Stand up for Peace

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“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”

―    William Faulkner

The following is a rant….it is my little way of speaking out…speaking my mind right or wrong. What follows is no assertion of fact; it is only the opinion of one person: me: SBI.

We the people of this planet have the right to live peaceful lives. So much is lost due to the ravages of war; natural resources and precious lives. This world belongs to us; the people of this planet. We have rights dammit, and damn anyone or anything who tries to deny us our simple peaceful existence.

We the people don’t want war. It is those entities in seats of power; governments and corporations who profit from war. WE the people of this planet only lose out, again and again. This has played out through the centuries.

Those in power want us to believe that there is nothing we can do. They need us to think we are powerless. They know better and use whatever smoke and mirrors to trick us into believing whatever they want/need us to believe..

Don’t believe them. Together we ARE powerful. Together we can make a difference. Together we can change the world! YES we can!

This I believe, this I must believe. What we need is a spark, a spark in the dark that lights a candle, one candle can light countless others. We need to give hope to each other. We need to have faith in each other.

We must learn to see beyond the racial, cultural and religious differences that keep us apart. We are more alike than some may lead us to believe. I have met many special and beautiful people in my life. Stand-out individuals of all colors, creeds and faiths. Our diversity can strengthen us. We need each other, all of humanity is connected and we have so much in common. One of these aspects we share is the need to be loved and to be respected; the need to live a peaceful existence.

To do this we must fight, we must fight their ideas; the ones they cram down our throats. The ideas that say we must to this or do that. The idea that tells us that we must think of our fellow humans as the enemy.

The powers-that-be rule over us by fear. It is a time proven tactic. It has been used many times and it works. Fear leads to misunderstandings. Fear lead to hate and hate leads to war.

War has become big business in this world. To some a human life is insignificant. We cannot tolerate this. We cannot and we must speak out. We must stand up, tall and proud and say NO MORE!

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We hold the power. We the people of this planet. 

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all that is happening in the world…. and it’s unfortunate that our world is ruled by the all-mighty dollar.  The haves are distracting the have-nots with trivial bipartisan  nonsense.  This angers people who are frustrated and time and time again, these people lash out…Whether it is a person acting alone, a group or a nation. The world is becoming more dangerous and all we can seem to do is fight-fight-fight. We are proving our unworthiness to exist and our planet is turning us; we are turning on us. This needs to stop.  We as a society need to come together. This is easily said but not easily done. Our governments and media sets the tone.  Big business pulls the strings and calls the shots. We the consumers feed them. On a grassroots level, little by little we need to change this. We need to learn to become less reliant on a system that is not sustainable. This cannot happen overnight but in time we can change our ways.

This greed, this hunger for power and land and resources is the creature that drives this hungry machine. We can no longer depend on a system that created THIS; what we have now….this inflated monster that’s about to pop. It is overstuffed. We have fed it too much… given this machine of commerce too much control over not only our lives but the lives of everyone on this planet…and the planet itself.

Turn off the TV. Don’t BUY least for today. The people have all the real power. LOVE each other. Spread compassion.



“Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by  passivity and quietism.”

Dorothy Thompson


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Author: Strawberryindigo

A starry-eyed dreamer and adventurer of the imagination. I am a feisty Aspie exploding with colorfully creative energies.

42 thoughts on “Stand up for Peace”

  1. I Love this post!!! Thank you for this excellent ‘rant’ and for your awesome shout-out for peace. I agree completely. We the people of Earth deserve peace now! Bless your heart.
    Namaste. Gina


  2. When women have a greater say in decisions made by world leaders, I think the decisions will be less likely to be destructive. Men prove their masculinity by force and women prove their femininity by nurturing. We need a much better balance than we have now.
    Looking at the reigns of the very few historical female monarchs (Elizabeth 1, Catherine the Great), they were long, constructive, and generally peaceful periods in the history of their respective countries. Maybe having more women in the military is a first step.


  3. I agree entirely – there are days (such as yesterday) where I just don’t believe what I’m hearing on the news; the EU has been forced to end their arms embargo on Syria by France and the UK… The UK and France will soon be arming Syrian rebels – regardless what side you’re on this is wrong! (Oh dear, you’ve got me ranting now too! LOL!)


    1. Oh Cathy, I have a hard time watching the national news without getting upset. I have been known to talk back to the tv…and I don’t mince words. It’s tough all over. Thanks for the support.


  4. Rant on, girlfriend! All you say is so, so true. Especially how war is big business, and we the people get sucked up into the war machine so that a dangerous few can profit. Glad the clog in the spigot dissolved and your words are pouring out freely again!!!


    1. Hey Janet, this was the thing that blocked it. I wrote this almost a month ago but didn’t feel I was ready to publish it or if it was ready. I was apprehensive of the reaction to it which has been positive. I did tone it down a bit though…
      Thanks my friend for the encouraging words. It feels good to rant sometimes.


      1. I’m glad you took the plunge and hit the publish button. I think it takes courage to send something so close to your heart out to the world to be judged. I am hoping that the “word dam” has broken up and that the writing is flowing freely again.


  5. “LOVE each other. Spread compassion.” Love this, SBI. I was just researching morphogenetic fields today. Basically, if we create loving thoughts it changes not only our brain, but also a non-local morphogenetic field that can be accessed by anyone. Thus a small group of lovers, dreamers, and peacemakers can change the whole world. We are making that change. {{{hugs}}} Kozo


  6. These are very powerful words that could move any peace-loving individual to try to preserve the peace that we enjoy and to wish peace for those who are still in some troubled parts of the world. Indeed, the pen is mightier than the sword.



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