Reading the news and following a certain national security and international relations expert’s tweets made me think … about how we tend to think we just leave everything to the higher-ups or the government or the system or the world order, etc. But realising – common citizen, the ones who feel have no power – you and me – we are what we make the world to be. Maintenance of peace means to sometimes having to fight for that right that every human being has – to live in peace – fostering peace sometimes entails having to defend ourselves against predatory aggressive power mongers who thinks nothing of using violence to achieve their evil delusional dream of conquest and rule. Sometimes while we go about our daily lives not caring – your homeland can be … taken over and lo and behold, there’s war being waged.
Why are there bullies in this world? Why can’t we agree to disagree but still live in peace alongside each other with shared interest to preserve peace and order. We naïvely thought peace just happens with good intentions but … proven wrong. Sure you can claim to be a “Switzerland” or a Dove, but how does do you fly the precarious skies?
Democracy is not something we can take for granted. That’s been on my mind. Freedom to speak our minds and to share opinions- to have a debate that’s fair on matters that affects us.
Quietly … thinking. When that turns to non violent and responsible action – we can live in peace and harmony.