|Don't you wish he hadn't been sculpted in such|
a menacing, scowling posture?
The higher, and more desirable peace is an "active" peace. Active peace is one in which conflict is replaced by justice.
I will need to stew on this, and as I am a contemplative mover when it comes to meta-understandings, it may take me a decade or so to change my mind. However, the question comes down to this:
Is humanity capable of forming a truly just society, or is tolerable conflict as good as we can hope for?
Maybe I am too content to settle for incremental gains?