After that we now seem to go back to our old ways of killing each other. We now have a war between Russia and Ukraine. Basically, not just the Ukraine but also NATO. So, we are again resorting to killing people in order to resolve conflicts between us.
I have always been against war. I think it is uncivilised. To kill people in order to solve conflicts is something that civilised people should not indulge in. But apparently, we are addicted to that. Anytime at all, when we have problems, we go to war and we kill people. At the end of it all, whether you win or you lose, you gain nothing, you solve nothing. That was the result that you get after the second World War. In the second World War we had the alliance – the Western alliance defeated Germany but after the war Germany and also Japan did very well. The winners didn’t do so well. Instead, the winners decided to fight each other. You partnered Russia during the war in order to defeat Germany but immediately after the war was over and was won by the West, they decided that the next enemy would be Russia. And so, for years, for decades, there was a Cold War between the West and Russia. That Cold War did not result in a real war. But the tension remained and today we see the result of the Cold War is a war between Russia and the Western powers.
So, it seems to me that we always liked to have some enemies so that we can fight with them, so that we can kill them. That is not a very civilised thing to do. Imagine in any society where the solution to any problems you may have with your neighbours is to kill him. That would not contribute to stability certainly, and yet as between nations whenever they had problems they resort to fighting and killing each other.
I don’t know when we are going to get over this habit of killing people in order to solve conflicts between nations. Even if it will not be in my lifetime certainly, but I do hope that young people will grow up to reject war as a means of solving problems or conflicts between nations.