply buy the territory if another country is willing to sell it. For example, the United States saved time in expansion by purchasing Louisiana from France and Alaska from Russia.
Peace saves able bodies.
Disease, accidents at home, accidents on the highway, and accidents in the work place cripple enough people. Do we need mass slaughter and land mines to produce a nation of amputees and stumps? We cannot take care of the patients we have. Do we need to create even more patients for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation?
Peace is wise.
War is stupid. War can blow your brains out and then your brains cannot be used to figure out how to make the world a better place.
Peace is sane behavior.
War is insanity. It leads to more mental illness in both the victims of war and in the soldiers who have to fight the war. When you see photographs of civilians standing in the rubble their homes, they look like they are in shock. This is because they ARE literally in shock. And the military tries to minimize the budget for post traumatic stress disorder because if they didn't, they would have no money or time for wars . And no soldiers either.
The warmongers and so-called leaders must be crazy to start wars. Perhaps we should throw them into asylum where they cannot get people killed.
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- Guide to Peace
This introduction is written in what literature professors call stream of consciousness. I wrote it long before the latest mass shooting but decided to leave it as is for the benefit of my regular readers who are discerning enough to know that I am t