Peace can be our triumph; keep us out of war in South Sudan

Posted: February 7, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Contributing Writers, Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, Bor, South Sudan

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February 7, 2017 (SSB) — Yes peace can be our triumph when we are all unites; I’m urging all the politicians and all youths to keep us out of war in South Sudan. We should take example of the speech by Martin Luther, “The Quest for Peace and Justice” during the Nobel Lecture.

It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it and we must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but on the positive affirmation of peace in our country, South Sudan.

We must see that peace represents our superiority as young nation South Sudan, peace is the only superior way to discords war. South Sudanese must transform the dynamics of power struggle from the negative arms groups.

The positive contest to harness humanity’s creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all the states of the Republic of South Sudan.

In short, we must shift the arms race into a peace race. If we have a will and determination to mount such a peace offensive, we will unlock hitherto tightly sealed doors of hope and transform our imminent cosmic elegy into a psalm of creative fulfillment.

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold.

Yes, we can win peace when guns are lay down and human right are respected Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days’ governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. It is a good moment to repeat that a war is never won, never mind that history books tell us the opposite.

The psychological and material costs of war are so high that any triumph is a pyrrhic victory. Only peace can be won and winning peace means not only avoiding armed conflict but finding ways of eradicating the causes of individual and collective violence, injustice and oppression, ignorance and poverty, intolerance and discrimination.

We must construct a new set of values and attitudes to replace the culture of war which, for centuries, has been influencing the course of civilization.

Winning peace means the triumph of our pledge to establish, on a democratic basis, a new social framework of tolerance and generosity from which no one will feel excluded.

And winning war means the triumph is when many people lose their lives and we must stop that practices in south Sudan we can’t go anywhere.

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. South Sudan and other nations must have its prestigious military academies or so few of them that reach not only the virtues of peace but also the art of attaining it?

I mean attaining and protecting it by means other than weapons, the tools of war. Why are we surprised whenever war recedes and yields to peace?

You can reach the author via his email: Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch <jongkuchj@gmail.com>

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