I could talk about this all day and I have a shit load of opinions myself and here are a few for the enlightenment and entertainment of my many thousands of adoring readers:
First of all, let me begin by saying that you can take the ape out of the jungle, but you cannot, by any means, take the jungle out of the ape.
The second biggest consideration is “As long as soldiers and other such warriors have every pound of their bodies calculated to be worth a certain price in dollars or yen or what the hell ever the medium of exchange is, and as long as some already-rich cork sackers can make a buck fomenting war and supplying war efforts, there is never going to be world peace. You can ask any anti-war person that question and I think they would all agree.
And do not ask me what a “Cork Sacker” is because it is an anachronism (or what the hell ever the right word is) for “One who considers penile protuberances to be objects suitable for foretasting as in sampling of orally-ingested delicacies and, in my own inestimable personal opinion, is an obsession of a large number of what I consider to be certifiably mental unbalanced right-wing political types in Washington, D.C.
Moving on now….
Another obstacle to achieving world peace is “Tribalism” which is extant to one degree or another in most societies … Tribalism wherein one or more factions of a given social order sees intrinsic and unbearable evil in other factions of the same social order. This often leads to conflicts that escalate into blood and bone wars — and can be seen more clearly in some actions of certain species of anthropoids in their natural modes.
One bigger problem that I can see is that, despite all arguments to the contrary, not everybody who draws the breath of life is actually interested in world peace. I suspect that the drivers of the Military/Industrial Complex are among those.
Then there is this:
The world is much too divided these days — especially The United States where there are all kinds of different religions, every known ethnicity with all their particular heritages, customs and belief systems, and there are too many different political views for peace to ever reign. I, in my divinely-inspired wisdom, have maintained for a long time now that all this diversity is one of the main reasons that I believe it is now completely impossible for the United States to ever be governed effectively again. Not only is there a lack of peace within our own nation, but this division reaches its tentacles out and affects every other social order with whom we interact. Our division and inner struggles and conflicts are becoming a global malignancy… but too many of our elected numb-skulls are too damned blind or ignorant to understand it.
Finally, I think seeking world peace is pissing in the wind because no matter what anybody does or thinks, there is always going to be that one group or that one powerful individual whose only obsession in life is having power and dominion over other people.