Pickle Peace Plan

The Pickle Peace Plan was championed by the Picklers Planetary Unity Party which, in turn, was a creation of the Pickle Packers International, an industry association. It had two main planks:

  1. Instead of a red telephone or bomb button, heads of governments should have a jar of pickles handy. At the first sign of hostility, they would send pickles to each other instead of missiles.
  2. If war did break out, all politicians would be required to don uniforms and do the fighting while everyone else watched it on television.

William R. Moore, executive vice president of the Pickle Packers International, noted, "We picklers think that with such a peace plan, both sides would either come to a quick armistice or talk themselves to death. Either way, we the public would benefit by such action."

Desert Sun - Feb 2, 1979

Fort Worth Star Telegram - Nov 6, 1976

Oil City Derrick - Nov 6, 1976

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 30, 2020
     Category: Food | Pickles | War | 1970s

The second point sounds very appealing.
Another one is that whenever someone loses his wages due to a social lockdown, the salary of the politician who imposed it is set to zero.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/31/20 at 06:16 AM
Would a regifted pickle jar be cause for armed response?
Posted by crc on 12/31/20 at 01:06 PM
We cannot lower the wages of the politicians too much as nobody would be willing to do the job. However, a 1950's style tax bracket with luxury tax would be useful. Also, in case of conflict for a territory such as the Karabakh conflict, there should be a pickle test on television and each resident of the disputed territory would judge which of the countries that want the territory makes the best pickles. The pickle test would be observed by UN representatives, of course. If the disputed territory has their own recipe of pickled food and the majority of residents vote for it, they get to be independent.
Posted by Yudith on 01/02/21 at 06:43 AM
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