Earth, A beautiful planet inhabited by humans, animals and plants. As studies show the earth sufficiently supports life. A planet with such potential is being threatened, not by external forces but forces within itself such as war, extinction, predation, Religious differences and attacks among others. We reflect on the following;
WAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN PART OF HUMANS:
History has it all, every era, decade,century can always be marked with historical wars. Other than survival, humans have always felt the need to go to war over issues such as land dispute, land expansion, political quarrels, colonization, even personal ruler differences.
While even today, war is still part of us, either Isis or Alqueda, it seems we will always find a reason to pick it up.
DIFFRENCES HAS ALWAYS DEFINED US:
While differences is bound to life, diffrences in the human race had always meant more than it should have in a negatively direction. Diffrences in Colour, Race, Financial power, Religion, has all led to racism, slavery, religious wars among others. If only these diffrences can be addressed with respect for each others diffrences, earth won't have been going south peace-wise.
WHO INVENTED THE GUN AND NUCLEAR WEAPONRY:
Richard Gatling of the Roman empire in the 15th century invented the first gun, which was armed in a civil war. While gun can be argued to be judged based on its handler, as it’s for protection when handled by a police man compared to a terrorist, yet the gun itself gives humans the ability to do something irreversible, which is to take a life. As humans are with complexities and freewill, guns use will never be totally controlled because humans can’t be. It will always be a peace changing invention for humans. It’s invention has to other war tools such as bombs, submarines…
The first consequence of war will always be death, but not just death, death in numbers. The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was more than 41 million: there were over 18 million deaths and 23 million wounded, while World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history in absolute terms of total casualties. Over 60 million people were killed, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population then,and the ruins still lives till today. There are other notable was that has endangered the world, but it's all the consequences of our choices and diffrences coupled with weapons of irreversible damages.
WHERE WILL IT END ( ENFORCED PEACE OR WWIII):
Albert Einstein stated "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.", Think about it with the atomic, biological and the nuclear weapons of today, coupled with capacity unknown nuclear weapons being developed by north Korea and other silent projects, make no mistake if there is to be another world war, it'd be the end of the beginning.
Apparently, war in this age would be an enders game, the only choice we have as humans is to live in peace either enforced or any other way. The earlier the world realize this and start investing those billions wasted on nuclear programs on peace programs the better, because if war is the way, we'd all lose.