Summary of Why MC Movement Is a Necessity
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- The world situation is becoming increasingly hostile, hateful, violent and unstable.
- Smaller terrorism incidents will grow into huge, disastrous, genocidal incidents soon.
- The world is nearing the edge of a cliff—we'll all be going over it sooner, not later.
- No existing group, organization, or entity can possibly change our fate.
- No actions done by leaders, politicians, diplomats, Popes, or preachers can help us.
- There's no question about it, continuing on as we are utterly seals our doom.
The World Is About to Go Over a Cliff
- Leaders keep thinking “if only we bomb W, send more weapons to X, make a treaty with Y, negotiate with Z, we'll be able to turn this nasty situation around.” But it never works, and never could work.
- This type of thinking is silly: it asks us to believe that if only we do more of what we've been doing—only somehow do it better or get lucky—we'll pull back from the cliff edge.
- Insanity is defined as continuing to do the same thing over and over, but always hoping for a better result.
Insanity is defined as continuing to do the same thing over and over, but always hoping for a better result
- It's been obvious for years that everything's getting worse, yet we continue on the same course.
- A viable new course will look absolutely NOTHING like anything that's been tried or even thought about. It will take a RADICAL direction change to pull back from the cliff edge, not a minor course correction (which we keep doing over and over). Meantime, the cliff approaches.
- Bombing our way to peace, safety, and happiness is silly. It may well put a bandage on the ISIS situation, but in the long run we need to examine our scorecard.
- Our scorecard: for every unfriendly we kill, we create ten of his relatives swearing vengeance on us and two terrorists planning to attack U.S. interests. DO THE MATH!
Our scorecard: for every unfriendly we kill, we create ten of his relatives swearing vengeance on us and two terrorists planning to attack U.S. interests. DO THE MATH!
- The so-called War on Terror has created more terror and more terrorists, rather than “defeating enemies,” and yet we keep doing the same thing. Our War on Drugs has failed in the same way.
- Since we've so thoroughly learned that violence creates more violence and hate creates more hate, we need to ask ourselves why we insist on creating such violence—do we crave it? Or is it just our military industrial complex that craves it because it's profitable?
- Since our Wars have been a miserable failure at solving anything but instead only made everything much worse, isn't it time we used a strategy of Peacemaking, not War-making?
- The U.S. is the biggest arms dealer in world history. Given that, why are we surprised that the world is oozing violence?
The U.S. is the biggest arms dealer in world history. Given that, why are we surprised that the world is oozing violence?
- There's very little to stop ISIS or others from releasing deadly viruses, toxins, dirty bombs, etc. in our country, and according to their words, they'll do such things as soon as they can, and yet it has never occurred to anyone that it might be a good idea to get them not to want to do this.
- One would think that ISIS would want to go through Iraq to the Persian Gulf and down that to the southern shore of Pakistan, after which they'll infiltrate Pakistan northward until they get to the nukes, which they'll steal and use on us. Recall that they're wonderfully equipped and they're great warriors that will stop at nothing to achieve their terrorist goals; we need for them not to want to.
- Even if we managed to divert their course or get them to change strategies, one cannot doubt that eventually they or al-Qaeda will manage to use the very cooperative Mexican drug cartels to sneak WMDs over our southern border.
Our borders are trivial to sneak across
The movie War Games pointed out quite astutely that the only way to win wars of devastating destruction and genocide is NOT TO PLAY. It's not a difficult concept—it speaks for itself.
- Keep in mind that if we can sneak a helicopter into Pakistan and knock off Osama bin Laden, ISIS can sneak in and grab a nuke or two—what's to stop them, since Pakistanis hate America anyway?
- Violence and threats have almost totally backfired ever since we honestly needed such things in WWII. But now we need the opposite. Our military can and should help defend the U.S. but it will never help solve our overall problem. The more we bomb ISIS, the more angry Muslims will join them. And that is what is happening.
If we can sneak a helicopter into Pakistan and knock off Osama bin Laden, ISIS can sneak in and grab a nuke or two
The more we bomb ISIS, the more angry Muslims will join them; we need for them not to want to.
The U.S. is a cruel, paranoid, authoritarian bully out to punish anyone complaining about our attacks
- We need to become a force for peace and cooperation in the world. Ever since we bombed Iraq unprovoked because of oil interests, the world has seen our true colors: aggressive bullies.
- Once we become a force for peace and cooperation in the world, the terrorists whose goal is to stop the Evil Satan (us) from forcing our views on other countries will see that they need not destroy us after all. We stopped ourselves from continuing to act in our normally violent ways.
Isn't it time we become a force for peace and cooperation in the world?
- But how can this happen? No policy, agreement, or treaty will be involved. Amazingly enough, no government or politics (national or international) will be involved, nor will any religion or charitable giving. No social engineering, government programs, new laws, or social legislation will be involved.
- Again, nothing whatsoever to do with any governments or politicians will be involved!
- This brings up the question: How can our country cease being seen as a bull in a china shop but instead a peacemaker if neither the government nor any politicians nor any international diplomacy are involved?
- Answer: simple—the people themselves must make the change—beginning with the U.S. The people must transform from violence-prone, win-lose-obsessed, hateful, uncooperative, suspicious, envious warriors to win-win-reflecting, compassionate, cooperative, self-actualized, autonomous peacemakers who are good at peaceful conflict resolution.
- But how? Easy—transform parenting from being about raising authoritarian, win-lose warriors to being about raising authoritative, win-win citizens who think for themselves and do not wait for some authority to do it for them (government, politicians, Popes, ministers).
- But how? Start up the MC Movement from the grassroots level of individual citizens and families, and keep the social engineers, the politicians, and the government and its social programs OUT of it because MCs are created exclusively at the family and individual level.
- These MCs offer free childcare and elder care within a couple of houses from ones home so therefore most commuting trips (to get to childcare and elder care) are unnecessary. Almost all of your best friends are only a house or two away in your neighborhood—hardly any commuting involved there either. This will involve some people shuffling around to form MCs. MCs will produce people of good, cooperative, community-minded character who make excellent citizens and empower honest democracy that the nation's Founders would be proud of.
MCs will produce people of good, cooperative, community-minded character who make excellent citizens and empower honest democracy that the nation's Founders would be proud of
- U.S. citizens in the late 1700s and in the 1800s and the first part of the 1900s did NOT sit around looking for social engineers, politicians, and the government and its social programs to fix things for them and give them money and take over various family and community functions.
- Family and community functions were performed by families and communities and the more we've attempted to get social engineers, politicians, and the government and its social programs to fix us, save us, supplement us, and basically assume OUR responsibilities, for the last 60 years or so, the more corruption, irresponsibility, greed, and deception (at the level of government) and dependence, irresponsibility, and incivility (at the local level of families and individuals) manifested the degenerating character and moral strength of U.S. citizens. Community has died, and attempts to remedy this disconnectedness with the pseudo-connectedness of cyber-connectedness via social networking merely adds caricaturization to our isolation. Trying to overcome loneliness and alienation and isolation on Facebook fails badly. See Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?.
- We've tried negativity to get our enemies to change, and the result is an unmitigated disaster: we've turned a thousand enemies into 100 million, and 100 terrorists into 100 thousand. (Excerpts from an April 2006 report compiled from sixteen U.S. government intelligence agencies has strengthened the claim that engaging in Iraq has increased terrorism in the region.)
- Bumper stickers reflect this loss of faith in war: "Iraq: no, no, seriously now: why did we invade?"; "Patriots for Peace"; "War is not the only option"; "Real Americans don't start wars"; "Can we try a little peace now?"; And finally, Martin Luther King Jr. said it best: “War is a Poor Chisel to Carve out Tomorrow.”
- What if we quit denigrating our perceived enemies and—instead—work on ourselves? How about transforming our character from win-lose to win-win, and then how about transforming our character from alienated, other-directed, superficial, selfish, discompassionate, and loveless to self-actualized, autonomous, generous, compassionate, and loving, and then drop our authoritarian mindsets?
Authoritarianism distorts parenting until it creates misery for all, not happy citizens
- Instead of complaining about others, shouldn't we stop judging and begin fixing the myriad flaws in ourselves? The Bible's Matthew 7:4 says: "How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?"
- Authoritarianism turns out to be the key to the matter—it's why we are raising WARRIORS rather than PEACEMAKERS. It's why we're win-lose to the core, rather than win-win; why our parenting attempts are weak, conflicted, confusing, halfhearted, and ineffective; why we've never learned good conflict resolution skills or even how to relate well with others; why we cannot empower effective community—the list goes on and on. See Good News and Bad News.
Authoritarianism is why we are raising WARRIORS rather than PEACEMAKERS
- Such parenting involves discredited win-lose tactics of oppressive manipulation using punishments and rewards, ignoring the scientific facts about how badly such things work.
- All these warriors we raise have a lot of hate and aggression and win-lose hostility in them due to upbringings characterized by authoritarian strategies, neglect, smothering, nagging, emotional abuse that sometimes even resorts to physical abuse. So warriors do what warriors have always done: look around for a fight.
We express our national character of win-lose fight-seeking by being the biggest arms dealer in all of history that is just itching for a fight. How can we expect to create a peaceful world like that? (Note: there is NO evidence the military industrial complex even WANTS a peaceful world.)
The U.S. is the biggest arms dealer in all of history
- We are seeing a Third Wave revolution in the way we make war. "What is needed," the Tofflers say, "is a parallel revolution in the way we make peace.”
- Look at our horridly unsuccessful wars (the ones since WWII and Korea) and how they've backfired so badly; and finally give yourself the space to realize that continuing to do what we have been doing is suicide!!! Think about it: first we made sure the world's people were ass deep in weapons, and then we made sure that most of the world's people hated the U.S. If your mind works at all, you've added these two up and you're drawing the obvious conclusion: This won't end well!
Suicide is giving nasty weapons to all and then getting them all furious with us
- Here's a radical thought: what if we become GOOD examples to emulate rather than bad examples to hate? What if we start living very successful, highly-nurturing lives that empower our underlying natures to become compassionate win-win peacemakers and not warriors?
- We are patriots who've served this country, a country that we love. This country is being badly led—and we need a better way that doesn't merely keep repeating the same errors endlessly and stupidly and needlessly. It just so happens that we know just how our country can do this thing we've been discussing (becoming GOOD examples to emulate rather than bad examples to hate)!
- There are no government solutions to any of this. Recall that they're the ones who got us into this mess in the first place. But there's a grassroots solution that has the power to turn around the U.S., then Europe, then—slowly—the rest of the world as well. There are NO quick and easy solutions to war and terrorism. But there is a slower one. Can we afford not to utilize it?
- The benefits are way more than just world peace. Think about crime rates dropping to nearly nothing. Think about the environmental degradation finally being reduced before the whole planetary ecology goes down the drain. Think about the huge drug problems evaporating as the stress, disaffection, frustration, and unhappiness that fuels them are replaced by nurturing, hope, and inspiration. The list goes on . . .
The U.S. is on a self-defeating course of violence, war, and pushing other countries around that is backfiring worse by the day—generating ISIS, and creating hate for the U.S. in much of the world. At the same time we're pushing our country into deep debt and pushing our citizens' futures down the drain. MUST we commit national suicide?!!!
Unless American citizens start defecating money, the debt has put us all in deep doo-doo