Let there be peace

The Great Peace of all nations, which people of good will throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise but rulers and churches have ignored to further their own power and wealth, is now at long last within the reach of all nations upon the earth.
For the first time in history it is possible for everyone to view the entire planet, with all its diverse mixes of race, creed and color, in one perspective. The birth of the Internet heralded the cries of peace.
World peace is not only possible but inevitable. It is the next stage in the evolution of this planet, the age of Aquarius is upon us: the 21st of December, 2012, heralds the dawn of a new age, the age of peace, truth and understanding.

Whether peace is to be reached only after unimaginable horrors brought about by humanity’s stubborn clinging to old patterns of behaviour, or is to be embraced now by an act of nations seeking true peace, is the choice before all mankind. At this critical juncture when the intractable problems confronting nations have been fused into one common concern for the whole world, failure to stem the tide of conflict and disorder would be unconscionably irresponsible.

An alarming contradiction has developed in human affairs. On the one hand, people of all nations proclaim not only their readiness but their longing for peace and harmony, for an end to the harrowing future tormenting their daily lives. On the other, uncritical assent is given to the proposition that human beings are incorrigibly selfish and aggressive and thus incapable of erecting a social system that is progressive and peaceful, a system giving free play to individual creativity and initiative but based on co-operation and reciprocity.

As the need for peace becomes more urgent, this fundamental contradiction, which hinders its realization, demands a reassessment of the assumptions upon which the commonly held view of mankind’s historical predicament is based. Satisfaction on this point will enable all people to set in motion constructive social forces which, because they are consistent with human nature, will encourage harmony and co-operation instead of war and conflict.

Choosing such a course is not to deny humanity’s past but to understand it. Current world confusion and calamitous condition in human affairs are a natural phase in the evolution of the planet, leading ultimately and irresistibly to the unification of the human race in a single social order whose boundaries are those of the planet. The human race, as a distinct, organic unit, has passed through evolutionary stages analogous to the stages of infancy and childhood in the lives of its individual members, and is now in the culminating period of its turbulent adolescence approaching its long-awaited coming of age.

The Age of Aquarius is dawning, embrace it and let your children’s children know a planet without war, famine or conflict.