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Simon Leufstedt

World Peace, is it possible?

Is peace around the world something that can be achieved?

If yes, how? If no, why?

I would say its possible. But not until we get real democracy around the world. A world parliament is what we need.

If you are interested in the idea behind a world parliament you should really read George Monbiot's book "The Age of Consent": http://www.amazon.co.uk/Age-Consent-Geo ... 0007150431

"If Naomi Klein's "No Logo" told us what was wrong, George Monbiot promises to show us how to put it right. "Our task," he says, "is not to overthrow globalisation, but to capture it, and to use it as a vehicle for humanity's first global democratic revolution." All over our planet, the rich get richer while the poor are overtaken by debt and disaster. The world is run not by its people but by a handful of unelected or underelected executives who make the decisions on which everyone else depends: concerning war, peace, debt, development and the balance of trade. Without democracy at the global level, the rest of us are left with no means of influencing these men but to shout abuse and hurl ourselves at the lines of police defending their gatherings and decisions. Does it have to be this way? George Monbiot knows not only that things ought to change, but also that they can change. Drawing on decades of thinking about how the world is organized and administered politically, fiscally and commercially, Monbiot has developed an interlocking set of proposals all his own, which attempts nothing less than a revolution in the way the world is run. If these proposals become popular, never again will people be able to ask of the critics of the existing world order, "we know what they don't want, but what do they want?""

Here is a short lecture from Monbiot about his book: http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2004/06 ... f-consent/

"The shift of power to the global sphere is the reason why almost every major political party on earth now has the same policies. Their policies are pre-determined by the banks and financial speculators, the corporations and the global institutions. At the national level, there is democracy but no choice. At the global level, there is choice but no democracy. The great question of our age is what the hell we intend to do about it."

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Possible? Yup. Probable? Nope!

Why not? :halo:

Would be nice but I don't think it's possible. Too many different views, selfish dictators, etc.

You don't have to be a dictator to be selfish! Just look at the US of A and the rest of the West... :rolleyes:

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