Peace was achieved today, March 29, 2001, at precisely 9:21 p.m.
Greenwich Mean Time. The monumental event was foreshadowed early
this morning when a Taliban thug resisted the urge to crush a
small statue of Buddha he had found in a remote Afghan village.
in the day, the movement built up steam when a Hamas suicide bomber
decided it would be a good day to work in the garden. After planting
a few eggplant vines, he began to feel that perhaps murdering
innocent children was wrong. “Maybe if we could all just
get along, the world would be a better place,” he was heard
telling his neighbor.
in Macedonia, no fighting was observed between ethnic Albanian
rebels and Macedonian troops. “They might have just been
going out for coffee,” one observer noted, “but I
haven’t seen a lull in the fighting like this for several
Somalia, rebel factions were seen visibly not fighting. Apparently
a good game of cards was going, and nobody wanted to break it
Australia, the “Survivor” cast appeared to be “getting
on famously.” Working together, they caught plenty of fish
from the stream, and following a delicious meal, had an intelligent
conversation about humankind’s place in the Cosmos.
India, many citizens described “nice feelings” about
Pakistanis. “Today, I really have nothing bad to say about
Pakistan,” one Goan observed, expressing a sentiment that
seemed to be shared by many others in the crowd. “I find
myself strangely ambivalent. Yesterday, I hated everything Pakistani,
but today, I’m more concerned with improving my cricket
in Los Angeles, a member of the “Bloods” decided not
to harass an eight-year-old child who was wearing “Crip”
at 9:21, the nations of the world entered a new peaceful era,
where no violent conflicts were occurring anywhere on Earth. Historians
speculate that this is the first time true World Peace had occurred
since about 25,000 years ago, when peace was broken by the Cro-Magnon
invasion of Neanderthal territory in the south of France.
the optimists are right – it is possible for humans to live
peacefully together. When people see how nice peace is, how could
conflict possibly re-emerge?
Conflict Resumes; World Peace ends