to read it, TPTB would still continue their business as usual. "Peace on Earth TO men of good will" is the correct passage. I think men (and women, of course) of good will do find peace within themselves.
Stories like this do give me a glimmer of hope. There's a film, "Silent Night", a true story, about WWII in Germany during Christmas. It is retold by a man who is the child of the woman who took the American and German soldiers into her home one Christmas. I think you'd like that one, too.
Thanks for sharing that men of good will story with us, LL.