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Diversity can be almost anything…whichever way one’s imagination can take us and howsoever one’s belief system guides us.  Below is a short, imaginative write up on the value of non violence which, one day, even the different weapons recognized! Perhaps that will happen in real life one day??

The day weapons refused to kill
A  Nonkilling  Fable

by

Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist from Recife,Brazil

Author of Nurturing Nonkilling:a Poetic Plantation,published by the Center
forx Global Nonkilling,Hawaii  www.nonkilling.org
Professor Emeritus,Federal University of Pernambuco
President of the Board,Associação Brasil America, A Bi national Center
Recife,Brazil

e-mail  fcgm@hotlink.com.br

One day  weapons representatives decided to meet at the Global Weapons Assembly(GWA) in Nonkillingland. After a brief  discussion, they decided to launch a Weapons for Nonkilling Day, an initiative which was unanimously approved and to be implemented upon the representatives` return to their ecosystems.  The decision was acclaimed  by global media and by all forms of government. Persons, families, communities rejoiced over that unprecedented addition to their yearly calendar.  What was the practical consequence of that creatively imagined day?  That day, all types of weapons would not kill, so human beings, animals, plants and other life forms would be free from killing.  

At that history-changing session, some weapons delegates were asked to speak.  Among weapons used in pre-historical times, a stone had the privilege of being the first to take the floor.  Inspiringly, it said that on that day, whenever used for deadly purposes…it would change into a flower.  Then, a gun, representing a large group of deadline weapons, stood before the multilingual-multicultural audience and proudly stated: Today, all bullets shot from me will fall in their victims` hands as delicious banana pieces. Another weapon spokesperson was asked to address the already enthusiastic audience.  This time, a suicide-bomb appeared on the stage and in a most tranquilizing manner assured its viewers and listeners (there was radio broadcasting coverage, too) that  "Any human being who uses me  lethally will immediately see its weapon changed into a burst of laughter".  A torpedo picked up the microphone and said that if a submarine used that weapon, it would become a playful dolphin, who would swim in all oceans.  There followed a statement by a missile: When they fire me, I´ll become a beautiful peace dove who will fly all over the world.  Finally, the representative for the most destructive deadliest weapons - a nuclear bomb -   came before the strategically placed global TV cameras  and read this  proclamation ,endorsed by  weapons invented throughout History: "On Weapons for Nonkilling Day, all weapons  pledge not to kill  and to celebrate Peace, Nonviolence, and Nonkilling in every possible way.  All of us, sadly invented to cause lethality, will create a unique day in the History of Humankind, a day when weapons will be  the most powerful peace building, peace preserving, peace supporting force on Earth.  In short, all of us weapons with dignity pledge to de-weaponize the world.  Although we have been created for dehumanizing purposes, in such shameful condition we refuse to stay. 

And the GWA session came to a close, with its convener´s leading a harmonious chorus singing Weapons unite: let´s declare PEACE . Let´s serve PEACE. Let´s show Humankind the only way to live peacefully, nonviolently, nonkillingly.

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