… Conflict & strife being at one of the highest points that I can remember in my conscious life.
It basically comes down to “governments” and national policies-
Why are nations encouraging conflict with other nations?
Shouldn’t they be looking at the welfare of their own citizens FIRST!?
Why are nations increasing arms spend?
Shouldn’t they be spending on education & health of their own citizens instead?
What is a “government’s” purpose to come to power?
Is it not to enhance the poor and downtrodden out of poverty instead?
How does a country’s attempt for currency & world domination/hegemony help the citizens of that nation?
Doesn’t it instead dilute the energies & efficiencies of the government from internalenhancement?
In today’s era, how does land acquisition through war & conquest help a nation prosper?
Doesn’t it instead divert resources from otherwise more critical LIFE purposes?
The words in the United Nations’ charter is the ONLY KPI on which governments should be judged & held responsible for by its citizens –
“…committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights”
– and not on how strong a country’s currency is or how many wars it is fighting or how influential it is in world affairs.
Let’s end this diatribe with a quote from Ronald Reagan’s Acceptance Speech at the Republican National Convention on July 17, 1980 [please replace “Americans” with “citizens”] …
“…millions of [Americans] find themselves out of work. Millions more have never even had a fair chance to learn new skills, hold a decent job, or secure for themselves and their families a share in the prosperity of this nation. It is time to put [Americans] back to work, to make our cities and towns resound with the confident voices of men and women of all races, nationalities and faiths bringing home to their families a decent paycheck they can cash for honest money. For those without skills, we’ll find a way to help them get skills. For those without job opportunities, we’ll stimulate new opportunities, particularly in the inner cities where they live…”
…This is what worlds’ governments should SOLELY strive towards…FULL STOP!