Wars and crimes [Archives:2005/865/Viewpoint]

August 4 2005

Political analysts and historians believe that if you want to understand the internal status of a country you must look at the crimes and accidents page of the newspapers. Apparently the crime rate is a direct indicator of how individuals in a country react towards their environment and circumstances. When a person commits a crime, this means he or she is not able to act in the right way, either because he has a disorder of some kind or is encouraged by the lack of discipline. Both cases are results of social, economic and political factors. The imbalance in any of those three variables would lead to a deformity in the individuals' characters and consequently behaviours by that increasing the rates of crimes, and in many cases the brutality as well.

Simultaneously, wars are a reflection of the same but on a larger scale, on the nation's level. When a state cannot handle its circumstances or is not able to behave in a right manner in the international scene it decides to go to war. Whether this is a result of an imbalance in the characters leading those nations such as Neuron, Jankeez Khan, Hitler or even Saddam Hussein or not, it doesn't matter. Because in this case it is much worse than an individual crime, for the later could be contained within the individual sphere and somewhat controlled by the security system of a country. However, when countries run off leash messing around in the globe it certainly is an indicator of a lack of an international controlling force leaving the world to be dominated by the strongest in an international jungle where survival is of the fittest.

Post the Second World War, the supreme powers of the world (the winners then) realised this fact. And fearing from each other they decided to create a central organisation that would ensure the acceptable division of the world's power and resources the Security Council was established. At that time the world's map was much different from todays, and perhaps this is why there are talks and attempts of Security Council reform to be more representative of the world today. Moreover, the International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Its seat is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands) and was established in 1946 to replace the Permanent Court of International Justice, which had functioned in the Peace Palace since 1922. The purpose of establishing this court was to play a dual role: to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by States, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized international organs and agencies.

Nevertheless, it seems that these bodies, along with many other international entities that presumably possess global authority have not been able to maintain world peace. A wish that had been for many centuries linked to myths and impossible demands and repeatedly was an excuse for more wars and more bloodshed.

The political analysts and historians may have been right in their contemplation and indeed history proves evidence to their theory. However, none have yet given a solution for what to do when a world citizen goes astray. Yet only one thing remains to be said, what goes around comes around and everything that begins will defiantly one day end. At least this eternal truth would provide some consolation to the world seeking the never found peace.