The Piece to Ending War
November 24, 2011 in World
This article is part of a series where I go through the exercise of looking at the six pieces in Jane Evershed’s OccuPIE. They are:
- end all wars
- environmental responsibility
- free/real education
- health care for all
- release of free energy technologies
- an ethical economy
This seems like an easy thing to do. Just quit fighting.
Why won’t we do that?
I’ve looked at the history of war, especially war involving the United States, from many angles. I’ve studied it in school, visited dozens of battlefields, read scores of books, viewed numerous movies, and had hundreds of conversations about this topic.
Based on my research, the primary reason for war is the same as it has always been. It is the profitability of war to those who sell war machinery, supplies, and personnel. Every United States military conflict from the American Revolution to the present was sponsored and initiated because of war’s profitability.
We won’t stop fighting because it is profitable to fight.
I know many people disagree. They say war is necessary for peace. They say war is necessary to eradicate the evil from our planet.
I have a response to each argument.
Using war to create peace is like using dynamite to build a building. Every signed peace treaty leaves behind the seeds for the next war as those who lost remember their mistreatment.
Using war to eradicate evil is flawed as well. Evil is an opinion. (I’ll post an article this weekend that logically proves this.) In addition, those who lose a war consider the winners “evil.” Again, this leaves behind seeds for the next war.
There is another response to the arguments for war. War has never created peace. War has never removed evil. We do the same thing – go to war – over and over again and expect different results. This is insanity.
Quite simply, war does not do the things supporters claim war does. It never has. There is no evidence it ever will.
We believe it will because those in the business of war have marketed their product by using nationalism, patriotism, terrorism, and other “isms” to motivate society to participate in war. A simple change of thinking would prevent this marketing from working.
Let’s look at the three premises I’m using in this series.
- Everything is energy. Therefore, pure potential is the possibility. There are no limits.
- Everything in the universe consists of this energy. Therefore, we are all one.
- Nature is lavishly abundant. Therefore, there is enough in our world to support each person on our planet plus many more.
I accept these three thoughts as truth. Therefore, I believe we are all one. With this belief system, I can no longer go to war against anyone without going to war against myself. Instead, I learn about and negotiate with those who see things differently from me.
I remember that every act is an act of love or a cry for love.
Within this remembrance, I can identify with others’ needs for love and basic necessities. I can help them acquire what they need in a way that doesn’t harm those around them.
I can appeal to their innate programming of these truths, knowing they will recognize the ring of truth. This will allow them to drop their resistance to love.
Those protesting in the Occupy Movement must practice this too if they are going to be successful in ending wars. They can no longer see the 1% or the Congress or law enforcement as the enemy.
Instead, if they are going to succeed in creating significant change, they must see those people as part of the group crying out for love. They must stand strong while avoiding violence. They must occupy this message, demonstrate this message, and maintain this message until this change takes place.
I know of no other way to end war permanently.
Do you? I invite you to leave your comments below and I’ll continue this discussion in my next article.