There is no greater path to peace than the immediate call for full and intended colonization of space and the planets of our Star System.
We have been witness to 15 years of a "War on Terror", a war which is perpetuating fear, authoritarian destruction of personal freedoms, and draining the collective resources and goodwill of the inhabitants of this planet. We have become burdened by increased spying, mistrust, and collective failure of the social system of government. We have stalled as a people, uninspired but by bread and circus. World markets and currency are failing. World governments are on the brink of collapse. This is a worst case scenario playing out in our time.
But there is a currency that will not fail - the currency of innovation and determination. Even where the masses are subjecting themselves to destruction, there are those who seek to expand the purpose of humanity. It has been this way in all eras, and this era of destruction is no different.
With the successful venture beyond the limits and bounds of this world, the collective understanding of our finite planet are sure to follow. Become a space faring civilization is the only sure method to see beyond the billowing smoke rising from the oilfields and recognize that our purpose is greater than what we are now realizing. Since the dawn of time there has been a natural call to the stars, in poetry, in song, in story. It is this natural instinct, like the spawning salmon, that is the indicator... peace lies in the heavens.
There is no greater path to peace than to resolve to cease acting as agents of war and collectively become a society of explorers. Immediate cessation of all war spending, of all destruction, and of all government authoritarianism, replaced with a cause, a purpose of building a pillar to space. Pour the resources 100 fold into space. Build the ships and rockets and other things necessary to realize a permanent presence beyond this earth. Now is the time to define humanity. Are we a species bent on seeking destruction of ourselves and our planet? Or are we a species destined to evolve our society into the stars?
There is no greater path to peace than a peaceful purpose realized with all your heart.