World Leaders Come to Your Senses!


The depressing tragedy of history continues on its merry way as our world staggers from war to war and conflict to conflict and missile threat to missile threat. And the real tragedy of it all is that the world’s leaders continue to sow conflict and threat in this 21st century as if they have learned nothing at all from the dire lessons of history and quite happily continue to place their faith in  increasingly destructive weapons to back up their threats. What is patently clear is that all these leaders are so concerned with their power-building and increasingly deadly missile-amassing that they are oblivious to the pressing danger to the very existence of life on earth that can be stamped out overnight by a few nuclear bombs and missiles. But even more depressing is the fact that they are seemingly and glaringly oblivious to the desire of Ordinary People throughout the world to be able to live their lives in peace and happiness in a world at last freed permanently from the threat of war and nuclear destruction. All that Ordinary People want and pray for is for the world’s leaders to come to their senses, to put an end to the tragic rollercoaster of human history, and lay aside their differences to usher in a new era of peace, security and happiness for Ordinary People throughout the world.

Ordinary People, like you and me and billions more, did not enter the world to become victims of history and its tragic propensity for wars and conflicts and inevitable bloodshed. Ordinary People, like you and me, came into the world to enjoy its G-d given beauty and see the fruit of their G-d given gifts and their efforts to improve the world and the quality of life and to remove the problems of health, poverty and hunger, and latterly, terror, that hinder our happiness on this earth. Ordinary People, for their lives on earth, overwhelmingly vote for Peace and not a torn world constantly bloodied and menaced by wars and unending conflict.

You leaders, if you indeed can lead and not be led, the time has come to recognize the sovereign God-given right of Ordinary People, like you and me, to live out their lives in a Peace-blessed world of progress and prosperity. The time has come for you to recognize the lamentable folly of your history-driven ways and to work as one man to make this a united world of peace, and not one of bleeding bits and pieces, so that the billions of Ordinary People who draw breath on earth will bless you for at long last forsaking the blood-soaked paths of history and presenting us Ordinary People with the priceless precious and unparalleled prize of a war-less, conflict-less, Peace-Full world.

How wonderful and amazing it would be if Messers Trump, Putin, Assad, Rohani, Macron, Merkel, Netanyahu, Abbas et al., instead of GOING DOWN  in history in the troubled and divided world of the 21st century, would GO UP and turn history on its head by inaugurating a new and previously unknown era of peace and friendship and cooperation in the world and answer the prayers and vision of billions of Ordinary People, and in so doing transform themselves into ExtraOrdinary Leaders tirelessly working for the good and benefit of Ordinary People.

Go for it, you leaders!

David Herman, very Ordinary Person, Jerusalem

About the Author
London-born David Herman came on aliyah in 1966 after graduating from Cambridge University. In the 1960s, he founded the Good Times Publishing Company specializing in publishing newspapers in simplified English, French and Arabic for the Israeli school system. David currenty works as a translator, and is also very active in the field of songwriting and performing under the musical name, David Ben Reuven.