The total national military expenditure for the world’s top 15 spenders during the year 2012 was 3.157.000.000.000 (3.157 billion) dollars US. This would be enough money to build 6.350 Universities, 10.523 Hospitals or end world hunger 18 times over during the same period of time. It is clear from a value-creating perspective, the resources we create are not only terribly misallocated, they are set against a social, peaceful and developed society.
The world needs cooperation, not competition.
The objective of the 2062 movement is to call upon all the leaders of the world to one place, to sign a common document on the 21st of December 2062, endeavoring to reduce all military expenditure to zero in the time span of fifty years, by 21st of December 2112, so that all the resources that are drained and wasted on war or exploitation and speculation of war, will be put to the development of society, in education, health and technology.
Why such a long-term commitment? If we analyse what reasons prevent this paradigm change from happening right now we will find that the barriers lay in the political and economic fields. There are both too many lobbies in the governments and too much money in the military budgets to allow this. The politicians hold the power of decision and the money holds the politicians. But if we were to give a large enough interval for this change to take place, if the decision to do this starts today, then it would not influence the establishment that is in power when the decision is made, but the establishment that will be in power at the mutually agreed date, and so it would be a decision that transcends the bounds of politics and economics. The society must impose its will if we are to ever live in a peaceful, healthy society. If we do not take our stand, we will forever be slaves to those who hide behind the curtain and hold the power over our lives.
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”
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