CHRISTOPHER FORSON’S INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO FOR PEACE IN GHANA & WORLDWIDE!
CHRISTOPHER FORSON’S INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO FOR PEACE IN GHANA & WORLDWIDE!
MAY MOTHER’S DAY, 2013 BE THE DAY WE DECLARE:
“LET US BE TRANSFORMED!”
Nancy B. Detweiler
THE TRUE MEANING OF MOTHER’S DAY
I’ve watched this extraordinary shadow dancing video several times in recent days, tears streaming down my face. Why?
Because each of us were created in the image of our Mother/Father God … a being of Love … a being of Light … a magnificent co-creator. What creative talent we have been given—each in his/her own unique way! What an enormous capacity to love we hold within our being! What fine-tuned resonance with beauty … with nature … with peace!
And yet, we have allowed ourselves to turn away … to see others as “enemies” … to accept killing each other as necessary … to fear those who differ from us.
We have forgotten who we are … why we were created … our mission in life on this planet.
This shadow dance demonstrates the paradox of who we have become … we are such stupendous beings of Love and Light … and yet, we behave in ways that turn away from our natural Love … our natural Light. By the way we respond to others, we create our own pain … our own wars.
ON THIS MOTHER’S DAY, LET US RETURN TO WHO WE TRULY ARE
An interesting ending note: “Let Us” in biblical terminology carries the power of a command. We are not asking permission; we are commanding that we “let there be peace on Earth!”
NOTE BY NANCY: How often to we hear the distressed question, “What is our world coming to?” Our mainline newspapers, TV news, TV shows, movies, and video games fill our emotional/thought world with depictions of war, terror attacks, murder, and hate crimes—all for the express purpose of controlling us with fear. As long as we fear death or the enemy, we will remain docile and obedient. It is only when we awaken to the control mechanisms that enslave us that we look for ways to create a peaceful world.
Dr. Ashford’s speech offers a positive view of our world … a world that is actually moving away from war and toward peace!
CAN YOU THINK OF A WORLD WITHOUT WAR?
Mary-Wynne Ashford, M.D.
Mary-Wynne Ashford is a retired medical doctor who practiced Family Medicine and Palliative Care in Victoria, BC until 2004. She has received many awards for her work on peace and disarmament, including the Queen’s Medal from the Governor General of Canada on two occasions. The topic of her talk is “Can You Think of a World Without War?”
Mary-Wynne’s experience with her topic comes from thirty years of speaking, writing, research and activism with nongovernmental organizations, especially physicians’ and women’s organizations, and with governments and UN leaders. In October 2012, she was the keynote speaker at a conference about her book, Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror, and War. The conference took place in Korea and was sponsored by the UN, the City of Busan, and Indigo Publishers.
Mary-Wynne was first called to this topic by her fascination with the true stories she heard internationally through her work. Later, she was approached by New Society Publishers to write a book on peace and disarmament. As she researched examples from the field, she became more and more excited by the global revolution to replace war with nonviolent means of resolving conflict.
Mary-Wynne’s passion is telling the stories of successful nonviolent interventions that have prevented or ended war. She especially loves the under-reported stories of the power of civil society acting to transform conflict. Her greatest hope is that she lives long enough to see this revolution bring a stable social transformation in the way that states and societies deal with one another.
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LET’S MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE
The dark cabal in on its way out … yet rather than leave quietly, they are pulling out all the stops in an effort to create World War III. All wars are manipulated and based on lies.
Let us pay the cabal and their propaganda no attention … the only food they have is our fear. We do not have enemies … what we have is people being paid to create trouble. Let us turn our back on war!
Our Galactic Family, in accordance with Divine Decree, has said there will be no WWIII … no more nuclear weapons detonated. Any attempts will be neutralized by our Galactic Family.
With the internet, people all over the world can sing together. Let us listen and sing with the world!
THE CHOICE IS CLEAR!
DO WE WANT TO COME TOGETHER AS ONE
AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER?
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO COME TOGETHER IN UNITY
LIFT A WEAPON TO KILL!
THERE WILL BE NO GUNS ON THE 5TH DIMENSION!
EFFORTS TO BUILD STRUCTURES FOR CREATING WORLD PEACE
NEVER MADE IT OUT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE.
Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.
On July 11, 2001—exactly two months before 9/11/2001—House Representative for Ohio, Dennis Kucinich, introduced a bill calling for the creation of a U.S. Cabinet level Department of Peace. He re-introduced this bill each year since then with a growing number of sponsors. Each year the bill was sent to Committee and has yet to be taken to the House for discussion and voting.
Americans are now finding out that the Iraq War was based on a lie. See the documentary Hubris:
Tonight (3/19/2013), on the CBS Evening News, more information about how the Iraq War could have been avoided was disclosed.
As Truth continues to tumble forth into the light of day, Americans will learn that we live in a culture of war … that all wars are based on lies, just as Rachel Maddow has begun to point out with Hubris and her an example she gave in her introduction to Hubris.
Last night (March 18, 2013), Rachel aired a report from BBC revealing how war has been used as an opportunistic tool for politicians.
In this report, we learn that President Lyndon Johnson announced near the end of his term that the way to a peace agreement regarding the Vietnam War existed. Instead, the war was prolonged for five more years.
Those who have sought to change the course of history by working for World Peace have often been silenced by various means, as Representative Kucinich’s repeated introduction of a bill calling for a Department of Peace illustrates.
I worked for Kucinich’s Presidential Campaign in 2004. I got a first hand view of how the tightly controlled mainstream media ignores some candidates and focuses on others—literally choosing our president for the people.
I spoke at Democratic Party Meetings using Kucinich’s own words and saw audiences that listened intently to his vision for America. During the speeches made by other Democratic candidates’ campaign workers, members of the audiences whispered and walked around. When I stood up and used Kucinich’s words, you could hear a pin drop; no one moved … his words touched the heart and stirred a dream of a peaceful future. They wanted Kucinich, but fell in line with the propaganda rampant in campaigns—“vote for the candidate who has the best chance of winning.” In other words, allow the mainstream media to determine the presidential candidate. And a candidate who lived and worked for “the people” was not about to be highlighted by the media. Many I talked to had never heard of Kucinich. Besides, many said: Kucinich is too short to be president. And so, the people fell into line to follow the media’s choice of president.
Into this avalanche of Truth coming forth, House Representative Barbara Lee has introduced a new bill, calling for many of the same objectives as Kucinich’s bill. Will we the people continue to behave as we have in the past … blindly supporting war rather than appear unpatriotic? … simply accepting what we are told by the media without bothering to check out the facts for ourselves? … making no effort to think for ourselves, to research for ourselves, to follow the money trail by asking, “Who will profit financially from this war?” Will we ask: What does “protect our interests” mean—who is seeking to profit?
Will we the people support Barbara Lee and her bill—whether we are a democrat or republican? Do we the people chose to work for Peace in all of its forms—to bring to an end domestic violence, public violence against women, selling children into sex slavery, violence on our streets, ending all wars? Are we tired of being lied to, sending our family members into war only to have them killed or maimed in the name of financial or political gain for those in power?
Are we willing to put differences aside and support a bill that should engender wholehearted partisan support—if our leaders are doing what we elected them to do and if we, as citizens, are behaving as members of the One Family of God. The more we study and work for peace at home, the less likely we will be to support war for any reason whatsoever. We will know that violence begets violence and only violence!
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Introduces Bill to Create Department of Peacebuilding
February 15, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C.—Today (2/15/13), Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced H.R. 808, the “Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013” to create a cabinet-level Secretary and Department of Peacebuilding. The term “peacebuilding” refers both to activities that target the root causes of violence as well as the broad measures used to prevent violent conflict and create sustainable peace.
“This culture of violence that we live in is unacceptable. On our streets and across the globe, the pervasive presence of violence has infected the lives of millions, and it is far past time we address it as a nation. We invest hundreds of billions each year in the Pentagon, in war colleges, military academies, and our national defense universities all to develop war tactics and strategies. Now we need that kind of investment in peace and nonviolence here at home,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each life cut short by a homicide costs the U.S. economy $1.65 million. Worldwide, the Institute for Economics and Peace estimates that violence and conflict cost the global economy $9 trillion in 2011.
Congresswoman Lee continued, “The Department of Peacebuilding advances the good work of my friend and former colleague Congressman Kucinich and has the potential to reduce suffering on a national and global scale while saving billions of dollars through violence reduction and increased economic productivity.”
This proposed department would be charged with developing national strategies and programs for violence reduction both domestically and internationally. Working across agencies, the Secretary of Peacebuilding would sponsor conflict prevention and dispute resolution initiatives, facilitate peace summits between conflicting parties, encourage community policing, and support efforts by local community and religious groups to reduce gun violence, racial and ethnic violence, and prevent violence against women and LGBT Americans.
Original cosponsors include Representatives Robert Andrews, Yvette Clarke, John Conyers, Jr., Janice Hahn, James McGovern, Chellie Pingree, and Jared Polis.
Hold in your heart these words of Dennis Kucinich in his speech to the 12th Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity’s Future, presented by Dennis Kucinich on February 8, 2013 in Santa Barbara, CA. Allow them to determine your actions as you consider supporting H.R. 808, the Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013.
Awarded the Gandhi Peace Award in 2003
We are in a new millennium and the time has come to review age-old challenges with new thinking wherein we can conceive of peace as not simply being the absence of violence, but the active presence of the capacity for a higher evolution of human awareness, of respect, trust and integrity, where we all may tap the infinite capabilities of humanity to transform consciousness and conditions which impel or compel violence at a personal, group, or national level toward developing a new understand of and commitment to compassion and love, in order to create a “shining city on a hill,” the light of which is the light of nations.
Out in the void I can see a soaring sun splitting the darkness. Behold the dawn of a new nation, our beloved America.
The Entire Speech May Be Found Here
ISRAEL & IRAN: A LOVE STORY
WARS ARE NEVER STARTED BY THE PEOPLE!
THE PEOPLE WANT NOTHING MORE THAN TO LIVE PEACEFULLY WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS … TO LOVE THEIR FAMILIES & TO HAVE FUN WITH THEM … TO TRAVEL & APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY OF OUR PLANET.
PEOPLE ARE THE SAME WHEREVER YOU GO … WE ARE ONE FAMILY!
THIS VIDEO IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW WE, AS CO-CREATORS WITH MOTHER/FATHER GOD, CAN CREATE THE NEW 5TH DIMENSIONAL EARTH!
BY LOVING EACH OTHER & WORKING TOGETHER!
THE LOVE STORY
MOST OF US KNOW ONLY WHAT THE MAJOR MEDIA TELLS US
ABOUT IRAN & ITS PEOPLE.
GETTING TO KNOW THE BEAUTY OF THE PEOPLE OF IRAN – PART 2
GETTING TO KNOW THE BEAUTY OF IRAN & ITS PEOPLE – PART 1
CREATING WORLD PEACE FOR OUR NEW EARTH
VALUABLE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE FAREWELL SPEECH OF
PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER
WHY OBAMA PICKED HAGEL
Bob Woodward, Washington Post – January 28, 2013
NOTE BY NANCY: [As Earth moves through the 4th dimension toward 5th dimension, all negativity and suffering is to fall away. Could Obama’s choice of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense be a major step toward creating World Peace?]
In the first months of the Obama presidency in 2009, Chuck Hagel, who had just finished two terms as a U.S. senator, went to the White House to visit with the friend he had made during the four years they overlapped in the Senate.
So, President Obama asked, what do you think about foreign policy and defense issues?
According to an account that Hagel later gave, and is reported here for the first time, he told Obama: “We are at a time where there is a new world order. We don’t control it. You must question everything, every assumption, everything they” — the military and diplomats — “tell you. Any assumption 10 years old is out of date. You need to question our role. You need to question the military. You need to question what are we using the military for.
“Afghanistan will be defining for your presidency in the first term,” Hagel also said, according to his own account, “perhaps even for a second term.” The key was not to get “bogged down.”
Obama did not say much but listened.
At the time, Hagel considered Obama a “loner,” inclined to keep a distance and his own counsel. But Hagel’s comments help explain why Obama nominated his former Senate colleague to be his next secretary of defense. The two share similar views and philosophies as the Obama administration attempts to define the role of the United States in the transition to a post-superpower world.
This worldview is part hawk and part dove. It amounts, in part, to a challenge to the wars of President George W. Bush. It holds that the Afghanistan war has been mismanaged and the Iraq war unnecessary. War is an option, but very much a last resort.
So, this thinking goes, the U.S. role in the world must be carefully scaled back — this is not a matter of choice but of facing reality; the military needs to be treated with deep skepticism; lots of strategic military and foreign policy thinking is out of date; and quagmires like Afghanistan should be avoided.
NOTE BY NANCY: [See President Eisenhower’s speech on the Industrial Military Complex at the end of this article. He warned of the changes taking place that brought war to the forefront as the supposed means of solving the world’s problems.]
The bottom line: The United States must get out of these massive land wars — Iraq and Afghanistan — and, if possible, avoid future large-scale war.
Although much discussion of the Hagel nomination has centered on his attitudes about Iran, Israel and the defense budget, Hagel’s broader agreement with Obama on overall philosophy is probably more consequential.
Hagel has also said he believes it is important that a defense secretary should not dictate foreign policy and that policy should be made in the White House.
He privately voiced reservations about Obama’s decision in late 2009 to add 51,000 troops to Afghanistan. “The president has not had commander-in-chief control of the Pentagon since Bush senior was president,” Hagel said privately in 2011.
NOTE BY NANCY: [This fact that the President no longer controls the actions of the Pentagon is extremely important. Americans who do not know this often end up supporting the very people who are attempting to institute the New World Order and their own enslavement.]
If Hagel is confirmed, as appears likely, he and the president will have a large task in navigating this new world order. Avoiding war is tied directly to the credibility of the threat to go to war.
NOTE BY NANCY: [The New World Order of the Dark Cabal continues to attempt to start World War III and to use nuclear weapons. The Dark Cabal’s New World Order is to purposefully reduce the world’s population by killing billions so they can more easily control and enslave Earth’s inhabitants.]
Hagel’s experience provides two unusual perspectives. The first is as a former E-5 Army sergeant in 1968, which he has described as “the worst year of the Vietnam War.” In summation, another Vietnam must be avoided.
The second is the Georgetown University class that he taught called “Redefining Geopolitical Relationships.” He asks the class the basic question: Where is all this going?
For example, he has said that one result of the Iraq war has been to make Iran the most important country in the Middle East, and he worried that Iraq could become an Iranian satellite.
When I interviewed President Obama in the summer of 2010 for my book “Obama’s Wars,” his deeply rooted aversion to war was evident. As I reported in the book, I handed Obama a copy of a quotation from Rick Atkinson’s World War II history, “The Day of Battle,” and asked him to read it. Obama stood and read:
“And then there was the saddest lesson, to be learned again and again . . . that war is corrupting, that it corrodes the soul and tarnishes the spirit, that even the excellent and the superior can be defiled, and that no heart would remain unstained.”
“I sympathize with this view,” Obama told me. “See my Nobel Prize acceptance speech.”
I had listened to the speech when he gave it, Dec. 10, 2009, and later read it, but I dug it out again. And there it was:
“The instruments of war do have a role to play in preserving the peace. And yet this truth must coexist with another — that no matter how justified, war promises human tragedy. The soldier’s courage and sacrifice is full of glory, expressing devotion to country, to cause, to comrades in arms. But war itself is never glorious” — Churchill had called it that — “and we must never trumpet it as such. So part of our challenge is reconciling these two seemingly irreconcilable truths — that war is sometimes necessary and war at some level is an expression of human folly.”
That is probably the best definition of the Obama doctrine on war. Applying such a doctrine in today’s dangerous and unpredictable world will be daunting — but on these issues Obama seems to have found a soul mate.
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Bob Woodward is an associate editor of The Post. His latest book is “The Price of Politics.” Evelyn M. Duffy contributed to this column.
QUOTING STEPHEN COOK – GOLDEN AGE OF GAIA.COM:
The above column has led to other media picking up this story, too. This one below from Business Insider thanks to Lance.
Hagel Warned Obama Of Rogue Pentagon Leading A ‘New World Order’
Robert Johnson and Geoffrey Ingersoll, AP, Business Insider – January 28, 2013
As Chuck Hagel seeks support for his nomination to become Secretary of Defense, Bob Woodward has released a story about a White House trip the former Senator made in 2009.
The Washington Post reports:
According to an account that Hagel later gave, and is reported here for the first time, he told Obama: “We are at a time where there is a new world order.
“We don’t control it. You must question everything, every assumption, everything they” — the military and diplomats — “tell you. Any assumption 10 years old is out of date. You need to question our role. You need to question the military. You need to question what are we using the military for.”
Hagel warned the president about getting “bogged down” in Afghanistan and voiced concern over the deployment of 51,000 additional troops sent at the time to fight in the war.
The Post reports Hagel went so far as to say privately in 2011: “The president has not had commander-in-chief control of the Pentagon since Bush senior was president.”
Hagel is likely referring to Donald Rumsfeld’s battle for control of the military, both against generals and the president. The perception was that Bush was less the decider, and more a person to be advised of decisions already made.
NOTE BY NANCY: Actually, Bush senior is a major leader of the dark cabal in America.]
Obama encountered his lack of control early in his first term. His stated intent was to draw down forces in Afghanistan. Later, through a controlled leak, Gen. Stanley McCrystal, then-commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, grudgingly leveraged 30,000 troops out of a stubborn Obama administration.
Some would call that normal politics, but again the perception is that the commander in chief is not really in charge of the military.
The common word on the street nowadays is that the U.S. needs to de-escalate its overseas military obligations, focusing more on a lighter “footprint” approach to global counterinsurgency. The assessment falls in line with the president’s Defense Secretary nomination.
It looks like Hagel’s nomination could be approved and if so, he and the president could share deeply common views.
NOTE BY NANCY: [DEEPLY COMMON VIEWS THAT ARE NEEDED IN ORDER TO CREATE WORLD PEACE, A PREREQUISITE FOR EARTH’S ASCENSION TO THE 5TH DIMENSION OF LIGHT, LOVE, PEACE, AND ABUNDANCE FOR ALL.]
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Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961
Public Papers of the Presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960, p. 1035- 1040
NOTE BY NANCY: President Eisenhower was a former military general and a Republican.
My fellow Americans:
Three days from now, after half a century in the service of our country, I shall lay down the responsibilities of office as, in traditional and solemn ceremony, the authority of the Presidency is vested in my successor.
This evening I come to you with a message of leave-taking and farewell, and to share a few final thoughts with you, my countrymen.
Like every other citizen, I wish the new President, and all who will labor with him, Godspeed. I pray that the coming years will be blessed with peace and prosperity for all.
Our people expect their President and the Congress to find essential agreement on issues of great moment, the wise resolution of which will better shape the future of the Nation.
My own relations with the Congress, which began on a remote and tenuous basis when, long ago, a member of the Senate appointed me to West Point, have since ranged to the intimate during the war and immediate post-war period, and, finally, to the mutually interdependent during these past eight years.
In this final relationship, the Congress and the Administration have, on most vital issues, cooperated well, to serve the national good rather than mere partisanship, and so have assured that the business of the Nation should go forward. So, my official relationship with the Congress ends in a feeling, on my part, of gratitude that we have been able to do so much together.
We now stand ten years past the midpoint of a century that has witnessed four major wars among great nations. Three of these involved our own country. Despite these holocausts America is today the strongest, the most influential and most productive nation in the world. Understandably proud of this pre-eminence, we yet realize that America’s leadership and prestige depend, not merely upon our unmatched material progress, riches and military strength, but on how we use our power in the interests of world peace and human betterment.
Throughout America’s adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt both at home and abroad.
Progress toward these noble goals is persistently threatened by the conflict now engulfing the world. It commands our whole attention, absorbs our very beings. We face a hostile ideology — global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method. Unhappily the danger it poses promises to be of indefinite duration. To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle — with liberty the stake. Only thus shall we remain, despite every provocation, on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment.
Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defense; development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research — these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel.
But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs — balance between the private and the public economy, balance between cost and hoped for advantage — balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable; balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual; balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. Good judgment seeks balance and progress; lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration.
The record of many decades stands as proof that our people and their government have, in the main, understood these truths and have responded to them well, in the face of stress and threat. But threats, new in kind or degree, constantly arise. I mention two only.
A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction.
Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.
In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientifictechnological elite.
It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system — ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.
Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society’s future, we — you and I, and our government — must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.
Down the long lane of the history yet to be written America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
Such a confederation must be one of equals. The weakest must come to the conference table with the same confidence as do we, protected as we are by our moral, economic, and military strength. That table, though scarred by many past frustrations, cannot be abandoned for the certain agony of the battlefield.
Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. Because this need is so sharp and apparent I confess that I lay down my official responsibilities in this field with a definite sense of disappointment. As one who has witnessed the horror and the lingering sadness of war — as one who knows that another war could utterly destroy this civilization which has been so slowly and painfully built over thousands of years — I wish I could say tonight that a lasting peace is in sight.
Happily, I can say that war has been avoided. Steady progress toward our ultimate goal has been made. But, so much remains to be done. As a private citizen, I shall never cease to do what little I can to help the world advance along that road.
So — in this my last good night to you as your President — I thank you for the many opportunities you have given me for public service in war and peace. I trust that in that service you find some things worthy; as for the rest of it, I know you will find ways to improve performance in the future.
You and I — my fellow citizens — need to be strong in our faith that all nations, under God, will reach the goal of peace with justice. May we be ever unswerving in devotion to principle, confident but humble with power, diligent in pursuit of the Nation’s great goals.
To all the peoples of the world, I once more give expression to America’s prayerful and continuing aspiration:
We pray that peoples of all faiths, all races, all nations, may have their great human needs satisfied; that those now denied opportunity shall come to enjoy it to the full; that all who yearn for freedom may experience its spiritual blessings; that those who have freedom will understand, also, its heavy responsibilities; that all who are insensitive to the needs of others will learn charity; that the scourges of poverty, disease and ignorance will be made to disappear from the earth, and that, in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love.
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October 31, 2012 by John Smallman
Your Father’s Love for you is total, infinite, and constant, He never forgets even one of you for as much as an instant. You are permanently enveloped in His divine embrace, safe, secure, and at peace, needing nothing and desiring nothing because you have everything – He gave you everything when He created you.
One of the many unfortunate aspects of your illusion is your inability to clearly perceive and understand the oneness of all that exists. Because all is one in God there is absolutely nothing to fear. Within the illusion things appear in a totally different light, and a seemingly defensive action against another is inevitably an attack on oneself (the word light is perhaps not the most appropriate one to use in this context).
Many of you have read stories of people’s near-death experiences (NDEs), which demonstrate quite clearly that Reality is all that exists and that it is a place of total Love and Acceptance, in which you have your eternal existence. When your own doubts or anxieties about the truth of this arise remind yourselves of the uplifting, inspiring, and comforting NDE stories that you have read because they give you a very good overview of what to expect when you eventually choose to lay down your human bodies, as you know you will, releasing yourselves into the infinite freedom of Reality. When that occurs total comprehension will dawn on you with a sense of amazement and wonder.
The illusion, in which you have been having such unpleasant and painful experiences for so long, is approaching its point of termination — the moment for its dissolution — because you have all become quite disenchanted with it. You have been in the process of changing your minds about it because the “dog eat dog” or “winner takes all” philosophy that has intrigued and motivated you for so long is no longer appealing, and you are finally understanding its insanity. As a result numerous organizations based on it are collapsing, as support is withdrawn from them and their members leave to join new ones that are forming with compassionate and loving infrastructures, designed to accommodate the needs of all on the planet.
These enormous changes in progress are part of humanity’s awakening awareness that war and conflict — the eon’s old methods of gaining political advantage — do not work, cannot work, and need to cease. Moves have been afoot since the end of World War I to attempt to bring peace to the planet, but the old ways have been so firmly ingrained in humanity’s consciousness that it has been very difficult to bring effective changes into being. Fear of the “enemy,” whoever that happened to be, encouraged politicians and the military to continue developing ever more efficient killing-machines as they convinced themselves, and persuaded you, that by having the latest in weaponry they were protecting you all from the dire consequences of being caught unprepared by an enemy’s attack. And your history does seem to support that point of view.
But of course the end result of that philosophy has been an escalation in the variety of weapons available, and an escalation in the numbers of military forces that are armed with them. An ongoing state of war has prevailed in many places because armies expect to be employed, and their commanders are always on the lookout for theaters in which to deploy them – supposedly to maintain the peace.
Recognition is now being given to the simple fact that peace can only prevail when peaceful means are employed to obtain and maintain it. There is never a valid reason to engage in warfare. A war can never be “just” because war, by its very nature, is unjust and indiscriminate in the suffering and damage that it causes to all involved — both those who choose to take part in it and those who had no choice in the matter because they live in the area in which it is being waged. Nevertheless, despite the wars presently in progress on the planet, the conscious intent of the collective to cease all war and to disengage from those presently occurring is gaining a very powerful momentum.
As Light-bearers and way-showers your expanding individual energy fields, strengthened and further empowered by their integration with the divine energy field, are having an enormous influence on the unawakened members of human society, who, like you, are here at this moment in humanity’s spiritual evolution to assist in the awakening process. You are all involved; you all have your place in this exhilarating and unfolding drama – Humanity’s Awakening! Attend to your spiritual intent to assist humanity to awaken with persistence and confidence, knowing, as you most certainly do, that it is God’s Will as well as yours — and that therefore success is assured.
Your loving brother, Jesus.
Channeled by John Smallman
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