"A universal peace, it is to be feared, is in the catalogue of events, which will never exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent enthusiasts."
James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
essay in the National Gazette, February 2, 1792
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War and hate mongers, control freaks, and other malefactor domineering sorts (Bush(s) the torturer, Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin, Clinton(s) the liar, supporters of law enforcement - their law, etc.) don't just fear but loath universal peace and so, such peace will never exist as long as might makes right (and those sort rule)
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    And thus we have the world we live in. In so many ways, life is a perpetual battle waged on many fronts. Every living creature has to be watchful or get eaten -- all while consuming other living things to survive. Coming to terms with reality would be a good foundation for a developing an ideology that resonates with the song of Nature.

    Unfortunately, it seems that those 'fighting for peace' are but fighting for the spoils of war. When an animal will no longer try to avoid predators or even to defend himself against them, it is merely food, and that is its destiny by choice. Same for humankind...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    " Is in the catalogue of events " Well defined and mentioned twice. So that the point of reference, cannot be missed. Strong delusion that they may believe a lie.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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