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From Impossibility to Peace

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From flickr.com/photos/85608594@N00/16650355925/: Eleanor Roosevelt would have us act for peace. Now. We've stood on the sidelines long enough.
Eleanor Roosevelt would have us act for peace. Now. We've stood on the sidelines long enough.
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The United Nations, rendered impotent by its Security Council, is a failed organization. Its primary mission was to end wars. But wars--overt, covert, and by proxies--have been continuous since its founding in 1945. Confidence that it can, in the future, stop wars is misplaced. Expecting the United Nations to bring about peace is a delusion, an impossibility.

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Impossibility is a well-known legal concept. If it becomes highly unlikely that the purpose of an agreement can be fulfilled, in accordance with the doctrine of impossibility, signatories thereto may excuse themselves from further performance under the agreement.

War is no longer affordable. We and this Earth are living on borrowed time. All of our attention and all of our available resources must now go toward assuring planetary stability and survival.

Therefore, member countries of the United Nations are obligated, under the legal concept of impossibility, to leave that body without delay and begin forming a new international organization, one that is given the power and the authority to create peace.

Moving on requires a clear understanding of why the United Nations failed. The core reason for failure was that a controlling oligarchy desired to profit from continuous warfare. Peace was kept out of reach because warfare was so very much more lucrative.

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After WWII, certain American business interests worked to create a false impression that the Soviet Union intended to take over the world by force. The Truman Doctrine of 1947, based upon that spurious claim, turned a world that yearned for peace into warring camps. Corporate war profits have been immense ever since, continuing long after collapse of the Soviet Union. The newly created enemy is "terror," an amorphous substitute which all too conveniently crops up everywhere. See The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick and the Showtime series based on the book.

So, countries that withdraw from the United Nations to form a new and effective international body should be cognizant of the fact that the group that favors war is very much alive. Centered largely in the United States, it has captured the American political system, is protected by American military, and orchestrates corporate hegemony in world trade, finance, and resource removal. The Central Intelligence Agency, along with sister organizations in other nations, operate under the direction of the group.

Peter Dale Scott, a respected academic and poet, describes the cabal that operates in secret, profits from war, and spurns peace as the "deep state." We who live in the United States must do our part for peace and survival by opposing the deep state and ending its destructive reign.

We can accomplish that purpose by putting the civil emergency provision in our Constitution to work. The civil emergency provision is located in Article IV, Section 4 and is known as the domestic violence clause. Here's the core meaning of that clause: On application of the state legislatures, the United States shall protect the people from domestic violence." Domestic violence, to the framers, meant harm that the people were likely to do to one another that was beyond the police powers of the states to effectively handle.

Well, since 1945, in the United States, the people have been inundated with toxic exposures. The federal government, dominated by the deep state, did relatively little to stop the harms. Corporate profits were favored over compassion.

Those massive exposures to toxins have caused a profusion of illnesses and disabilities. If rates of autism in the United States continue to rise as they have since the 1980s, every other child born here will soon be burdened by that disorder. See "Autism Nation: America's Chemical Brain Drain," by Brian Moench. click here

Cancer in children was relatively rare when I grew up in the 1940s. Now, there are pediatric oncology units in our hospitals. And exposures are taking down our intelligence, our educability, and our ability to exercise impulse control. See Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development--and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation, by Philippe Grandjean.

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I propose that we camp out at the offices of our state representatives and let them all see for themselves that nearly every family in the United States has been burdened by diseases, disabilities, educational declines, and behavioral deficits. Old age had once been relatively graceful. Now, our elders fear a plague of forgetting that's beyond any that all the generations before us have had to endure.

Out of that effort will grow, within a year, a movement that's capable of pushing aside the do-nothing political parties and unhorsing the deep state that keeps us ill and powerless. A movement using the domestic violence clause will be able to construct a new America, one that's demilitarized and without a Central Intelligence Agency. Corporate grants of power can be taken back by the people. Peace, health, and survival will be the new agenda for an American people freed from corporate greed.

That's what can occur in the Unites States while people around the world take the legal concept of impossibility and use it to exit from the United Nations. Making true international governance a reality will allow for an end to wars and a future filled with promise.

 

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Michael is a lawyer, now retired from the private practice. His focus for the past thirty years has been on environmental policy. He has written about and given talks on the need to learn of and employ the the civil emergency provision in the (more...)
 

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