This Journal offers a respectful perspective on Veteran’s Day, which is also celebrated in conjunction with Remembrance Day.
Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” in accordance with the Armistice, signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning.
Humanity has been at war inside of and with itself for about 93% of the past 2000 years. Most of these conflicts have been waged over ideologies and agendas promoted by misguided patriarchal types. Many wars, including current conflicts are manufactured for the pursuit of hegemonic control of natural resources.
There are many intelligent and educated thinkers and critics who believe that America has prosecuted war in the Middle East based on false terrorism. There are now so many who hate America that retaliatory forces have naturally emerged, but these forces are small scale in comparison to American garrisons and presence in a variety of countries.
The sun does not set on the American empire these days.
I ask the reader to consider and research and contemplate the following questions: Who are the terrorists? Why do most Americans believe that the “war on terrorism” has any real basis?
I shall quote from Franciscan priest and author Richard Rohr’s book On the Threshold of Transformation, Daily Meditations for Men . The contemplation for Day 316, which is today, is entitled Our Preference for Kings.
Here is Rohr’s contemplation for day 316:
“The human ego feels more comfortable with kings than with wise men. It prefers answer givers over spiritual guides. Kings give rulings that must bring clarity and order; spiritual guides invite us into the messiness of our interior lives and social issues. Wise men must reveal the shadow sides of their kingdoms, which CEOs, heads of state, and bishops usually cannot or will not do.”
“Isn’t it interesting that, in the retelling of the story of Jesus’ birth, we turned the magi/astrologers into ‘three kings’ even though there is no evidence in the text to justify that switch? That’s a clear indication of just how much we fear wise men and prefer kings. The best way to keep a whistle-blower from blowing his whistle is to promote him or give him a big title or a raise in pay. Company men cannot speak against the company. Wise men are never mere company men.”
Rohr concludes each day’s meditation/contemplation with a question for the reader. The question for Day 316 is:
“How can I tell when I am avoiding wisdom by going to authority?”
In the context of this particular Journal writing, I would rephrase his question, like so:
“How can I tell when I am avoiding wisdom rather than believing in the propaganda of authority?”
Now I want to present some information for your consideration on this Veteran’s/Remembrance Day from one Wise Man.
Wise Man brings you a very finely written article which will assist your understanding of the statement I made above about the sun never setting on the American empire.
Please work your way through this article at: http://www.voltairenet.org/article176501.html, entitled: Why Americans Must End America’s Self-Generating Wars, written by Peter Dale Scott.
This is a rather long article, but it is accurate, complete, and true to its important and compelling theme. Drawing on historical precedents, Scott exposes the contradictions and perverse effects of the “war on terror”, which adds insecurity to instability and increases the number of terrorists it pretends to be fighting.
Of course an increasing number of terrorists is what would naturally be needed to continue a military presence and build-up in all of the numerous countries which sponsor “terrorists.”
This list of terrorist sponsoring countries does not exclude these United States of America. Over 800 secret FEMA detention camps have been built in the USA. They are officially called FEMA reeducation camps. Look it up, if you please.
Crestone and Beyond
One way to help end current wars would be to focus on bringing forth advanced energy devices, a very realistically attainable technological development, which would thereby eliminate our dependence on petroleum forever.
However, since there is over $200,000,000,000,000 ($200 trillion) of proven oil reserves in the ground scattered over the globe, it will take a mass consciousness social movement to divest the petro oligarchy of it clutch on this monetarily profitable, but eco-destructive resource.
One must understand the nepotistic interlocking self serving profit interests of the banking elite, the petro oligarchy, the military industrial complex, and other large and influential corporatocracies. The history of these self serving corporate entities stretches back to the end of the American Civil War.
The only way to alter the course of these eco-destructive and socially destructive corporate power blocs will be through a non violent consciousness movement.
As covered in previous Journals, the peer reviewed science from Yale University has shown that the number of people engaged in coherent intentional prayer/meditation required to change the consciousness of a population in question is the square root of 1% of the population under consideration.
And so, for a world population of 6.5 to 7 billion people, this number is about 8000 people.
Popular grass roots movements of consciousness, as well as synergistic non violent protests, are springing up and will begin to coalesce into larger groups of collective consciousness.
You can go to my explanations of the 1988 Yale study, about halfway into this Journal entry.
We have had very successful mass consciousness shifts since the days of the 1950’s, and so we are fairly well practiced. To move our endangered world into a new and healthy direction will involve everyone giving up their fear based process which drives the scarcity and greed process.
I hope that all Veterans of all types of violent human conflict can come together, and help inform and lead humanity and the misguided patriarchs, who are the real war makers, to come to peace and resolution of all hostilities.
It will take many of us altruistically minded and hopeful types to bring on peaceful human evolution.
The Veterans know, better than most of us, that war is not normal and must be retired.
And also, please understand inside of yourself, that we are all Veterans of the troubles of life on Earth.
How do you want your home to become?
We are a spiritually adolescent race of beings that possess very powerfully destructive technologies. Our creative energies can be easily redirected for the betterment of all of life on this planet we call home.
Signing off from Crestone and Beyond.