The Peace Law

by Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj

I. Why War Must No Longer Be Allowed (continued)

In the past, it was only the “superpowers” that had the most destructive weapons. Thus, there was a time when it was plausible for a superpower to presume that, by using conventional weaponry, it could keep outbreaks of armed violence under control, at least to a “satisfactory” degree. However, that time has passed.

When sophisticated weapons of mass destruction are in the hands of many, war (and even armed conflict altogether) ceases to be something that can be “won”. The governments of the world are, in general, acting as if they do not understand or accept this current reality. Since the twentieth century, war itself has become a threat to all of humankind—not merely to the parties directly involved in any particular conflict. Therefore, just as slavery came to be recognized as inhumane and (thus) unacceptable, so also war must be made obsolete and no longer allowed. War is a past way of doing things that no longer makes sense and can no longer be accepted as an appropriate instrument of policy in the modern world.