There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media.
Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems.
The misconception that a victory can be worth its price, has in the nuclear age become a total illusion.
A great amount has been talked and written about what constitutes a sufficient balance and what really is meant by the concepts of 'balance' and 'deterrence'.
I agree with the many who consider freezing all sorts of weapons systems a first step in a realistic disarmament policy.
My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics.
The inventions and the great discoveries have opened up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange, provided we are willing.
The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations.
I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture.
All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons can only serve to destroy, never become beneficial.
The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism. Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized, but also being brutalized.
I personally believe that those who are leaders with political power over the world will be forced some day, sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.
First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations, pointing at the possibility of a future war.
More must be done in concrete terms in order to promote the cause of disarmament.
War and preparations for war have acquired a kind of legitimacy.
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