Just to make everything crystal clear, Miliband, the new hope of the Labour Party, is now whizzing round various former USSR states and others to check what side they’re on in case of…
…well, “in case of what?” – we should be asking ourselves!
- What good can possible come from any of this? Nothing.
- Is the world going to be a safer place? No.
- Is this a dialogue to remove conflict? No.
Emperors and kings have their foundation in the state and bring peace and order to the age; ministers and commoners hold possession of their fields and gardens and supply the needs of the world. But if marauders come from other regions to invade the nation, or if revolt breaks out within the domain and people’s lands are seized and plundered, how can there be anything but terror and confusion? If the nation is destroyed and people’s homes are wiped out, then where can one flee for safety? If you care anything about your personal security, you should first of all pray for order and tranquillity throughout the four quarters of the land, should you not? – Nichiren Daishonin: On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land – WND1, page 24