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The Never Ending Cycle of Nuclear Insanity

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Amidst all of the sensible and sane cries to eliminate nuclear weapons, we are caught in a self-sustaining, self-reinforcing feedback loop. Call it the Death Spiral of Human Annihilation.

Yes, the U.S. throughout its history, despite official denials even among historians who should know better -- maybe they do but prefer being manufacturers of myth rather than chroniclers of history -- has been territorial, possessive and aggressive. The Monroe Doctrine declared the entire Western hemisphere as America's backyard. The U.S. was hardly shy about grabbing as much as it could from Spain at the end of the Spanish-American War, lands as far away as the Philippines. Through treaties and hard-headed diplomacy, it has effectively turned most European nations, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan into vassal states, which promote and serve the interests of the U.S., including using their military assets and personnel to take to the battlefield in undeclared wars and provocations against those countries the U.S. perceives as enemies or obstacles to its imperial rule.

This is not particularly extraordinary or surprising. Competition defines and drives much of what goes on between countries, each nation vying for advantage and improvements in its own standing and accumulation, regardless of what hardships it might impose on other countries and their populations. Thus U.S. adventurism and colonization was pretty much business-as-usual for much of its history, as it was for every other ambitious nation on the rise.

However, beyond predictable overt aggressiveness, it was at the end of and immediately after WWII that a seismic change occurred in Washington DC that has elevated our country to become the "greatest purveyor of violence in the world" and propelled the entire planet toward the unstable, chaotic mess we now find ourselves in.

Politically there was the marginalization of Henry Wallace, and the installation of Harry Truman as president. Institutionally it was the creation of the extremely independent security organization, the CIA, as successor to the OSS (Office of Security Services). Programmatically, it was bringing 1600 Nazi scientists into the U.S. under Operation Paperclip. Economically, it was the continuation of a war economy and the expansion of the MIC -- the military industrial complex -- cementing in place the core elements of "forever war" even in times of peace. Dwight D. Eisenhower saw what was happening and in January 1961 warned the country of the dangers of this in his farewell speech.

The U.S. pursuit of empire and global hegemony now had the mechanisms, the funding, the know-how, the institutional momentum, the "right stuff", to take the world stage. All of the toxic premises and preconditions were now circulating in the bloodstream of the military and diplomatic channels, a cocktail of pathogens for the madness that infected and captivated those in power, and still does to this day.

This virulence culminated in the 90s with the collapse of the Soviet Union. The U.S. turned its back on an unprecedented historical opportunity, the chance for peace and cooperation on a global scale, one that had the potential of initiating a millennium where wars were the rare exception, and the colonial power struggle paradigm would be consigned to history books. Instead it embraced the "end of history", a baseless claim of ultimate superiority and entitlement based on America's victory over the world's only other superpower.

By the late 90s the U.S. pulled out all of the stops. It would leave no technology untapped, no opportunity unexploited, no promise or treaty unbroken, UN resolutions and world opinion be damned, international law deemed irrelevant. The trajectory we are now on was set in stone. It's our way or bombs away.


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Let's not get distracted or deluded by claims of noble intent and appeals to the twisted logic of empire.

And our mental discipline starts with our never ever forgetting who started this mess. And thus who must take the lead in fixing it.

Dropping the atomic bombs on Japan sent a message to the world, particularly the Soviet Union.

"We have the ultimate weapon and we will use it. Don't mess with us, don't doubt our resolve, no one can stop us."

The Soviet Union had no choice. Either develop a sufficient nuclear potential to counter that of the U.S. or be held hostage to bullying and coercion.

That unfortunate dynamic unleashed a nuclear arms race that at one point saw enough nuclear weaponry in the stockpiles of the U.S. and the USSR, to destroy the planet 50 times over. This madness has been tempered slightly with treaties but it's still insanity by any rational measure. Russia and the U.S. still have over 13,000 nuclear weapons -- much more powerful and "usable" than when they were at peak numerical levels -- and other nuclear nations add another 1,125 to the mix. This is an improvement. The same improvement we could claim if a person only got shot 14 times instead of 50 times. The coroner's work reconstructing the body for viewing might be a little easier. Should we count our blessings?

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Amidst all of the sensible and sane cries to eliminate nuclear weapons, we are caught in a self-sustaining, self-reinforcing feedback loop. Call it the Death Spiral of Human Annihilation. It's up to us to end this madness! Both the U.S. as a nation and the U.S. as citizens. There's no passing the buck here, not when the survival of life on Earth is at stake.

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I campaigned for George McGovern in the 1972 Oregon democratic primary. McGovern proposed heavy cuts in the defense budget. He has got to be the last president or presidential candidate to call for cuts in the war department's budget.

Bobby Kennedy was once asked, who is the most decent man in the Senate. George McGovern he said, he is the only decent man in the Senate

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George McGovern represents the best in political idealism. Do we have anyone in prominent leadership positions now with such courage of convictions?

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YES! No excuses. No compromise. No fear.

And Trump almost did it. If it weren't for General Miley...

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I believe that Trump's campaign for office can teach us loads about where the public was and is still at. He failed to follow through on a lot of his campaign promises but the promises are what got him elected. He was merciless in pointing out how "rigged" the system is and how much corruption to our democratic process is now the norm. He promised to pull us out of senseless military engagements, reduce or eliminate NATO. Voters responded because anyone who's not "owned" by the MIC knows what a horrible waste our military madness is. He promised to drain the swamp! Unfortunately, he expanded the swamp and parked a yacht in the middle of it.

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Am glad you wrote well what I seem to be repeating over and over in vain in Cyberspace. Am very hopeful the seeds will grow towards a sane world. Otherwise this video ends up our fate, "We will all go together when we go. We be french fried potatoes when we go. Lords of London will be loaded when we go.We will all fry together when we fry."

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I always believed if you repeat the truth often enough, eventually it will make a difference. Now I'm having my doubts.

I always believed if you repeat the truth often enough, eventually it will make a difference. Now I'm having my doubts.

I always believed if you repeat the truth often enough, eventually it will make a difference. Now I'm having my doubts.

I always believed if you repeat the truth often enough, eventually it will . . .

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"When shall it be said in any country of the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive...when these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and government."~ Thomas Paine"
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I could be called delusional for having high hopes that these are the times of Isaiah 2 and Micah for when Nations start to beat swords into plowshares (Feeding the world.) and never train for war again. Thing holding that up is "church people" believe we need WW 3 to fulfill the Great Spirits (The G word has gotten a bad name.) will. Them Great Spirits are asking us to get down to a swing town mind our own business way of life. When you have found the same new way in Space Cowboy as Steve Miller found, hope is about all I got to offer. Its all I got left at end of first week of most months.

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We need to understand the self-created hypnotic trance in which our species is currently immersed, as we rush as fast as we can toward ritual suicide on a global scale. We are enacting a monomaniacal persistence in error, revealing an inability or unwillingness to learn from our mistakes.

What Jung called the "shadow" element of our psyche is overspreading the world. Healing begins with shining a light on this darkness through a psychological and spiritual awareness.

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I think I speak for everyone here, Blair, in thanking you for sharing your unparalleled insights.

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John,

My goal in sharing is simply to 1) express what is within me; and 2) to serve the human family. This is one venue. Perhaps there will be others. It feels like a small thing, but, for now, I hope the ripple effect will help me make a difference.

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The butterfly wings that unleashed a typhoon in the South China Sea.

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Yes! Speaking of which, these interviews share the perspective of a teacher who catalyzed the beginning of an awakening in me.

Three Interviews with Ram Dass

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Ram Dass (aka Richard Alpert) was an important spiritual teacher in my life (he recently died), who I was fortunate to get to know. He came from a privileged background, was a Harvard psychology professor, experienced psychedelics, and traveled to India in the attempt to understand the transcendent experiences he had undergone. There he found a teacher and began to transform. He returned to the states with a focus on teaching, and meditation. He also founded the SEVA (service) foundation which, among other projects, involved itself in working with Native Americans, curing blindness in Nepal and helping Guatemalan villages re-constitute themselves following their decimation by the (American funded) army.

I and many others have found RD to be an insightful, eloquent speaker with a great sense of humor. Interestingly, his severe stroke left him with aphasia, yet in time he continued teaching.

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I think I speak for everyone here, Blair, in thanking you for sharing your invaluable advice.

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What time is it over there John? Its 3:39 Pm Thursday here. Is it Friday there yet?

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Japan is 13 hours ahead of EST in the US, meaning when it is 3:39 pm Thursday on the East Coast, it is 4:39 am Friday here.

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"Speak for yourself, John."

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I think I speak for everyone here, Blair, in thanking you for sharing your poetic sensibilities.

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OK, John, if you won't speak for yourself...

Simply preface any statement you make to me with, "I think I speak for everyone here"" - even though there is no way you can accurately do so and it is B.S.

Why not instead speak from the "I-position" - "I think or I feel?" Much more honest.

Your sarcasm is an energy that will only add to the momentum for nuclear war.

Another drop in the flowing river of destructiveness.

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I think I speak for everyone here, Blair, in thanking you for your valuable comment and indictment of my choice of words on this critical matter.

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With great warmth and affection, I say, "I think I speak for everyone here in saying: 'You are delusional!'"

Enjoy the ride!

But see if you can leave the sarcasm behind. If you're serious about what you say in this article, you will.

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I sincerely believe I speak for everyone here, Blair, in thanking you for setting a precedent by reverse example which no one else will want to follow.

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John,

You're a big kidder (I believe with unresolved anger issues, Bur who doesn't?).

I still appreciate you and your efforts.

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Please take a look at my most important work ever, written four hours after I was diagnosed with incurable schizophrenia . . .

MAGTE! MAGTE! We have the best leaders EVER!

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Humorous John,

Please take a look on line for the piece I wrote after working with schizophrenics for 6 years - "Mental Illness as an Opportunity for Transformation."

Maybe it will help.

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"... working with schizophrenics for 6 years ..."

Ha ha ha!

The old 'Really, I work here' ploy. I used that during my six years in prison. "Yep, I'm a guard and the best way to guard is to be in the cell with you guys."

You're one of a kind, Blair. We are thankful for small favors.

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Someday, hope sooner than seems, 'The Established Church" is going to understand the Damage it has done to the good news of freedom. I seriously call their strict letter of the law legalistic dogma, 1 of the last plagues. (CIA another of the plagues.) In a crowded melting pot throwing stones from glass houses has killed my goal of a mind our own business society. Church needs out of politics except to feed the poor and open lots of not for profit health clinics. I'd add home the homeless but I'd rather live under s bridge than be in any church shelter that I've seen. They also don't understand its all going to happen in the flesh this time too, just as leaders were not ready for that 2000 years ago. And its just the age old battle for freedom from empire as 200 and 2000 years ago.

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I like your thoughts. Thank you.

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"When shall it be said in any country of the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive...when these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and government."~ Thomas Paine"
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Oh, all the 7 last plagues come from the powers that be. Its like in Daniel's time he said "Persia at the time" all the birds would dwell in its empire. Like today them 100 pounds of hail are Nuclear Bombs in Revelation. But, and here is the key truth of these times, if the other Olive Branch (John Lennon was one, which sooner or latter you will understand, his death cut short these times.) ever goes to the big apple no one will survive. All the last plagues come from DC on account of 2 Nukes on Japan opening Pandora's Box. The CIA killing and killing until America has reaped enough of killing, is Pandora's Box in real life.

Guess a lot of that is the Devil's bargain in this Woodstock Song, "We are stardust, we are golden. We are billion year old carbon caught in the Devil's Bargain.

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I checked out the links at the end, the peace dividend website. This is some very outrageous thinking! I think you're really on to something. We have been abused, our tax dollars funneled to the wealthy using war after war as an excuse. Anyone who doesn't see how real people are getting screwed and that we deserve a break for a change, has their head up a dark stinky hole. I sure could use $20,000 and so could everyone I know. Calling it a refund makes total sense. Of course the establishment will call it socialism. The real socialism is all the tax breaks, subsidies, back room deals THEY get. Hypocrites!

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Thanks for paying attention. I can't get anyone to take the Peace Dividend concept seriously, especially the peace activists. They just want to repeat their current mantras, which haven't worked for at least two decades. Most citizens are just too busy trying to pay their bills and keep a steady job to worry about cholera in Yemen or the latest machinations of NATO to demonize Putin. Yes, those are valid concerns and require focused monitoring. But don't expect everyday folks to get all excited about any of it. I think tens of millions of people are crying for answers and crying out for help. They don't read OEN or attend Zoom meetings about the militarization of space. They don't hurt for the oppressed of Afghanistan. They hurt for their own families, communities, schools, which have been ravaged by the U.S. wasting trillions of dollars playing cops and robbers across the entire planet, and overthrowing regimes to serve the interests of corporate robber barons.

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You got it! I just signed up on the site as an activist. Let me know what I can do. I'll ask some friends too, if their interested. We gotta do something!

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John,

It may be that the abuse of power and consequent suffering we see now needs to (and will) increase and be compounded with a larger purpose in mind. In 10,20,30,40 years - if we are very "lucky" - we will witness massive suffering on our planet --- and in the process our hearts will be opened, such that the conditions you cite will change....

"citizens are just too busy trying to pay their bills and keep a steady job to worry about cholera in Yemen or the latest machinations of NATO to demonize Putin.... But don't expect everyday folks to get all excited about any of it. I think tens of millions of people are crying for answers and crying out for help. They don't read OEN or attend Zoom meetings about the militarization of space. They don't hurt for the oppressed of Afghanistan. They hurt for their own families, communities, schools...

This may be our emergence into selfless love - precisely what Christ and the Buddha were teaching. It would be a leap in human consciousness, unprecedented in human history.

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"In 10,20,30,40 years - if we are very 'lucky' - we will witness massive suffering on our planet ..."

And I say: "It's about time!" We haven't been suffering enough lately. Why don't they teach torture in public elementary school?

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John,

For many students, public school is already torture! That may be one of the causes of the sadism we see in society!

There is so much momentum in the MIC, indifference about suffering, and dysfunctional social institutions that it may take us that long to hit bottom (as they say in AA: "deflation at depth"); and then, from the bottom of our hearts, begin the process of recovering --- at least those of us that are still around after the Great Dying.

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Torture comes in many forms. Good intentions don't rescue us from abuse.

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Abuse needs to be emotionally worked through - with allies. Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman is IMO an excellent resource.

On the socio-cultural level - Radical Regeneration has its finger on the pulse of the human/Biospheric predicament.

We will need to use the Great Dying to die to the ego (which is causing the problems in the first place).

Have you tried meditating at a Zen Temple?

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I think I speak for everyone here, Blair, in thanking you for again sharing your invaluable advice.

"Have you tried meditating at a Zen Temple?"

I don't see where my personal spiritual life is any of your business.

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As you wish.

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Focus and staying on topic are underrated and often ignored. I don't see any other way to turn words into effective action.

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Not sure what you mean/are trying to say.

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If you figure it out, please let me know. It will become a bond of friendship.

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Psych meds for cognition.

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Before there was two, there was one. Before there was one, there was none. Before there was none . . .

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I think you are exactly right, Pure Taoism.

And in that nothing exists everything in potential...the "Fertile Void," also known in Buddhism as the Clear Light.

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Now we're on the same wavelength. My name is 'John D Rachel'. The 'D' stands for Taoism.

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But if we don't quickly raise our level of awareness and conscious activity, we will be facing a different kind of nothingness in the form of a nuclear holocaust.

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What? You got the entire point of my article? Can I nominate you for the Nobel Peace Prize?

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click here Battle Deaths by Year. Maybe humans are getting better? Maybe video games have turned the tide.

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Does this take into account domestic quarrels and road rage?

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The nuclear war will end that. If you could replace the red Nuclear blotches on your map with say, sage green, I could relax more., and get on to Covid holocaust maps, fire maps, global warming maps, homicide maps, etc. After all, radiation is green.

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I will always defer to someone with more highly evolved taste in color. I certainly wasn't aware that "radiation is green", in that radiation embraces a huge swath of the electromagnetic spectrum and green is only an infinitesimal slice. I stand corrected and will from now on only reference Flash Gordon comic books for my understanding of physics.

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Not to rain on your parade...but I recommend Choosing Earth by Duane Elgin - as it seem probable 'we ain't seen nothin' yet.' In the upcoming decades we all may be part of "The Great Dying."

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"That he not busy being born is busy dying." - Bob Dylan from It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding).

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It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

We may all be saying that all too soon. Believe me, I'm not looking forward to it.

Until we "get" the humungousness of our predicament...fo-get about it!

Time to get our spiritual house in order...

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I think I speak for everyone here, Blair, in thanking you for again sharing your sage, if repetitious, advice.

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I love your sense of humor, John Rachel. I especially admire your patience and toleration of idiocy. You are either numb or a saint.

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"When shall it be said in any country of the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive...when these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and government."~ Thomas Paine"
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All I can say, knowing a few things about times like these later days, latter than ever before is, in year 2021 of 21st century, we just stumbled (A drunken stumble.) into the 21 days of Daniel 10, when Michael came to stand with who was left standing with Prince of Persia for 21 days. The Prince of Greece soon to come is the Democracies of the West.

Daniel says he alone saw the vision and had an understanding of it, but all with him were scared to death, or full of fear he says. Daniel was told what I will say to John Rachel, be bold and courageous for you are highly esteemed, just as my Brother Richard (Who I will bet was Daniel.) has always been highly respected by me. Even when he left a great local Rock Band 7 miles west of North Bridge in early 70s to find the truth in California, ending up on Jesus Farm helping to found the Church of Open Door in Sonoma County. That born again stuff did clean my up some for a couple years 78-80s, from living the 60s in Littleton, me ans Shemp walked the hour and a half to North Bridge in 76.

Will bet the house Richard ends up Daniel of Daniel 12:13 who will arise for his allotted portion, which is all I'm after at these days that are the end of this age. We witnessed on 1-6-21 Babylon thrown down in violence in 1 hour, which is also the appointed time of the end in Daniel 11:45. Them Rock And Rollers with insight will back this up and shine brightly in Daniel 12:3 when them 144,000 are given control of the TV. Then the TV will be a tool leading towards Peace and Brotherhood learning to share this boiling melting pot we have been thrown down to from war in heaven after 2 Nukes created havoc instead of peace the end of WW 2 could have.

"Daniel my Brother you are more loved than I can you feel the pain." Richard my even well take a plane to the big apple to find out who is left that wants to kill me.

How anyone who knows the truth of these times happening all in the flesh could be full of such gloom and doom pisses me off to no end. People who "think" they know the truth but teach glom and doom are to be purged and refined from the trash. For this is the dawning of NEW AGE of brotherhood learning to live one with Mother Earth.

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How easy it all is if we just attune ourselves. You're obviously very able to sort through the myths and parables and make the connections.

"... what I will say to John Rachel, be bold and courageous for you are highly esteemed ..."

I am not averse to being bold where it's required and not so when it's not. I appreciate your saying I'm highly esteemed. I would settle for being taken seriously. I'm not quite sure why there's so little interest or excitement about this, though I can't imagine anything much bolder other than a bloody uprising.

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"When shall it be said in any country of the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive...when these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and government."~ Thomas Paine"
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Oh Arlo over the last year of retiring from Tours, has commented about being the fool on the hill. But he knows that after 50+ years, singing a long stupid song, no one can be sure how many people are sitting on that 21st Century Group W Bench. Just got to love the location of that bring your own god church, that cleans out trash before Celebrating Thanksgiving Dinners, of them united on peaceful solutions getting whatever they want. Be a great tradition of all religions to clean out the legalistic strict letter of the law dogma mumbo jumbo, and get done to the spirit of compassion behind the good news.

Had thought my whole life America looked like a Turkey. Only in mid to late 1990s did Massachusetts start looking like a cartoon Musket. The hammer up at N.H., Cape Cod the hook to hang the guns up on and Providence pulls the trigger on that Bring Your Own God Church, where we fire more shots of Liberty with Thanks & Giving out of MA.

Thanksgiving for being passed over the 70+ years of undeclared US wars and war crimes, seen before our eyes on TV of which Church-State Beasts of Revelation 12-13 have been claiming to trust in some moral god, while killing innocent people. And JFK was the fatal wound which the Beatles Rock and Roll of the Pearls of Thunder healed the beast of.

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"When shall it be said in any country of the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive...when these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and government."~ Thomas Paine"
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I include your 6 sky scrappers of $100 bills in my News Letters I send out. Since Corona Reckoning have been sending out all 6 from the last 10 years, with 2 DVDs included in Blue Ray Cases. A Pearls of Thunder 60s Occupy Spiritual Rock video, my pride of life when learned how to burn Videos in 2012, but now the Native one is better, full of Marty Staurt Badlands videos and John Trudell.

$5.50 Postage for 9.5 by 12 inch flat brown envelopes with Johnny Appleseed (Home town born hero am 2rd coming of at Post Office.) Brochure taped to the back. (Arlo is going to put this to a song. Hope its not an 18 minute long one.) Its sent to some fertile ground places. Well in 2021 of 21st century the whole country is fertile ground for the truth. Even if nothing anyone can do.

The Native one ends with these Blue Grass Nashville Saints calling every one to march in the streets demanding peace. The blue outfit on black man leading singer is a kick. Oh no, now it ends with One Tin Soldier version of Billy Jack video. Would love to get copy rights to go public with them. They are that good.

Just started send the 6 News Letters, 4 pages 32 pound paper with good graphic use. Got a reply from one but think its a pay to publish one. They say a man is going to contact me soon. Think it would make a Great Magazine set up.

Here is John Trudell, spokesman for them Indians who Occupied that Prison in San Fran Bay 1969-71.

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God bless you, Michael! I think those skyscrapers help people grasp what a colossal rip-off our military madness costs. Big numbers are too abstract ... $6,832,000,000,000.

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"When shall it be said in any country of the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive...when these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and government."~ Thomas Paine"
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Oh, in the News Letter, after goal of Firing a Few More Shots of Liberty with Thanks & Giving out of Massachusetts. Thanksgiving for being passed over 70+ years of undeclared US wars and war crimes. I add that the Nukes need to be put under some kind of UN run NASA program. Asking can we turn them into electricity.

Then I add your photo of $100 dollar bills. Saying first pay back should be to find homes for the homeless. Adding in, we need Marrinie Williamson's call for Palaces of Education, for them who built them 6 sky scrapers need much education, plus a lot of mental health care, such as backyards from an overworked, underpaid stressed out life.

If you wanted to see the News Letter I could send it by email attachment. You should sue me so as to get needed exposure.

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I'd love to see how the Peace Dividend materials are being applied elsewhere. Thanks!

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"When shall it be said in any country of the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive...when these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and government."~ Thomas Paine"
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Message me with your email.

I think first we need to home them without a home. 2rd Palaces of Education Ms Williamson wants for kids. People who built them 6 sky scrapers need and education and much mental health care.

The News Letter is different format than a blog right now, but can send it as an attachment to an email. Email is so outdated in year 2021 of 21st century. I do like my call in it for a UN run NASA program to figure out what to do with the Nukes. Can we turn them into electricity, or will we need them to blow aliens out of the sky?

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"Can we turn them into electricity, or will we need them to blow aliens out of the sky?"

We can build a beautiful wall with them and when the "aliens" try to cross the border, WE'LL BLOW THEM UP!

Oh . . . you meant space aliens. We don't need nukes for them. We'll just let them watch TV and they'll get stupid and forget why they came here.

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John,

You wrote these on-target words:

"Amidst all of the sensible and sane cries to eliminate nuclear weapons, we are caught in a self-sustaining, self-reinforcing feedback loop. Call it the Death Spiral of Human Annihilation. It's up to us to end this madness! Both the U.S. as a nation and the U.S. as citizens. There's no passing the buck here, not when the survival of life on Earth is at stake."

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"I can't get anyone to take the Peace Dividend concept seriously, especially the peace activists." I'm not quite sure why there's so little interest or excitement about this, though I can't imagine anything much bolder other than a bloody uprising."

"On the socio-cultural level - Radical Regeneration has its finger on the pulse of the human/Biospheric predicament.

"We may need to use the Great Dying to die to the ego (which is causing the problems in the first place)."

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Repetition is an age-old technique of learning and teaching. It is especially relevant when so many of us are in denial. Repeating ideas might just help them sink in.

I wonder if more people aren't responding to your excellent ideas, because they are tired, burned out and relatively hopeless and/or indifferent and/or are distracted and don't realize the seriousness of our predicament. There might also be a subconscious awareness that your proposed interventions are at a less than adequate level re- approaching the problem. Besides the book I mentioned (which does have answers). You also mentioned that you read many hours a day. Why not give this one a whirl?

I will leave you with this quote from Edgar Morin:

"Admit that the situation is logically hopeless," he suggests - for,

"if the situation is logically hopeless, this indicates that we have arrived at a logical threshold at which the need for change and the thrust toward complexification can allow for the transformations that could bring metasystems into being.

"It is when a situation is logically impossible that novelty and creativity, which always transcend logic, can arise. Thus, it is when the chemical organization of groups of millions of molecules became impossible that a living auto-eco-organization first appeared."

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Mark Skidmore has some important insights. My recent interview of him has some powerful, relevant, and useful revelations.

Mark Skidmore Interview: What Are The Prospects For Peace?

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