One world citizens

NiceThe tragic loss of life on the Nice seafront reflects how important it is to reduce isolationism and division within our communities. It seems inconceivable that anyone would use any weapon to intentionally target unknown individuals including children, yet the actions of the driver of the lorry in Nice show that what most of us cannot imagine is part of the worldview of some of our fellow men and women. The idea that such an attack could be stopped by any form of sophisticated military or criminal defence system is unrealistic. Access to lorries or cars cannot be denied to people, whatever their looks or lifestyles without such a huge change to our culture that no one would propose it. Whilst it may seem a pathetic response, encouraging all of our communities to end division and separation is possibly the best way forward, rather than spending Billions on tools to stop people who feel disconnected from their fellow men and women from climbing into a lorry. We can be sure that attacks like this will never be deterred by Trident. The advantage of inspiring unity at a neighbourhood, regional, national and international level, as difficult as that is to achieve, is that it not only reduces the risk of such attacks, but it would also dramatically end the risk of costly wars (our bombs dropping in Iraq and Syria cost you and I dearly) and increase the prospects of social needs to be met from within communities. If we could achieve a sense of worldwide connectivity we might even be able to end world hunger and starvation. I realise this must sound like Miss World claiming she wants to see World Peace as though it is as easy to obtain as the latest nail polish colour, but surely it is better to aim for the sky, than focusing on digging ones own grave in despair.


About ianchisnall

I have a passion to see public policy made accessible everyone who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as in policies on health services and strategic planning.
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