I personally believe that those who are leaders with political power over the world will be forced some day, sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.
It is of the greatest importance that people and governments in many more countries than ours should realize that it is more dangerous to have access to nuclear arms than not to possess them.
The world generally speaking is now drifting on a more and more devastating course towards the absurd target of extermination - or rather, to be more exact - of the northern hemisphere's towns, fields, and the people who have developed our civilization.
My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics.
First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations, pointing at the possibility of a future war.
Nobel was a genuine friend of peace. He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction, dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible. He was wrong.
War and preparations for war have acquired a kind of legitimacy.
War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced.
The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism. Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized, but also being brutalized.
The misconception that a victory can be worth its price, has in the nuclear age become a total illusion.
More must be done in concrete terms in order to promote the cause of disarmament.
It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations.
We can hope that men will understand that the interest of all are the same, that hope lies in cooperation. We can then perhaps keep PEACE.
I agree with the many who consider freezing all sorts of weapons systems a first step in a realistic disarmament policy.