The world is torn apart with hatred, sectarian violence, fundamentalist insanity, corporate greed, selfish exploitation, misogyny and racial ignorance. It’s time everyone stopped and took a step back and tried a different approach.
Instead of listening to the hate-mongers we should try talking to the people.
Where-ever I’ve been on this small planet I’ve found the people, no matter how poor, friendly and helpful. Why are they turned to hate?
What feeds that despair and intolerance?
Back in the sixties the peace and love vibe permeated the world for a couple of glorious years. The hippie trail went out to Afghanistan and Pakistan and there was none of the fanaticism and fundamental hatred. There was respect for the culture. What has fuelled the extremism and intolerance?
Oil, greed, war, religion and power, that’s what.
It’s time we built a positive zeitgeist, reached out to people and smiled a lot more. Equality and tolerance should be the key words. Respect and communication the tools. We need to oppose bigotry, extremism and ignorance with all our might and never with violence. A cuddle works wonders.
I believe that religion is one of the greatest causes of evil in this world but, as an antitheist, I would stand up for the right of every human being to believe what they want.
I believe the greedy bankers, industrialists and exploiters are guiding us to destruction but that does not mean that I want to eradicate them.
I believe that the warmongers are jiving up the passions so that they can exploit them for their own power. But I believe the only way to deal with the psychopaths is to talk, communicate and use reason.
There are better ways than bombs.
Peace Love and Happiness
What this world needs now is a big dollop of love
Spread like honey over toast
A cuddle and a hug with the warmth of a cosy bath
That stretches from coast to coast
A welcoming smile and a helping hand
To show we all do really care
The gentleness of touch of a passing breeze
To show we’re always there
What this world needs is peace and harmony
To melt away the greed
A shared drink and meal with tinkling laugh
To show we are agreed
For love can thaw the hardest heart
If we put aside our hate
If we join together with respect and pride
We can surely improve our fate
Peace love and happiness
Is that too much to ask?
I’ll join with you if you’ll join with me
Together there’s a task.
It’s a job that is worth doing
To improve our sad old world
Peace love and happiness
Is worth much more than gold