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Social Transformations Reduce Conflicts

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Some social transformations will reduce conflicts, and no, all social transformations will not reduce all conflicts. If the leaders of countries promote education and values that emphasize national and international identification, then the conflicts will diminish, in the long run. If they promote sufficient economic, judicial and political equality, then the people at the bottom of the ladder will not want to topple those at the top. Therefore, the results of reducing conflict are that when people engage in production and art rather than war, then the killing and maiming are reduced and the general living standards are increased and people are more satisfied.

However, people are ignorant, aggressive and acquisitive, so some conflict remain. That is why, in every country, it is necessary to have non-violence groups.

Most of the conflicts are the result of reliance on the non-productive land as a source of food by the poor. Unfortunately, under capitalism, "the consumer is king", and under communist governments the hierarchy takes care of itself, so people born in more favorable environments with ability and motivation will get a big share of the welth while those in less favored environments will go poor and they engage in conflict.

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Every nation must redistribute income to the poor, but these efforts do not close the inequality gap sufficiently to prevent poverty. Today, humanitarian organizations must redistribute funds for the poor as a result of conflicts. It is amazing to some people that in the super-rich countries there are millions of anti poverty programs, while people around the world are subject to violence and poverty. The rationale for such policies would depress economy and bankrupt capital producers. Such is the thinking driven by market economics.

The leadership are against improving the peaceful existence. So to reduce conflicts every nation would have to import technology, including technical knowledge. Just tourism unskilled or semiskilled labor, which do not buy very much. To make matters worse, tourism has not expanded and maybe even declined because of the ongoing conflicts, which has also drained the economy of money that could be used more productively and for peace in the World.

However, we must have sufficient money to improve the technical competence of our people either internally or by sending them to foreign schools in sufficient numbers to make a difference economically to the entire world. It would be a major contribution if scholars would make a cash flow analysis of the economy to determine with some precision where money comes from and where it goes. That analysis might suggest some social transformations that would accumulate it in sufficient quantities to spend on improving its technology.

How to contribute to social transformation, it is helpful to have an idea of how fundamental social change can come about? What role do social movements or organizations play? What about protest, education, public policy, personal growth, alternative institutions, reform?

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However, some internal conflict, will not exist if we improve economy. If we study history, we will find continued bloody and non-bloody conflicts. However, every nation must be peaceful, both internally and externally. Will they remain so for the indefinite future?

Kamala is an editor for www.mediaforfreedom.com. Her specialties are in-depth reporting and writing stories on peace and anti-war issues, women, terrorism, democracy and development. Some of her publications include: Women's Empowerment in South Asia, Nepal; Prevention of Trafficking in Women Through Media; Efforts to Prevent Trafficking in for Media Activism. She has also written two collections of stories.
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Journalist, poet and editor Kamala Budhathoki Sarup specializes in reporting news and writing stories covering Freedom, Peace, Public health, Democracy, Women/Children, development, justice and advocacy from her location inside the United (more...)
 

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