Dana Visalli, who is an ecologist, botanist and organic farmer living in Washington State recently wrote, “Do you want to spend your life paying for the death of people (executed by the US military) that you would probably have loved if you have met them? Do you want to spend your life paying for the arsenal of hydrogen bombs that could very well destroy most of the life on the planet? If not, if you want another kind of life, then as author James Howard Kunstler often suggests, ‘You will have to make other arrangements." You will have to arrange to live according to your own deepest ethical standards, rather than living in fear of the nefarious authority figures that currently demand your obedience and threaten to punish you if you do not obey their demands on your one precious chance at life.”
I would only go to the above link of her full article if I wanted to take a good look at the terror and violence of United States policy and what we have done over and over since the end of World War II. Visalli concludes, “This trail of blood, tears and death smeared across the pages of recent history is the reason that Martin Luther King said in his famous Vietnam Speech that the United States is "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." Vietnam veteran Mike Hastie expanded the observation when he said in April of this year (2010) that, "The United States Government is a nonstop killing machine. The worst experience I had in Vietnam was experiencing the absolute truth of Martin Luther King’s statement. America is in absolute psychiatric denial of its genocidal maniacal nature."
“Information warfare is being waged against you, constantly, whether you like it or not, whether you know it or not. Americans will be surprised to learn that information is not what they imagine. When a man is not overcome by the informational noise, and his mind is free to think, he is forced to think along certain lines by the third flow. He is taught the stupidity of nationalist sentiments. A large volume could be written on the subject of information warfare. Unfortunately, such a volume would not sell many copies. White noise prevails wherever and whenever you cannot hear the crack of the whip, telling you which barn to live in,” writes Jeffrey R. Nyquist.
Now, without relationship, there is no possibility of existence in life, and as long as relationship is based on power, on domination, there must be the process of isolation, which inevitably invites conflict. – Krishnamurti
J. Krishnamurti was thinking about all of this decades ago and said, “Without understanding the workings of one’s own thought-process and the conditioning one has acquired from one’s own experiences, traditions, culture, religion etc., and one cannot find the true answer to any serious question. Our beliefs, our opinions, conclusions, prejudices, prevent us from seeing things in their true perspective because they color our vision. One must be aware of this fact and doubt every opinion; every conclusion that comes to the mind for it may not represent the truth. When one inquires into oneself in that way, with the intention of seeking the truth and not merely seeking satisfaction, learning takes place. And one must live with that state of inquiry, questioning and doubting all through one’s life, without seeking to arrive. Mankind is caught in a great illusion. It thinks it can solve its problems through legislation, through political and social reform, through scientific and technological progress, through greater knowledge, greater wealth, greater power and greater control.”
“Now, the process of isolation is a process of the search for power, and whether one is seeking power individually or for a racial or national group, there must be isolation because the very desire for power, for position, is separatism. There is no such thing as living in isolation – no country, no people, no individual, can live in isolation, yet because you are seeking power in so many different ways, you breed isolation. The nationalist is a curse because through his very nationalistic, patriotic spirit, he is creating a wall of isolation. He is so identified with his country that he builds a wall against another,” Krishnamurti said.
The heart works with love, the head with separation. In the Oneness we make no separations between the being of one and the being of another.
Power wielded without love has been responsible for much human misery. Beautiful power is rare because the nature of power holds a temptation that corrupts the human heart. Only people who have entered their dark sides and have come out through to the light can claim the true wisdom and love to wield power in a way that does not add to human misery.
Krishnamurti concludes, “To love anything beautiful in a country is normal and natural, but when that love is used by exploiters in their own interest it is called nationalism. Nationalism is fanned into imperialism, and then the stronger people divide and exploit the weaker, with the Bible in one hand and a bayonet in the other. The world is dominated by the spirit of cunning, ruthless exploitation, from which war must ensue. This spirit of nationalism is the greatest stupidity.”
So peace, love and great hearts are essential in the world, otherwise we will be destroyed; a few may escape, but there will be greater destruction than ever before considering we now have nuclear or sub-nuclear (depleted Uranium weapons) that are now used on every battlefield the Americans, British and Israelis establish. The idea of one world government might seem nice like communism seemed nice to millions of intellectuals in the last century but it is anything but. One world government established by the elite of the world would be an even greater stupidity than nationalism and would be crueler than any Nazi boot.