If every Learner on WeaponWorld
Cast off misgivings and worked to the same plan,
We could build PeaceWorld
In one generation.
FIRST THINGS FIRST,
WORLD PEACE FIRST!
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity. The ‘tide in the affairs of men’ does not remain at the flood; it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is deaf to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words ‘Too late.’ There is an invisible book of life that faithfully records our vigilance or our neglect. ‘The moving finger writes, and having writ moves on…’ We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation. This may well be mankind’s last chance to choose between chaos and community.” Martin Luther King, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community, 1st ed., 1967, “The World House”, http://ww.forusa.org/nonviolence/MLK_WorldHouse.html
I did not write this text, nor did you seek it, to stoke the WeaponWorld Jive Drive, distract you from your Learner responsibilities or reassure you that weapons elites should make every vital decision without your input. That has never been sane policy. Learners would include everyone’s good ideas, .
All I ask is that you find your favorite chapter of Learners, translate it into your mother tongue, publish it on the Internet for free distribution and The task you’ve been preparing for all your life. me about it.
The secret to World Peace resides in the world’s elites and proletariats acting in concert as Learners, rather than their discord fostered by warmongers on both sides.
In pursuit of why, how, and what to expect from PeaceWorld,
LEARNERS: On the Move from WeaponWorld to PeaceWorld