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2019 has rolled in!

2019 has rolled in!

Even as 2019 has rolled in, wishing a terrific year ahead is perfectly in order. More importantly, there must be peace at any cost. For, only when there are peace and stability, can the scope for so much of constructive thinking, planning and action be possible. Indeed, let there be peace in thought, word and deed. Here's hoping this year will be refreshingly different from 2018. True,every year has its highs and lows. But the lows make the news for the wrong reasons. To cut a long story short, the world has seen too much of the scourge of terrorism and violence, even at the most unexpected places. That cannot simply be wished away but must be wiped out for good. True,that is easier said than done. Is that hoping against hope? Perhaps. But, there are Nations living in hope. The crisis in the war-torn Middle East, that has seen a record number of casualties, must end sooner than later. The never-ending civil war in Syria must be brought to a close. Russia and Turkey, among others, must ensure a permanent ceasefire. Refugees must be attended to in the manner suggested by the United Nations Secretary-General. The European Union is looking for greater unity and understanding or some countries may choose to opt out and fend for themselves. Britain is still trying hard to come to terms with Brexit and the pressure that Prime Minister Theresa May has to contend with is understandable. The US has to be more unified and Americans must rise above themselves after the most controversial, contentious and, arguably, the nastiest of elections two years ago threw up a Twitter-happy and temperamental Donald Trump as the "victor". Here is a President who loves the first person singular and is constantly experimenting with truth to the exasperation of many. The findings of the Mueller investigation into charges of collusion with the Russians in the 2016 Presidential elections ought to be made public sooner than later. By now, the Founding Fathers of the US must be turning in their graves. Russia, led by the over-ambitious Vladimir Putin, has to get over its own problems. All the players concerned must question themselves what they are doing about the critical state of the environment. Climate Change is here. The Paris Climate Control treaty must be adhered to at all costs. The US, under Trump, is not interested but other Nations, thankfully, are. The whole world, in fact, is left with a choice. To choose sanity over madness when it comes to deciding its priorities. Man can no longer afford to lose faith in man. Circumstances and consequences will force all warmongers to settle for lasting peace. That, in itself, will send everyone into raptures. What else does the world need as a guarantee for lasting happiness?

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