history, the idea that "Might is Right"
has prevailed, and still largely does. During
the hey-day of the British Empire, the term
‘Gun-boat diplomacy’ was coined,
from the method of sending in the Navy to bring
about the desired results.
Nations has tried to prevent aggression by stronger
countries towards weaker, but has had limited
success. A full report of what happened in Panama
when the Americans invaded that country some
years ago has yet to be released, but there
is strong evidence that they were not the ‘Knights
in shining armor’—the liberators—that
they would have us believe, and the U.S. political
system seems in great need of a strong dose
of reform; far has it strayed from the noble
Declaration of Independence of 1776!
has known so little peace, so beset has it been
with war and strife. Presently, there are almost
40 wars, of varying intensity, raging in different
parts of the world. Why are human-beings so
stupid? Why do we learn so slowly?
a soldier, trained to kill, requires little
intelligence or education, compared with that
required for becoming a doctor, who must be
gentle and caring, but at the same time firm
and strong. To destroy is easy—any fool
can do that; but to create, heal, preserve and
save requires intelligence and effort, does