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You haven't given us your plan for World Peace!
Actually, I have, many times. Humans need to learn how to deal with the
Three Poisons: greed, stupidity and anger.
The primary cause of conflict is an undisciplined craving for more,
a selfishness gone wild, the same condition that afflicts alcoholics
and addicts of all types. The recovery literature says that the
solution is submission to a Higher Power, in a lifelong process of
The 12-step program is not medical technology. It's all about human
nature, so it doesn't have to be changed or updated. It only fails
for people who fail to follow directions. Step 4 tells us that each
person must do his own inventory. There's plenty of blame to go
around, so the old behavior of finger pointing and playing the
blame game, a staple of politics as usual, and society in general,
top to bottom, belongs in the dustbin of history.
Wars are started by governments. So I don't think it would be
practical to try to put an entire government on a 12-step program.
Besides that, there are times when war is necessary and justifiable.
One thing that's been tried in the past is for governments to abide by
the "just war doctrine", which dates back hundreds, if not thousands,
of years, but that didn't work.
Another thing that has been tried more recently is for governments to
sign and abide by the United Nations Charter which is based, to a
large extent, on just war theory. Harry Truman signed the UN charter
in 1945 and the US became the first nation to complete the
ratification process, but the UN idea didn't work very well, either
and many nations, including the United States violate the agreement.
One thing that seems to at least partially work is to have two world
powers in competition with each other, like the US and the USSR used
to be. With that situation the two countries tend to hold each other
in check to some extent.
One idea that definitely doesn't work, of course, is to have only one
world power, with no competition, with awesome military power and a
state of the art propaganda machine, like the United States, doing
most anything it wants.