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Here’s a typical example – a short, pointed text that introduces the links to follow:
“Lund, Sweden – August 7, 2020
As we all know … peace is out, the discourse is gone.
Governments need no peace expertise. Media don’t know what a peace perspective would be. Funding structures have made peace and conflict studies close down or go mainstream. The military have become experts and advocates of peace: Wars are for peace, stupid!
As we all know.
International law can be violated repeatedly by the strong, arrogant and – well, exceptional.
And the UN and its Charter? Realpolitik couldn’t care less about it.
The world simply doesn’t need anything peace. Who would, moving so fast towards (self)destruction through perverse priorities: US $ 2000 billion for the weapons addiction, 30 times more than all the UN?
And, of course, no face masks available when needed. No human security.
As we all know now.
And we’re visionless too: When did you last see a book or movie exploring a future world in which humanity lives just a little more peacefully? Learn about a government with a long-term, constructive plan for society?
To put it crudely: Peace illiteracy and its cult of ignorance rules.
Unfortunately, societies that ignore peace and militarize ad absurdum are bound to fall.
That’s why, at TFF, we feel obliged to keep saying the word ‘peace’…
Browse and benefit these essentially important analyses, all free of charge:
Legacy of Sir Brian Urquhart offers lessons for challenges facing UN
The Kuwait War at 30: The birth of a unipolar world
ObergComment: Pivot to peace with China. Sign!
The Temple of Self-Gratification
ObergComment: Illiteracy or knowledge? Now an existential choice
Nukes are not only history: Discuss this on August 6 and 9 – and all other days
The Transnational’s articles related to nuclear weapons
The non-duality of good and evil
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“Bootprint – Militarism & Environment”
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More recent articles and videos on The Transnational:
Illiteracy or knowledge? Now and existential choice
Ocasio-Cortez’ nonviolent speech about women, men and politics
Toward a global ethics of nonviolence
In times of the Corona, history’s train is speeding up: Reboot humanity!
How the West lost Iran to China and others – and why
Rogue states sanction the International Criminal Court
Crisis means dangers and opportunity
The Corona – An opportunity to replace militarist security with common and human security. Part 1
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