Sound familiar? A recent statement perhaps? Or perhaps it was coined during WWII in the 1940′s? Maybe it was earlier during WWI? Perhaps it was even earlier than that? After countless WAR’s, battles, skirmishes of so many kinds from centuries long past, surely it isn’t the first time they’ve been uttered by mankind. Undoubtedly as well, we’ll be hearing and reading those words, “The WAR to END all WARS” well throughout this century and into the next at least until war is finally ended or better still, no longer needed.
We have the very weapon-of-mass-destruction anyone ever needs to end all wars finally and for all, today! Not at some future unobtanium futuristic dreamy type vantage point but today! This weapon is not actually a weapon at all, nor can it be used for destruction, unless it is not used or if you think of it as WAR being the only possible casualty, instead, it is a single tool-of-mass-construction crafted by a small handful of men on a little boat off the San Diego California harbor back in March of 2006. Today all that’s needed to implement this is quiet reflection and personal resolve, a few minutes to create a true life altering thought from each person initiates the process which will put a stop to the worlds most destructive actions and immediately begin making lasting peace a reality.
War is completely unnecessary, it is not something we have to do but a choice we make to do. It is something wanted- not needed; we have alternative choices.
Not sure of the difference? Is water a necessity or a want? How about Air to breathe or food to eat? Necessity or want? Healthcare, necessity or want? Shelter, necessity or want? These; water, air, food = Necessity – Healthcare if no one ever get’s sick then it’s not wanted or needed but when you’re sick, it’s a necessity! Shelter- even a cave is a shelter- can’t survive long without protection from the elements- so we’ll throw in clothing too both those are necessities. How about a new car? Necessity or a want? It can be needed for transportation but thousands of years have gone before us without them so it must be a want. New TV? New House? New Clothes? Wants for some necessities for others but what about WAR? Necessity or want?
War – Did we really have to spend a trillion dollars on a single war to hurt so many people on both sides of the table and is so long term destructive (like uranium bullets) to the planet? Is that a MUST DO? Or is it something we have agreed to and chose to do? What if we chose not to make enemies but to turn the other cheek and seek forgiveness instead?
What if? It’s something to think about.
Life – What if we had instead spent a trillion dollars on a war to fight poverty and the injustices of the world, instead of killing unknown enemies because of a geographic location or perceived threat; couldn’t we have tried making friends instead?
If the USA had (Or will!) opened up its borders and welcomed everyone in who wanted to be fed, clothed, housed, cared for, healthy or not – have all their basic needs met while leaving their poverty and inequality behind them then those who wanted to stay behind and fight with one another could be left to themselves to do so.
This world does not have to be the way it is- it’s a choice people are continually making daily to accept and condone the way things are instead of personally deciding to make a change for the better, to not fight their neighbor – even to look upon their neighbor as their own kind- even as their own family, even as they themselves wish to be treated.
There is a WAR that’s not even a WAR at all, yet if begun in earnest could end ALL WAR; it’s simply the ability to eliminate Poverty-on a global scale.
Think it can’t be done today? If we didn’t have the technology or the resources to do so then it would be easy to laugh at the plan and scoff it away as foolish ignorance or another American futuristic Dream – but its not! We do have the means to make it happen, none can be found who can prove otherwise; which leaves humanity without any excuse for the mess it’s finding itself in.
Two hundred years ago we couldn’t travel around the world in a handful of hours in various relatively comfortable means of travel; planes, trains, automobiles- yet today millions of people all over the planet do it daily, oh yes, and the last few decades have brought us rocket ships bouncing back and forth to outer space, to the moon and beyond! Can you seriously think for a moment we just don’t have the brains to be able to come up with a solution to fix the problems of the world? – Well fortunately a few on that boat did!
Funny thing about this WAR on poverty vs. the WAR on people- it doesn’t cost anyone anything, no lives are lost, it requires no bullets to enforce, no borders to protect, no one needs to be killed or placed in prison to put it into action. If we want a better world and are tired of the way things are- We The People can change things- the PLAN is so very simple. It uses the very same types of funny money that’s been pulled out of thin air, then printed and virtualized to make the last trillion dollar WAR financially possible- only without all the complicated disasters of people being wounded or dying from it or fiscal economies flip-flopping all over the deck gasping for air; its accomplished by controlling inflation on a global scale, by implementing an International Anti-Inflation Law.
It’s being reported a lot lately that technology is such a wonderful thing in how it makes life so much easier (for those who have the money to afford such luxuries) yet if it works for the wealthy it would work for the poor. The “Cost” of Technology is not a legitimate excuse for continuing to perpetuate poverty and inequality.
If we are ever to Advance our Humanity to a true and ’Modern age’ where death and destruction, poverty and inequality, hunger, hopelessness, ignorance and want are actually eliminated, then we must do so with finding legitimate problems that we haven’t been able to solve and solving them… And when Answers are found that will work – to implement them!
When We The People have the answers and the very solutions needed before us, yet choose to deny or ignore them by putting our head in the sand, by pretending it doesn’t exist or saying it’s a stupid plan, or, it just can’t be done, all without real evidence; failing to see the answer WILL work, we are not using our humanity, we, become the very instigators of WAR, choosing instead to bury rather than to build.
President Obama, and those like him who continually perpetuate war on political levels, the “WAR” will not be over- it will be moved to a different location. Death, destruction, hopelessness, despair, poverty, inequality are the continued choices made by leadership elected and those wanting to be elected officials; it doesn’t have to be this way.
People of the world, elect people who represent your neighbor the way you want perople to represent you! Elect yourself to be the ruler of your universe and allow all all of humanity the same privledge – respect them as you should yourself and ask yourself…Who is my neighbor??? The answer of course is simple enough a child can answer; Everyone.