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Chapter 34: Joyous People Don’t Want War

Osho,
On the fortieth anniversary of the UN, the one-cent American postal stamp has the message, “We the peoples of the United Nations determine to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” Can the UN save humanity from war?

The UN has proved in these forty years only one thing: that it is as impotent as its predecessor, the League of Nations.

The members of the UN are the people who are going to create the third world war. The UN has no power to prevent it; it is only a debating club, and not of the best kind. It is not even democratic. The big powers like America and the Soviet Union have the capacity to veto any resolution. Just one nation, America or Russia, can stop any resolution which is being passed by the whole world. Is this democratic? Every nation, small or big, poor or rich, must have equal rights! In forty years the UN has not been able even to do that.

It is just keeping people consoled: “Don’t be afraid, we are going to save you.” In fact, from whom are they going to save us? They are the people we have to be saved from!

The UN has not been able to stop the increasing amount of nuclear weapons. That should be the first step if you don’t want the third world war. Why wait for the last moment? Why not start it now? And the basic step will be that no war preparations are made. When everybody is prepared to fight.in fact they will be forced to fight, just because each country has invested so much energy and power, and it has piled up nuclear weapons sky high: what are the nations going to do with those weapons? And they have poured such immense amounts of money into them. At what point will the UN stop them? And the Soviet Union can just veto it, America can veto it.

But this is how politicians have been cheating humanity all along, throughout the whole history of man. They say one thing and they do just the opposite. It is very easy to publish a postal stamp that says, “We the peoples of the United Nations are determined to save humanity from the scourge of war.” Who are these “we”? Have you asked the people of the world?

Nobody wants war around the world except these idiotic politicians, because without war they have no job. War keeps politicians powerful. People have to depend on politicians because the war is coming.

Adolf Hitler wrote in his autobiography, My Struggle.he has a few very important points to make. The first thing he says is that never in history has a great leader been born unless there is war.

That’s true. If there had been no second world war you would have never heard of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Winston Churchill, Roosevelt - they all became stars high in the sky. Of course, millions of people died to make them great leaders of men.

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