Peace, violence and organized crime, warfare

 

Need for international laws concerning organized violence and an understanding of psychological, dangerous addiction.

In general thinking about the state of the world and in the pursuit of peace and ethical relationships, nations must agree as part of international law:

  • Any military action and any formation of paramilitary groups must be considered illegal according to international law. Opposing parties must keep negotiating until a compromise has been found. International agencies may invite or order mediation and, if all fails, arbitration. Both parties should feel like they did not get what they wanted or deserve.
  • In conflicts about leadership, a people should be requested to vote anew, with only foreigners without involvement in the country’s policies or alliance with any tribe/group of the country qualifying. Everybody must acknowledge that losing in arbitration is a much smaller loss than losses from military action.
  • Countries should start demilitarizing unilaterally, except for some troops contributing to an international peace keeping army – countries should not wait for adversaries to start disarming.
  • A powerful UN army has police functions and may be used to disarm paramilitary and organized crime groups door to door.
  • Societies must clarify: consumerism and conspiracy theorizing are psychiatric disorders (abuse-addiction disorders*), as are addictions to computer games and gambling. An economic system that depends on people buying on credit, combined with consumerism, often leads to people being severely indebted. Consequences are people function poorly, discount their future and become depressed; suicidality, combined with anger, easily leads to violent and terrorist behaviors.
  • Addiction to wealth and power must be defined and acknowledged to constitute a very dangerous mental disorder. It often leads generally good, successful people to comitting foolish crimes and it is a root cause of organized crime and dictatorial, distructive governance. Societies need to find ways of recognizing and treating the disorder, in sever cases against a person’s will.
  • Using their ‘bully pulpit,’ politicians and other leaders to spread false and purposely misleading information is a crime. Slandering political candidates and other leaders with false information and rumors must be prosecuted by governments in the interest of the public; victims must not be forced to sue in order to stop such abuses (this does not include situations where a free press describes what journalists believe to be true but later find out to be incorrect).

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* A useful and sensible definition of abuse behavior: behavior that is done to feel better when there at least a theoretical knowledge that the behavior is not good/ethical, theoretical meaning, the person may not be aware of it but knows it if stopping and thinking it through. Addiction is a pattern of abuse behaviors that continuous competes with first priorities such as caring for loved ones, doing well as provider, and following important rules of ethics.

A definition of the disorder ‘addiction to wealth and power’ may include: in the pursuit of wealth and/or power, the patients has a pattern of

  • neglecting his closest family members,
  • accumulating wealth and properties he/she will hardly ever be able to enjoy,
  • committing breaches of ethics if not laws to increase wealth and/or power including fraudulent transactions,
  • ‘cheating’ in ways that may be legal but defy intentions of laws and rules,
  • doing things beneficial to self that are legal but hurt friends and relatives,
  • rationalizing the pursuit of excessive wealth as being for security when insured and well provided for even if by far surpassing life expectancy

 

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