America's Addicted To War!
Any recovering addict or alcoholic will tell you that doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is insane and a hallmark of addiction. Addiction is also a spiritual malady - a symptom of a dysfunction rooted in man’s ego.
Celebrated spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle tells us that, “Fear, greed and the desire for power,” are the motivating forces behind warfare and that man’s need for more creates a bottomless hole that can never be filled up. The “bottomless hole” Tolle refers to is not only present in those who lead us into war. Addicts and alcoholics die every day attempting to control their world and fill the “emptiness” prevalent in their lives. Tolle also suggests that our plans fail, “... when people attempt to change external reality (think war) – create a new earth – without any prior change in their inner reality, their state of consciousness. They make plans without taking into account the blueprint for dysfunction that every human being carries within: the ego.”
Regardless of whether we drink or go to war the problem resides in our ego and we will never get enough; enough wealth, enough oil, enough power. Our need for more, our addiction, our
dysfunction, is all rooted in the ego. This soul sickness may be obvious in the
selfish individual who repeatedly spends the family’s rent money getting
drunk; or you may recognize it as the insanity of the collective consciousness of
an entire society, whose desire for more results in the deaths of thousands of innocent women and children. Whether the act is domestic
violence in the home, or a major war on an international battlefield, the
problem resides in our ego.
Addiction always gets worse, never better, and ultimately brings us to a turning point where it follows one of two paths: It is either arrested and recovery begins, often through a 12 Step program, or it kills the host. Isn't the complete and total disregard for the world's environment and it's people is readily apparent? Isn't it obvious which direction this is heading? Can this continue? The big question is how do we, the people of this world, solve this problem?
There Is A Solution!
Tolle has also stated that, "The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction, its own madness." And understanding the madness of addiction is all but impossible for those who are not addicts themselves. Peace organizations have offered hundreds of logical arguments in their attempts to have America's leadership see "its own madness." This has proven to be as effective as family members begging loved ones to simply stop drinking, because addiction, rooted in the ego, defies all logic and understanding. Few, if any, arrive at 12 Step meetings suffering from an overdose of common sense. The simple truth is that most addicts finally come to realize that their way of living not only didn't work, it was destroying them and their world, and that they could no longer continue on the path they were on. We become what we do.
Over the course of the last 80 years the 12 Steps, by focusing on the root cause of addiction, have deflated the egos of millions of addicts and
alcoholics in over 150 countries around the world. The Steps are nothing more than a few simple suggestions, that when followed, change peoples lives. We come to accept that any attempts to change others will only create more chaos, more conflict. Therefore, the only person we can actually change is ourselves and then we discover a remarkable fact: If we treat others with tolerance, love, and respect - they reciprocate.
We now live in a global community. Does it not make sense to have a process for change which is capable of bringing all of mankind together? A process which is inclusive, rather than exclusive. A process flexible enough to provide the freedom for us to be individuals, while at the same time, respectfully allowing us to maintain our cultural and ethnic beliefs? Regardless of race, religion, or economic background the
Steps transform lives - and peace just happens to be a by-product of the
Steps. As individuals we can change and, by doing so, we can change our world.
You can also relax knowing that you do not have to quit drinking, give up sex, or join a monastery to be a part of Peace Anonymous. All that is required is a desire to live in peace. And it's fun....much more fun than dodging bullets and tripping over land mines.
The Peace Anonymous Film Project!
How would you like an opportunity to tell the American people your story regarding America's wars for profit?
Often when an addict or alcoholic has too frequently crossed the line and made life unbearable for others, family and friends come together and conduct an intervention. With love and respect they gather and tell the addict the truth regarding his behavior. They offer assistance but also inform him that they have had enough of the insanity and the chaos and that things must change.
The Peace Anonymous Film Project is a Global Intervention for Peace!
We want to introduce the people of the world to The 12 Steps To Peace and, at the same time, we wish to introduce the American people to the truth behind America's wars. We wish to illustrate how the Steps can be implemented to create a more peaceful existence in your homes, in your communities, and in your world. We want to bring you the stories of those whose lives have been decimated by America's wars for profit, so you can see the proof of the insanity caused by those addicted to war, and we wish to illustrate how millions have found peace, as a result of these Steps. We honestly believe that if the American people knew the truth behind US foreign policy they would never tolerate the deaths of millions of innocent civilians, simply for the benefit of a small group of corporate leaders who create these wars in order to maintain insane military budgets and steal the wealth of the world.
In the recent past a great debate has begun in America regarding the financial influence corporations have in the political affairs of their country. But in no arena has this corporate influence been more destructive than in the area of war. Millions have died. Like a drunk waking up to survey the wreckage of his past isn't it time we honestly ask ourselves the tough questions: Can this insanity continue? Isn't it time for rehab? Is the party over? Are we there yet?
Our Thanks and Gratitude:
Most importantly we wish to bring honor and respect to the memories of the millions of victims of war, regardless of where you may be from. And to the men and women at Veterans For Peace who have work tirelessly in attempting to tell the American people the truth many refuse to hear. Perhaps if the people of the world added their voices Washington may hear.
In Love and Peace!
Are we there yet?
We Need Your Support!
America spends $800 Billion a year to feed the addiction to war. What is peace worth to you? John Lennon was right - all we need is LOVE! And how do we get to LOVE? ONE STEP AT A TIME!
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