On September 21, 2010, BloggersUnite is hosting a blogging event in support of this Day of World Peace. Established in 1981 in order to coincide with the opening day of the General Assembly of The United Nations, the resolution is a shared day of peace and cease-fire, a day of opportunity.
Imagine, one whole International Day of Peace. "Remarkable, when we have three hundred sixty-five days in a year, that we only use one of them for peace. What does this say about human beings"? It means we have failed and failed miserably. What is wrong with us that we claim to strive for peace, yet will only allow one day of the entire year to be dedicated? Just a few hours set aside in order to resolve this peace. Don’t you want more? I know I certainly do. I remember quite clearly I was promised a better world than that of my parents’ time. My brother fought in the Viet Nam Conflict and returned, bruised, injured and mentally scarred by his tour of duty. My nephews went to the first and the second Gulf Wars. Our soldiers are battling in Afghanistan, we’ve just gotten our combat troops out of Iraq and yet our military officers want to go into Iran and do battle there! The entire middle section of Africa, that great continent, is a pathetic warzone of children and men fighting with no other driving-force than that of self-annihilation. Unthinkable crimes are committed even as you read this. And they want us to believe that one day, and only part of it at that, is going to bring peace.
I can tell that this is obviously a Man’s Answer To Peace. No, don’t get me wrong, not all men want war and dissension, or carry hate in their hearts, but I would have to conclude that the majority of the men in these countries do want to keep fighting these bloodthirsty battles, where no one wins and they leave a trail of death and destruction along the way. The children, the women, the non-violent men … oh how my heart goes out to them because they are kept in an untenable situation, a living hell upon this Earth. Earth this beautiful living planet, that we have tried to suck dry and mine and blow-up and poison. Wow. Do you think for a millisecond that one day will really help? One day of peace?
Even though it is only a day we had best start somewhere. We need to become engaged in a non-violent manner. We need to hurry up and show we care about our fellow human beings, the planet, our elderly, our children, ourselves, our waterways, our animals, fish, birds and sea mammals, too. We should demand a whole month of International Days of Peace and see how much good we could produce all around the globe. We’d better hurry up and do the right thing.
Bloggers I implore you, writers, journalists, tweeters, cell and telephone users, and texters, too. We’ve got to come together and change right here, right now, before we are doomed. Doomed to live out the rest of our days on this Earth in conflict, fighting, wars, and barbarianism. This was definitely something I was taught in History class as something belonging in the past. Men listen up! You and your inflated egos, and hate and greed are poisoning us all. You know who you are and I tell you that if you do not join us, then you have willingly doomed us all.
So everyone who cares … Pass The Word that on this September 21st we won’t just take one day … we want thirty days to see if we could actually live a peaceful existence … together, you and I, and any other sane person on the planet. Impassioned? Yes, perhaps. But these words come through me and are not from me.
Think about it. BloggersUnite is free and we need your voice. We need to fight for as much peace as we can get. And was it not said that “The pen is mightier than the sword”?
“Peace ... bloggers, it might as well start with us!”