PEACE, n. In British English, alternative spelling of “pease”, which in American English drops the second “e” and becomes “peas”, the beady green vegetable that kids throughout the land love to mush into paste before not eating them. For parents, therefore, the image called up by the slogan “Visualize whirled peas” is altogether too graphic. But it only approximates the mess that results when peace is declared rather than made. Peace on Earth: The sound of one caught short in the wilderness.
The lion shall lie down with the lamb, and they shall eat grass.
Alas for the lion! he cannot eat grass, he shall be no more, unless he become a lamb.
Alas for the grass! there are too many lambs, it cannot grow, it shall be no more, unless it become thorns.
Alas for the lambs! they cannot eat thorns, they shall be no more, unless they eat each other – yea, unless some become lions, and they eat enough lambs so that the grass may grow again.
Isaiah was a great poet, but a lousy biologist.
– Maharishi Jaiseifelided