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Isolation and Alienation - Collateral Issues of Peace

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 2, 2020 at 15:25

Isolation and Alienation – Collateral Issues of Peace
Epidemic Intrusions Into Peacetime Endeavors
Paradigm shifting in the modern context of peoples and governments attempting to survive the pandemic that started in Asia, and is now circling the globe like some shroud of uncertain anomalies of science, has now, this much time later, has not stopped in taking humanity in directions very few know and a destination even fewer can fully contemplate. Worse, Israel, the focus of the world's apparent multiple derivations of animosity and outright hatred, cannot even negotiate a peace agreement without there being some tainted motivation of obtaining advantage for ulterior reasoning; which, when one looks at the machinations of the United Nations' efforts along with the European Union to prevent Israel from ever achieving parity, let alone sovereignty, in a world that's being told Israel should be eliminated from the human conscience altogether. COVID-19 running amok in Israel cannot be looked at without perceiving smirks of glee from her enemies.
Peace efforts are even more tentative when considering that America's enemies, foreign and domestic, are utilizing the cover of the epidemic to continue to undermine America's advantages of peacekeeping endeavors, while the major confrontational issues facing America from the far east and the Middle East with northern Eurasian continental influences, all appear to be testing the limits of defensive endurance with ever-increasing challenges to find further weaknesses to exploit. Again, Israel appears here as well, since America made its mark by endorsing Israel's efforts to become a peaceful nation in a place where peace does not gain advantage in world domination.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is where it is all going. If (ever) the epidemic is brought to a place of control, the question will be when it is, will there be peace? What will it take to get people and nations to settle down in peace? The results in the recent efforts do not bode all that much for cessation of hostilities since not all are willing to give up ambitions of pride. This is why Western Civilization faltered in not achieving peace centuries ago: there has always been someone who was willing to take a chance on other peoples' lives for fame; it is no better in the East.

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