Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Weapons of Mass Destruction vs. Instruments of Mass Creation 

The predominant concept of power here in the U.S. is based primarily on the potential for destruction. There's nothing exceptional about that - it has always been the human race's predominant concept of power. It was unavoidable when the world was larger and more mysterious. It's still somewhat unavoidable, but the time has arrived for humanity to begin in earnest to redefine power as the potential for creation.

There are four points that make the American "empire" unique among empires. First, it aspires to the highest principles and has an admirable record of upholding them; second, it contains an abundance of enlightened creative power; third, it has the opportunity to avoid the fate of previous empires; and last, its potential for destruction is absolute. Unfortunately, America's leadership relies on the last point to the exclusion of the first and second, effectively nullifying the third point. Considering the reality of the last point, the failure of the American "empire" promises to be accompanied by unprecedented destruction.

It doesn't have to happen that way. On the other side of the coin is the opportunity to lead humanity to the next step of its cosmic journey. But that won't be possible without a massive paradigm shift, and I have serious doubts that the American people are up to the challenge. Looking at the state of the U.S. government, it's difficult to imagine a massive perceptual change without an intervening calamity. Human beings are notorious for avoiding sound judgement until it's too late.

The neofascists that control the U.S. government are committed to the following formula: yesterday's thinking * absolute destructive power = victory where the rest have failed. When they say that 9/11 changed everything, they're attempting to legitimize their wrongheaded reformulation of a long ago discredited ideology. They know that the only way to get us to accept their savage nonsense and everything that goes with it, is to have us believe that 9/11 somehow made savage nonsense the only viable solution to the problems we face as a nation.

Of course, their formula couldn't be more wrong. I confess to being amazed by the intellectual and moral vacuity that it takes to embrace such faulty thinking. And I'm shocked that this insanity is actually intent on tyrannizing our lives. The narrative of the last five years is almost beyond belief - every tragic, predictable chapter of it.

Guess what, I know how the neofascists' vulgar tale ends. They are running a well-known script, after all.

For what it's worth, here's the correct formula for this "empire," as it contemplates its future and the future of humanity: an abundance of enlightened creative power * the highest principles = success where the rest have failed.

Before I go, I want to tell you an apparently obscure fact about weapons of mass destruction. There is only one legitimate reason to use them: as a last resort, in self-defense, against an invading army. The rest is terrorism, pure and simple.

With neofascist terrorists controlling it, the American "empire" is bound to go down in an infernal blaze of vainglory. It's already well on its way. What are we going to do about it, good people?

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