I wish for... - Grin with cat attached
|I wish for...||Mar. 18th, 2003 09:23 pm|
... Straight answers and an understanding of the real international situation.|
... Recognition that it is, unfortunately, not always in the greater public interest for everyone to know everything.
... Nations that pay heed to international diplomacy, and for their peers to create a diplomatic environment based on the greater good rather than crude politicking.
... Leaders that recognise themselves as servants of democracy, and an educated and informed electorate with the courage to vote in the interests of the greater good, and to face difficult decisions.
... Politicians that we can trust with greater knowledge and power than those they serve.
... An end to religious and idealistic extremism and hate.
... An end to global attitudes that value cars and oil above sovereignty, human life and the environment.
... Nations that face up to their international commitments on the use of chemical or radioactive weaponry, the treatment of prisoners and the legal conduct of war.
... An acceptance of the sad fact that peace declared unilaterally is surrender; that only war can be declared by one side.
... An adherance to the concepts of human rights and international equality.
... Some way to resolve all the contradictions in the above.
... The strength to live with those contradictions and continue with my own projects without succumbing to depression.
Right now I'm going to bed; to take some time to read a little more of the History of the Twentieth Century which I abandoned months back.