Is world peace possible? | By Mr. Wajahat Sultan

Is world peace possible?

Eternal peace of the world in the 21st century could be possible with the demise of warmongering ideologies and the introduction of Cyber-Warfare technology which had changed the paradigm of military wars and now the world is more war conscious.

The concepts of violence, wars and crimes are not inherited from human nature but are executed due to other purposes.

Domination, sadism and ideology throughout history have played a role in perpetuating wars and violence around the world.

World peace is possible if humans understand morality and reason rather than sadism and ideology.

Philosopher Peter Singer in his book “The Expanding Circle” argues that a sense of empathy and an ability to rationalize the dependence of one’s own life through others has expanded over the past few centuries, causing the decline of violence and wars.

The rising value of human life and the circle of empathic instincts can control the momentum of warfare in the 21st century.

The computational theory of mind in the field of neurological evolution also asserts that the perception of human beings about war and violence has changed over the past 200 years, which is a clear manifestation that war is no longer a profitable agency for humans to rationalize their interests.

The reasons for war have shifted from rivalry to competition. Neoliberal economics has created a sense of competition and cooperation to advance global society in an age of globalization.

Linked ambitions and interdependence ground the reasons for securing peace and abolish the grounds for envy.

Russia invaded Ukraine with hegemonic motives. The US and the EU have refused to send their troops directly to support Ukraine, which is evident that the inevitability of great power war or multi-state war has diminished.

Now, war equals organized crime. The traditional concept of war has declined and the eventual peace process for global progress is open to the 21st century.

Irenic forces like enlightened progressive values ​​of freedom and life are revered more than conflict and confrontation.

Democracy has established peace because the democratic leaders do not move because of their “malignant narcissism” and the general will prevails.

People are rational enough to understand the consequences of war and therefore never favor war in general.

The installation of a democratic governance is the brake with the war favoring the feelings.

In addition to democracy, progressive values ​​such as mutual growth and global reciprocity have also reduced feelings of war in global arenas.

Yuval Noah Hariri argued that Cyber-Warfare technology in the 21st century hinders the chances of wars.

In the past, if London planned to take over New Delhi, there was no threat to London for its people.

In the 21st century, if Israel launches an attack on Iran, Iran’s cyber retaliation can destroy Tel Aviv with the same intensity.

Thus, cyber warfare gadgets have minimized the threats of mutual wars to the collective interests of states.

The increasing deterioration of the environment has created social discontent in various states, the matrix of disinformation has also created faulty rhetoric between states and the first and last have the potential to trigger a world war again.

Growing climate destruction can create a social deficit of trust between nations.

The use of social enterprises against the harmony and sovereignty of states can pose a powerful threat to new wars.

It is now up to the global community to continue the continuum of established peace or initiate a new variant of war sentiments.

World peace is possible thanks to the sincere efforts of the world community to prefer humanitarian values ​​to materialistic aspects.

Growing global inequalities, shifting powers and natural calamities are poised to afflict world peace, but humans are rational to decide again that it is peace and progress that can set the world on the path to progress.

Human nature can be tamed through positive application and democratic processes.

The liberal order must reconsider its roots and revitalize the structure of the economic struggle in an ethical way to combat all the variants that can disturb the harmony of the world.

The world is again in the stage of evolution and the decisive struggle to secure world peace. We should prefer the interests of humanity rather than the interests of our nations and ethnicities for the global and widespread goodwill of humanity and humanity.

World peace is possible if we ward off human stupidity with the forces of pacifism and progressive liberal order.

—The author is a contributing columnist, based in Lahore

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