World Peace

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Asmodeus, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. I believe it can happen.

    It's not human nature to ALWAYS fight and ALWAYS kill because we're natural douchebags, like I'm sure some of you are gonna tell me in this thread.

    Humans are AMAZING.

    With the birth of the internet the Global Oversoul is returning as the new Gaia, and we are communing with it like the Shamans of old, taking avatar forms and walking with spirits. We have successfully passed the interlude of COMMUNAL suppression brought on by Organised Religion.

    Now, with an unregulated freedom of thought, we have attained a complexity from which simple ideas can blossom. Simple ideas like "we are better than this" and "fuck the biologists, we can make it work" and "if we will it, so shall it be".

    Power is coming into our hands - the hands of those who long to be different, and the power of ideas will always, inevitably and eventually, triumph over the force of arms and institution.

    We can harness new technologies. We can make new breakthroughs. We can reach out to more and more of our global brothers and sisters. We can beat global warming; we can save the environment; we can agree to come together under the common banners that unite us regardless of age, gender and ethnicity.

    And we can do all this because WE'RE HUMANS, BITCH!

  2. I thought the term was "HOORAH."

    If you haven't noticed, things are much more peaceful than it was 20 years ago. At least people don't get to shoot each other in the streets openly today - without getting an immediate death penalty.

    So, I say that in another 50 years' time, world peace would become a reality.

    "And you can take that to the bank."
  3. There will Always be some who will be violent douchebags yes, but It is looking much brighter than even ten years ago. I remember a time when a week couldn't go by without some new murder being announced on the news. Now, MAYBE once a year.

    Shit maybe in fifty years like flare says my job won't be necessary anymore.
  4. No we can't achieve world peace. Not while people like Castro, Chavez, Gadaffi and that dude who's president of Iran whom I can't spell his name are still alive.

    People ARE pricks. No, not all of us, some humans are great, those humans aren't politicians and hold no power over anyone, nice people don't count.

    And FYI people kill each other more now, all that nasty wars stuff, like in Gaza and Kirgistan, FARC kidnapping kids in Colombia for the past 50 years and the mexican drug wars, since I don't feel like making this short by saying "lol wuts ethnic cleansin rite???? africa is full of lions!"

    Oh and crimes aren't getting any lower, at least not in here, or, the rest of the world.

    Also, we're better here because we have time to think what we're going to say, and we don't need to look at someone else, so we don't account for the way they look and think and everything. Also, there's no edit buttons in real life, no care for how it comes out because we can change it, and we don't get judged by petty reasons besides how verbose you are.
  5. Simply not possible given the current state of things; the extreme (social and/or economic) inequality that exists in the world - even in the world of the 21st century - would have to be wiped out, which would involve far too many powerful (socially and/or economically) people losing far too much of said (social and/or economic) power for that to be even considered feasible.
  6. I think we can achieve world peace. I believe that people, in general, have the capacity to give up on selfish desires and care for one another unconditionally. If we could rid ourselves of the prejudices and desires that keep us on this one path, delving continuously only for our own gain, I know that we attain something greater than what we have now. World peace is in our reach, we just have to move forward together.
  7. There will always be those who wish to rattle sabers and the march of thousands of boots has always, and will always stir the blood but when two people RATIONAL talk its will always be, "Hey they're just like us. We don't need to listen to those that tell us to kill, we don't need to take their shit." Militaries will never disappear BUT I believe it was Washington the believed that a militia would be enough to defend a country while standing armies are to tempting to use. We have a global culture forming as people on opposite ends on the earth share ideas ans pieces of themselves now while I do believe the star trek style space hippie communist federation will never come to be something a lot like it may emerge. Just as TV ended the romanticism of war so too may the internet show us we're all just people.
  8. I think at the end of the day this does kinda depend on what we define as war. There will always be people rattling the cages, and humanity will always have an antagonist, we seem to like that. I mean do a few rebels count as war? I guess it's hard to ask this sort of thing without really being able to set too many boundaries.

    Personally I believe humans are capable of this. However whether we'll achieve it is a different matter.

    Then again some scientists think that in 50 years time we'll be able to download people's consciousnesses into computers.. so we'll all be living in giant MMORPG. I'll set up the Iwaku World server and will be jumping around it. so you know. ;D
  9. And 50 years ago scientists said that we'd all be lounging around on hoverchairs served my robots on mars.
  10. Yeah but noone saw the internet coming =P

  11. World Peace won't turn out the way we see it as, now. Think of all the science journals back then, and the prospects of future wonders through naive eyes. I don't think World Peace = utopia, just yet. >:J

    Humans are just... like that.
  12. I believe the correct term is "Woo Ha" ;)

    The irony of "world peace" is it's something we have to fight for. There are so many obstacles in the way of achieving that goal, and they all have to be overcome. It could be a missing technological development, or a tyrannical dictator. Until we as a civilization change the hearts and minds of said dictators, or eliminate them, world peace will be a myth.
  13. In my life, violence has always been a symptom of fear.

    If I understand people, I love them. Hatred is just a lazy way to assume the worst in people and thus make yourself feel better.

    If I was braver, I wouldn't hide behind hatred and self-righteousness.

    And to remove the fear from my life, all I need is a little love and a little reassurance of my purpose.

    The bottom line, as far as I see it, is that we are ALL born with a fundamental goodness, and if that can be isolated and reinforced then utopia is possible.
  14. tell that to the Bolsheviks, or even better, Josef Stalin.

    he had the chance to create a utopia. an actual communist state.

    what he created was a socialist dictatorship and mass murder factory.

    say that for the fuckers in africa using children as footsoldiers.

    tell that to the men and women proagating the child sex trade.

    tell that to all those who use the negative side of madnkind as an excuse to enable their dark desires.

    we will onlysee a peaceful utopia when there is no creativity, no personality and no individuality, no politics, no sociology, no ideology.

    because those things inevitably cause clashes and conflicts.

    we are better off focusing on makeing the world BETTER. on IMPROVING THE WORLD. than going for world peace.

    it is better to struggle for gains and concessions than nto struggle for a utopian dream.

    I dream of a land where everything is given freely and everyone ahs everything the could ever need, and all work towards a the betterment of mankind, a true communist world.

    its a utopian dream, and because of that, i klnow it will not come. and if it ever does, not in my lifetime.

    so I and mankinbd, as i ahve said, are better off trying to make the world a better place than struggle in vain for a naive dream.
  15. Communism failed because power corrupts....

    What we're talking about here is a peaceful serge from the masses, not any one man. Men are corruptible, entire races, much more difficultly so.
  16. Hey guys, hows about we have a culture where everyone takes care of themselves and we only take from the earth what we REALLY need while always leaving behind enough so that it can multiply for others to use for when THEY need it :D

    ...OH RIGHT.


    To me, world peace seems like a really creepy concept. I think it wouldn't come without some really serious costs...But then again, I come from a people whose major identifying trait was to make war and do battle. So, yeah.

  17. then you're not talking sense vay-brah.

    a peaceful surge from the masses has been tried before, they get met by gun lines from those in power, or ignored and ridiculed.

    and i am faamiliar with your wuote
    "power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely" and it is indeed true.
  18. we rely need world peace
  19. Never happened on a global scale before. Though yes, if history has taught us anything its that those in power never give it up easily.

    One of the saddest and truest lines ever written.
  20. world peace is possible. but it is also possible that we're in the wrong world.

    *edits out the long explanation and leaves the post like this*