There is no way to peace,
peace is the way.
— A.J. Muste

Be peace, don't just talk about it.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

When the power of love
overcomes the love of power
the world will know peace.
— Jimi Hendrix

War will end when men see themselves in their enemies, and God in All Things.
— Michael Benner

 
 
 
 
Cost of the War in Iraq
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War, like all violence, is born of fear. The passion for liberty — to escape from tyranny and freely go your own way — is very different from the fear needed to defeat, conquer, or eradicate. Yet, the same fearful drive to eliminate or destroy whoever seems to oppose us is also apparent in agriculture and medicine. We are not only willing to poison our food, air, water and the earth itself in a futile attempt to kill-off all blight and pestilence, we also consume powerful antibiotics that wipe out the entire spectrum of beneficial flora and fauna required by a healthy, balanced immune system.

In each case, there is a primitive instinct at work — "if it's different and antagonistic, kill it." The alternative, of course, is to recognize the mutual benefits in balance and harmony, trust, respect, and charity.

Unity, strength, and safety is born of diversity not homogeny. Therefore, diversity must be embraced, not merely tolerated. Life demands it as evidenced by the fact that, in all three instances — war, agriculture, and health care — attempts to eliminate the adversaries result in even more resistant strains rising up in search of an integrated balance.

The Wisdom of the Ages teaches us to balance and harmonize conflict, to treat others as we wish to be treated, to realize that we do reap what we sow, and to transmute separative fear to Unitive Love. Most people need to feel safe in order to act in peaceful, kind, and loving ways. The secret to replacing war and all other violent behavior with peace is in learning to feel safe and wise in the presence of fear and confusion — to forgive others, as well as yourself.

Do not be tempted by those who seek to frighten you. Whether they pose as friend or foe, every promotion of fear is an effort to control you. Freedom comes from peaceful love, not violence or fear.

  We must feed and educate our "enemies" — give them bread and books. Our personal and foreign policies must foster mutual respect based on trust rather than fear.

The Great Dichotomy of Life is not so much a conflict between good and evil as it is a choice between harmony and discord, between Unitive Love and separative fear. Only the qualities of Spiritual Love and Understanding that flow from deep personal peace can vanquish fear, anger, hatred, and violence. Fill yourself with peace, harmony, compassion, and kindness. Wage peace and abolish war forever.

War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate.
— Marvin Gaye
Imagine ... nothing to kill or die for.
— John Lennon
 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.... The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

 

— Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963


  What you can do to:
Wage Peace & Abolish War Forever
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  Proof that the US Invasion and Occupation of Iraq is About Oil
  Origins in 1997 of the pre-emptive, unilateral military invasion of Iraq
  More on the neo-con Project for the New American Century
  Ten Appalling Lies About the Iraq Attack
   
  Al Jazeera in English
  Council on American-Islamic Relations
   
  What Does $87-Billion Look Like?
  Senator Ted Kenndy's Speech on the $87-Billion for Occupation
  Rumsfeld's War-on-terror Memo
 
  Skull & Bones
   Kerry Admits Skull & Bones Allegiance on "Meet the Press" (NBC)
  Skull & Bones - The Bush/Kerry Link
  Skull & Bones - 60-Minutes article (CBS)
  Bush-Nazi Link Confirmed
  Bush Connections to Nazis, Saddam, & Osama bin Laden
  CIA, Nazis, and the Republican Party
  Summary of Sources Re: Bush-Nazi Connection
  How the CIA Created Osama bin Laden
  9-11: Osama bin Laden Comes Home to Roost
  George W. Bush Resume
 
  Robert Muller's World Peace Plan 2010
  My Peace Poster
 


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