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Peace On Earth

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By Mike Singleton 🌜 Mikeydred 🌛Published 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
Image by Joe from Pixabay

There was Peace On Earth.

Most of humanity had striven for this, and now it was here.

Since life first appeared on the planet creatures ate to survive, sometimes plants and sometimes other creatures.

Then came humanity who grew to invent and communicate, hunt and domesticate.

Fire gave them warmth, but could scare predators, cook the hunted prey and burn enemies.

At some point religions formed and gods were created to explain the unexplained. If they did not know how, then a god did it.

Every tribe had their own god or gods, and all others were seen as heretical and needed to be taught the true ways.

Eventually, religion gave way to politics and nations saw others as a threat and therefore had to be subjugated, which usually resulted in war and bloodshed, but still, peace was craved by the majority but the power was in the hands of minorities and people followed the party line because they did not want to be seen as out of step with others.

Then politics and nationalism gave way to money. Money became the new God, but it saw that war was good for it and so ensured there was always a war on earth.

Money could not countenance Peace on Earth.

Control was in the hands of fewer and fewer while most of humanity was forced into poverty and servitude.

For some, this was still not enough.

Until now.

There would be no more hunger.

There would be no more fear.

Peace had come.

In the form of a Planetary Bomb, paid for by Money

Humanity was gone.

All animal life was gone.

All that was left were the forests and oceans.

There were no bodies, all had been incinerated, including, somehow, all ocean life.

Whether sentient life would ever return is unknown, but for now there is

"PEACE ON EARTH"

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Comments (26)

  • Belle2 months ago

    Well done on Top Story! It's true... the world would be so much more peaceful without any of us. Can we ever really achieve peace?

  • Murali2 months ago

    Humans are a complex factor in achieving peace.

  • ROCK 2 months ago

    I missed this on my hiatus. I am in the world does suck kinda mood today. Your good MikeyD. You know that, right? Well done on a Top Story! ~ROCK

  • Linda Goodman2 months ago

    fantastic, congratulations on your top story!

  • The Dani Writer2 months ago

    Top story kudos, Mikeydred!

  • Andrea Corwin 2 months ago

    Yay, I vote for that!! We just keep doing the same crapola over and over. Bye bye to the human race and let the planet have some peace. Congrats on TS👏👏

  • Jasmine Whitmore2 months ago

    Congratulations on your Top Story!

  • Sending you love, Mike ☺️🥰

  • Grz Colm2 months ago

    That was a wallop to the brain, Mike! Nice work and congrats on your top story! 😊👏

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Caroline Jane2 months ago

    Peace by tragedy. What a thought!! Congratulations Mike.

  • "So long as you can pay, we'll build you every Planetary Bomb you want" – Lockheed Martin/General Dynamics/Harris/Northrop Grumman/Raytheon

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Congrats on the TS.

  • Anu Mehjabin2 months ago

    congratulations on your top story👏👏👏 Amazing portrayal of the human journey through history, culminating in a thought-provoking twist. Brilliantly crafted.💝

  • Melissa Ingoldsby2 months ago

    Ohhh the silence of peace is such a high price

  • shanmuga priya2 months ago

    Congratulations 🎉

  • Shaun Walters2 months ago

    Just unfortunate truths

  • Sweileh 8882 months ago

    Interesting and delicious content. Keep posting more

  • Kenny Penn2 months ago

    Mike if this story doesn’t scream the truth I don’t know what does.

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    I think just getting rid of the humans should be enough for a reset.

  • Gerard DiLeo2 months ago

    Yep.

  • Alyson Smith 2 months ago

    Love this.

  • Dr. Jason Benskin2 months ago

    Nice story Mike a cycle going over and over is a crazy thought , wait life is like that. Lol

  • Ameer Bibi2 months ago

    Much appreciated work, man Like your thoughts on various topics

  • It's mindblowing to think of it as a cycle that keeps repeating itself. Loved your story!

Mike Singleton 🌜 Mikeydred 🌛Written by Mike Singleton 🌜 Mikeydred 🌛

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