Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: For the first time in history, we can consciously choose how we will live

I read a lot about how in the spring of 1945 people had the feeling that the Second World War would be the last global massacre in the history of mankind. After the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the shocked Einstein uttered his famous phrase that the fourth world war would be fought with stones and sticks. Yet people, for the most part, wanted to believe that the peace would last forever.

By the way, then practically no one knew, and even today it is a revelation for many that by May 22, 1945, by order of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the Unthinkable plan was developed, which assumed a military conflict between England and the United States with its yesterday's ally - the USSR.
This is how the British politician, who only recently praised the country that "defeated Nazi tyranny", initiated preparations for the third world war. Since then, the development of plans for the destruction of Russia has become a constant occupation of the generals and politicians of NATO countries. Former US Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul also spoke about the need to "curb" Russia some time ago. Why they needed to occupy the foreign lands, neither McFaul nor his colleagues from the bloc countries have explained, but so far, their words often find a grateful audience.

For many years our fellow citizens have been convinced that there are no countries in the world interested in aggression against Russia. And, therefore, we, unilaterally, should dismantle our air bombers and naval ships for scrap, destroy missiles and reduce the army to a size that allows occasional parades in large cities. The idea would be good if all countries of the world would abandon the deadly weaponry.

By the way, I once invited the leaders of states and Nobel laureates to get together and sign an agreement so that all the money spent on the arms race would go to health care and education, to humanitarian projects and the fight against poverty. The idea was accepted with enthusiasm and understanding, but it was not possible to implement it.
And this is very sad. Indeed, even though modern warfare is increasingly waged remotely - with missiles, long-range artillery, aircrafts, drones and even robots - two things remain immutable. Firstly, the goal of the third world war can only be the seizure of control over resources, which implies direct occupation. (In almost all military conflicts involving NATO, this goal is visible to the naked eye despite all the phrases about establishment of democracy and fight against terrorism). Secondly, the harsh statistics of the two world wars of the 20th century testify: a permanent army is not enough, it is necessary that reservists and volunteers get into action.
In general, if events in world politics continue to develop in this way, then the worst predictions regarding the future of the Earth, the future of humanity will come true. What is left for people who want to live in peace, love, work and raise children? I repeat it, like a mantra:  they shall become adherents of Vitocracy, according to the principles of which, the main human right is the right to live.
If the priority of civilization is declared to be a person and his right to life, then resources will not be scattered among the armies of different countries, but will be invested in a common cause: fighting diseases, increasing the intelligence of mankind, creating a comfortable environment for everyone.
The war, under whatever good pretext it was waged, must be recognized as a crime against humanity with all the ensuing consequences for its initiators and executors.

Politicians are wrong in thinking that the world can remain the same. The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly shown that the old world is no longer there, its final destruction is only a matter of time. But, perhaps, for the first time in history, we can make a conscious choice: how we will live.