Can we agree on this?
First published November 12, 2017.
Look, we all want Peace, right?
Why, then, don’t we have it?
Perhaps we are afraid of appearing foolish to want it so much.
Perhaps we are afraid of being perceived as naïve children or uninhibited hippies from the sixties.
The truth is that Peace is a thing to be desired by mature adults as well as children and dreamers. We don’t necessarily need to be covered with Peace signs or wear flowers in our hair to show how much we want it. We just need to live our lives as people who have fully embraced it.
One thing we can surely do is to stop participating in the partisan bickering. We need to escape the deadlock of the two-party duopoly that has tried to silence diverse voices, from Ralph Nader to Ron Paul, that challenge the system and debunk the false narratives. We need to stop pretending there is a real choice between the Democrats and Republicans. We need to recognize that they are dividing us, pitting clan against tribe, city against country, and women against men.
What we need to do instead is to embrace those things that unite us, and surely one of these must be the desire for Peace. Through this site, I hope to show the connections between natural and unexpected allies, revealing the common elements that unite us through our opposition to war and embrace of the Non-Aggression Principle. Through these pages, I hope to cut through the lies that politicians and other have used to try to divide us and demonstrate the many benefits that a devotion to Peace can provide.