To begin this blog I should start by defining War:
- A conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.
- A state or period of armed hostility or active military operations: ‘The two nations were at war with each other.’
- A contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns: the War of 1812, 1916, 1935.
- Active hostility or contention; conflict; contest: a war of words.
Simply by defining what War is, thanks to Dictonary.com I have made my point. We are at war with ‘terror'; ‘A conflict carried on by forces of arms, as between nations’. The nations in this instance being; The United States of America, Great Britain, and Australia, possibly more. We are at war with ‘terror’ (the opposition) in the form of militant groups in the location of Iraq. Are the countries mentioned above not just a massive, well structured, well funded and cooperative militant group?
Russell Brand and his news series ‘The Trews’ will inform you in much more detail what I am about to attempt to formulate. I would highly recommend the Trews, even at the expense of ‘The News’!
The Trews will tell you in detail how the media and those individuals who own media companies have an agenda as well as an obligation to deliver the news. A good example of this is the current cuts to the fire brigade which are, by cause and effect increasing deaths by fire. Why is the media not covering this story? Why are we not being told there is an increase in deaths due to government cuts? I will leave you to think this over.
Islam. What is it to you? Terrorists? Jihad? Isis? Well if you looked into the religion you would find Islam is in fact submission to God (Allah, Jehovah etc.). Why does the media not inform us of this? And inform us that there are Millions of peaceful, God loving, some God fearing Muslims across the globe! If you look into Islam even for one afternoon you could find this yourself. So for the sake of a few, say 10% of Muslims (at a stretch) are the stereotype for the the entire Muslim world? Again, think for yourself. Anyone who knows a Muslim closely will be certain this moment.
So imagine the scenario if you will. Russell Brand has kidnapped and taken over the BBC. The Trews is coming to you, news at 6, the news if the news was true…
“Hello. Subscribe here to get the Trews beamed directly into your consciousness! We are at War!! We’re bombing the poor people of Iraq. Think of the women and children, mothers and daughters getting blown to bits by the good taxpayers money! And those bloody Americans and laid back Ozzies have joined the bombing party. The party where every bomb is about 8 grand, hundred of nurses!! And why are we at war you might ask? To deprive these militant organisation of there funding. To go into their country and steal their funding. Their funding is oil. Ok….. So, to start a war with them. So we can go into their geographic region and steal their oil. Bloody hell is Hitler back on the scene!?”
My impression of Russell Brand delivering the news (Trews) at six.
Where do you and I come into all this? We must wake up to our situation and position in this system. To look into what’s actually occurring in our world, in our countries, our cities and our communities. If you browse the articles on this this blog for even five minutes you will find a Fragment of something, a thread which you can follow as long as you are comfortable. There are infinite threads. Brand speaks of Spirituality. You will find on this blog posts about Zen, Gurdjieff, Positivity, The Mind, Astrological Sun Signs and more. These are real and helpful tools for life.
If everyone on the earth followed any of the following; the path of Buddha, the way of Jesus, the teachings of Krishna, the pillars of Islam, mindfulness of Zen, Kriya Yoga, Theurgy, or even more fundamental; treating others how you wish to be treated yourself. This world would have no war. The nations would be as one. And every community would be harmonious, at peace and filled with happiness!
‘You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. I hope one day you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.’
Think what you will. That’s the wonder of life. But I choose happiness at the expense of hunger, light in the presence of darkness, hope in times of despair.
‘For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.’ -St Francis of Assisi.
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