Good will and common sense - always potentially present in human hearts -
will help us overcome quite a few obstacles in the first half of 21st century.
us see one example.
the main weapons’ industries in the USA include among their priorities the notion
of maintaining a dangerous level of tension in the relation between Russia and
the West. Thus they have a pretext that justifies the spending of a fortune
every year in the actual preparation for atomic war and other forms of world
conveniently make believe they do not know that such a type of war is not
doable any longer, and not even conceivable, due to the iron principle of
Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD): there can be no war between two nuclear
using Ukraine and Ukrainian people as a pawn in the global chessboard, in order
to create a kind of “new Cold War” and justify their long-standing waste of
public money, the US government bureaucracy pretends not to be acquainted with
the sober warning of President Dwight Eisenhower. In his famous speech of 17
January 1961, Eisenhower kindly denounced the undue influence of the
Military-Industrial Complex in political decisions.
the 1990s, the end of the Cold War was an opportunity for a new world peace
based on the principle of self-determination of states. Henry Kissinger made a
thorough study and analysis of the diplomatic history of the world, and
defended in a number of books and essays the old principle of equilibrium and
mutual respect among nations as the sound basis for cooperation and mutual
help, instead of ill-will and war, cold or not. 
has consistently made its case showing that its State deserves respect and will
defend itself. 
June 2021, the Kremlin published a long and thoughtful article by Vladimir
Putin showing the history of Ukraine as part of Russian history, and the other
way around. “Russians and Ukrainians are one people”, says Putin, and he carefully
explains why he thinks thus. 
balanced article by Putin invites every citizen around the world to think about
the need to avoid irresponsible adventures in international politics, or in the
global market of suicidal atomic weapons.
modern theosophical movement has as its main object to build a nucleus of
universal brotherhood. It says with the Dhammapada that hate will not be
eliminated by hate: it must be healed by the sincere practice of good will and
cooperation. The theosophical movement was prophetically founded in New York in
1875, seventy years before the fortunate establishment of the United Nations in
the same city in 1945 - the year Nazism was militarily defeated. Seventy is a
mystical number and seventy years a mystical cycle.
is a spiritual reason behind the fact that the Theosophical project was set
into motion under the leadership of Helena Blavatsky, a Russian lady, in the
territory of the United States. It constitutes a healthy seed of friendship
among the two nations. It is also a seed of planetary peace and mutual help now
present in many places around the world.
different centuries, Napoleon and Hitler decided to do all they could in order
to defeat and destroy Russia as an independent state. The result of their
political and military adventures is well-known to us all. In our 21st century, we should learn to have
respect for Russia, and for other states and nations as well.
have only one planet and it is small.
is only in a metaphoric sense that the clever lunatics who want to open the
door to Cold War and nuclear proliferation - “because it is good for business”-
can live in the Moon, or Luna, so to say. They, too, need the Earth as a place
Radha Burnier, the well-known theosophist, wrote a significant article on the
need to choose between lunacy and lucidity. The first half of our
century is the time to decide we will follow the path of common sense and make
a transition from MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) to some form of Mutual
Assured Help and Mutual Assured Safety. Western nuclear powers should be the
first to show self-restraint and demonstrate they have a sense of ethics and
responsibility. Regarding Iran and similar situations, their duty is to stop,
not to stimulate, nuclear proliferation.
need and we deserve to think constructively in the long term. Nuclear powers have
the duty to bring peace, stability and moderation to the international
leaders should remember that planting trees, or sowing potatoes and tomatoes,
is much better than making atomic weapons and speaking evil of adversaries. Properly
raising children, seeking inner happiness and preserving the life of our planet
are real priorities. We must silently cherish and have deep respect in our
souls for the lives of all human beings - and act accordingly.