Monday, September 21, 2009

International Day of Peace (9/21)

In 2001, the United Nations declared September 21st as the International Day of Peace.

I have shown the first video below on this blog before but it is appropriate for Peace Day. Modern wars are often fought for oil. If we can replace our fossil fuel use with renewable energy, there is one less reason to fight. Renewable energy is generally used near its production site.

Below is a video that starts with an interview of General Wesley Clark, former NATO Allied Supreme Commander. He makes it clear that the US cannot have the security that we need while we are importing 70% of our energy demand.

There never was a good war or a bad peace.
~Benjamin Franklin

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
~Thomas Jefferson

One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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