War is not the answer

War is not the answer

Where are the peacemakers?

War is stupid. War is uncivilized. War is evil.  In the war between Russia and the Ukraine, there will be no winners. War is not the answer. Peace is not the answer too. Of course peace is better, but is not good enough. It is too neutral. The answer is goodwill.  Seek goodwill between adversaries. Instead of war. Russia and the Ukraine should strive to become friends. This is a worthy goal.

Countries are egging them on. Threats are flying. Where are the peacemakers? Russia and the Ukraine have a long history together. Almost a half of the population of Ukraine are Russians for God’s sake. So, there already exists a strong foundation for friendship.

Instead of war, Putin and Zelensky should be sitting down together and trying to patch things up, instead of working on how to make things worse. Aim for friendship, not war. What a wonderful outcome that would be. The people of both Russia and Ukraine would  love that. It would teach the world a valuable lesson. Let us begin to make war an anachronism. We need a goodwill revolution to reduce the hatred so prevalent in the world today.


(I see the Goodwill Revolution as the salvation for the world which is a prominent feature in all three of my non-fiction books, “Boycott Money and Save Your Soul – Launching the Goodwill Revolution”, “Leave the Rat Race To The Rats”, and “A Jamaica Poor No More”.)

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About the Author
Michael Irving Phillips has kept abreast of Jamaican and the rest of the Caribbean by his one-man production of Hot Calaloo, a newsletter about Caribbean news and views. From April 1992 to December 1999, it was published monthly and was transferred to the web at hotcalaloo.com since then.

He was born in Jamaica and left home for Howard University in the US where he received MA (Education) and BS (Chemistry) degrees. Previous books includes :"A Jamaica Poor No More", "Boycott Money And Save Your Soul – Launching The Goodwill Revolution:, “Leave the Rat Race To The Rats” and “Poems for Husbands and Other Underdogs

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