Why Can’t We Have World Peace
A few days ago I was invited to attend a conference on world peace. At first I thought I am being invited as a speaker. That was of course a wishful thinking. My kind inviter said that only presidents and vice presidents are invited for that. But I do have a plan for world peace and although no one invites me to speak about it, I can write about it.
Everybody say they want peace. Believe it or not, even Hitler promised peace on Earth. His idea of peace was to subdue the rest of the world. The ISIS and other Islamic supremacists are also after that kind of peace — peace through submission and subjugation of others. When the world is reduced into a giant prison and they become the prison guards there will be peace.
Most people don’t subscribe to Hitler and Islamist’s notion of peace, but they cling to another, no less dangerous doctrine, called political correctness. Political correctness means to advance lies when truth can hurt someone’s sensitivity and he may turn violent.
I know what people do and say in peace conferences. They sweep the dirt under the carpet. They ignore the injustice and the cause of conflicts, and pretend the problems that divide mankind will go away through the power of wishful thinking. And that all it takes to have peace is for everyone to join hands and sing We are the World and Kumbaya.
I am afraid despite the good intentions of the organizers of such events they are not conducive to peace. These kindergarten ideas of peace don’t work. We know they don’t work because we have been trying them for a century and we are in no way closer to peace today than we were at the beginning of the last two world wars.
Our ideas of peace are flawed. Humanity is ailing and the first thing we need to do is to diagnose the cause. You can hide the paleness of a dying patient with cosmetics and make her look lively. But cosmetics don’t cure. They only mask. The cause of the ailment of humanity is hatred advocated by false beliefs. But how can you talk about that in a world that values beliefs over lives?
The world is not ready for peace. Humanity has to suffer more. More lives will have to be sacrificed until we become ready for it. The Israelites were led to suffer 40 years wandering in the desert until they were ready for their promised land. We will be ready for peace when we value lives over beliefs and truth over political correctness. We will be ready when we can criticize all beliefs, whether true or false, without being labeled racist, hate monger or fear for our life. True beliefs don’t fear criticism and don’t require protection. It is the false ones that want to silence their critics by force.
Peace is attainable. I am not the president of any country, so I will not be invited to speak about it. But if presidents had the answer, why we don’t have peace? Are politicians the right crowd to tell us how to achieve peace?
Peace can’t be attained without justice. Most people know this. But what many refuse to see is that justice is impossible without truth and truth is unattainable without freedom of speech. A world that banns truth and classifies it as hate will never have peace. You can take this promise to the bank, because heaven and earth will perish, but truth will not.
Here is my plan for peace. Scrap the UN. United Nations is neither united nor does it represent the nations that it purports to represent.
The following map shows that most countries that make up the UN are not democratic. It means that the delegates of these countries are representatives of a bunch of dictators and thugs that have usurped the power by force, oppress the people and maintain their grip with terror. They jail, torture and execute those who disagree with them. They violate the rights and lives of the people. We don’t give legitimacy to those who hijack banks or airplanes. Why should we give legitimacy to those who hijack a country? These criminals should not have a voice and a vote among free nations. Allowing them to speak on behalf of the people they tyrannize is an insult to their victims.
And the “united” in UN is a joke. The person who wrote the Fact Sheet of this organization must have been inspired. He misspelled “united,” and wrote “untied” instead. Here is the Fact Sheet of the UN on their official website. God must have a sense of humor.
The UN is controlled by OIC, an organization of 57 Islamic countries, who, in matters of their common interest, which is often against the interest of the rest of the world, vote as a block. They basically control the UN. Their goal is to make the entire world adopt blasphemy law and punish anyone who criticizes Islam.
Once we get rid of this useless organization, then the democratic nations can form an alliance for military and economic cooperation while maintaining their sovereignty and independence. This would be an exclusive club of free nations and the only requirement for membership would be democracy. The member countries would be required to respect economic freedom, religious freedom, individual freedom, freedom of press and freedom of speech. No one should be treated as second class or denied freedom for his or her views. No member country would be allowed to negate its women equal rights in all social and political spheres. This means Muslim countries can’t join, unless they renounce their Islamic values and practices.
As for freedom to bear arms, what the Americans call Second Amendment, it would be entirely the decision of each member country. The alliance will have no jurisdiction on the internal affairs of any country. The alliance is not to be seen as a superpower and it cannot override the choices of any country. It will however have the right to deny membership to any country that violates human rights and deviates from democratic values.
It would be the responsibility of this alliance to ensure that all elections in member countries are held with transparency and are not rigged. The alliance would also provide protection for its members against any foreign aggression. Would the most powerful country dare to invade the smallest country that enjoys the membership of this mighty alliance?
The military cooperation of the member nations will allow the creation of the most powerful army that no single country could afford to rival. At the same time the cost of maintaining such a force to member countries will be a fraction of what they spend today individually for their defense.
The savings on military expenditures plus the economic cooperation among the member countries will improve the standard of life of their citizens. This will encourage the nonmember nations to strive for democracy in order to qualify for the membership. The need to join the alliance will speed up the process of democratization (read de-Islamization) across the world. And once a country gains its freedom and joins the alliance, it will be protected from future coupes and tyrannical takeovers.
Membership to this alliance would be both voluntary and a privilege. It would be voluntary because if in a referendum, the majority of the citizens of a member country vote against the membership, they could easily get out. It would be a privilege because they must adhere to the highest standards of freedom and human rights in order to be accepted as members. And they will lose the membership if they elect governments who violate the rights of religious or political minorities.
Once the Alliance of Democratic Nations is created, it may take two or three decade for all other countries to become democratic and join. Thus we can get rid of all wars, dictatorships, supremacist doctrines and divisive creeds.
This is not a plan to homogenize the world. Diversity is good. People should be able to believe and practice the religion of their choice and any polity they prefer. But religious and political systems that promote hate against religious minorities or a class will have no place in such system.
This plan is simple and it works. It can be applied when we are ready for peace.