April 20, 1999
Subject: Various feedbacks on recents posts + Global warming may increase ozone hole
+ Melting of Antarctic ice shelves accelerates + Depleted (DU) uranium used in bullets
and missile + Tons of western aid disappear in Albania without trace, etc.
Here is a quite diversified email with subjects ranging from the terrible effects
and environmental disaster resulting from the NATO bombing to the accelerating global
warming phenomenon, including a number of comments made by some of you to recent
posts sent to this list or only to a couple people. This all makes for a composite picture
of a world in the middle of a major crisis -- and it barely scratches the surface
of the issues that need to be dealt with, one way or another, sooner of later. It's
not all dark, as there are many glimmers of hope, yet it requires a balanced mind and a
firmly grounded heart to lucidly look at the issues presented here (as in many previous
posts) and find the inner resolve to continue forging ahead with a renewed commitment
to do our best to make a positive difference in the potential outcome of our cumulative
And it is a reminder, once again, to make sure we don't buy into all the disinformation
and one-sided picture of "reality" peddled by the mass media.
And most importantly, we must continue to radiate counterbalancing energies of Love
and Peace and trust that, in the end, everything will turn out OK.
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
P.S. Please note that the correct URL for the ASPARTAME RECALL PETITION mentioned
in a recent email to you is:
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999
From: Palden Jenkins <email@example.com>
Subject: Serbia bombing
Here's a rather poignant comment from my friend Neda in Belgrade, about the
bombing of factories. Regardless of the rightness or wrongness of bombing,
I believe that bombing environmentally-sensitive targets is very risky and
questionable, even though, in the logic of warfare, it is regarded as
It is half past four in the morning and I am waiting for the informations
from the "Belgrade information centre" about the gases which are comming
from the oil factory and chemistry industry which were hit few hours ago
and which are, sorry, were, placed in the town which is almost connected to
the Belgrade. The cloud is comming this way, up the river Danube. Couple of
small villages between Belgrade and Pancevo are being evacuated.
Four kids aged 10 - 15 are sleeping at my home (two mine, one relative and
one friend of my daughter), and I do not dare go to sleep.
Who is fighting whom here?
Subject: UK TIMES: Poison cloud engulfs Belgrade /AN ecological disaster...
Poison cloud engulfs Belgrade
An ecological disaster was unfolding yesterday after
Nato bombed a combined petrochemicals, fertiliser and
refinery complex on the banks of the Danube in the
northern outskirts of Belgrade.
A series of detonations that shook the whole city early
yesterday sent a toxic cloud of smoke and gas hundreds
of feet into the night sky. In the dawn the choking cloud
could be seen spreading over the entire northern skyline.
Among the cocktail of chemicals billowing over hundreds
of thousands of homes were the toxic gas phosgene,
chlorine and hydrochloric acid. Workers at the industrial
complex in Pancevo panicked and decided to release tons
of ethylene dichloride, a carcinogen, into the Danube,
rather than risk seeing it blown up.
Sunday April 18
UK Paper: NATO Ready to Invade Kosovo in May
LONDON (April 18) XINHUA - NATO is making plans for a ground invasion of Kosovo
as early as the end of May, Britain's newspaper Observer said on
Some 80,000 troops had been earmarked for the operation and that some American
troops had already started training in Colorado, according to the paper, which
quoted senior sources in London and Washington as saying that the accelerated
timetable followed insistence by NATO's political leaders that the bombing
campaign against Yugoslavia must be over within three months.
Referring to what it called a radical rethinking of NATO strategy, the paper
quoted one source as saying last week that "we are no longer talking about
simply sending peacekeeping troops into an entirely permissive environment."
AND HERE IS A MOST BEAUTIFUL COMMENT (PARTLY QUOTED HERE) FROM A CO-FOUNDER OF THE
EARTH RAINBOW NETWORK AND FRIEND WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN ORGANIZING THE FIRST MEETING
OF THIS NETWORK, IN SANTA BARBARA, IN DECEMBER 1997.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH STEVE FOR YOUR MOST SUPPORTIVE LETTER ;-) YOUR WORDS, AS USUAL,
RESONATE DEEPLY WITH TRUTHFUL ACCURACY, EXPECIALLY ABOUT THE "INVISIBLE" EFFECT OF
OUR COMMON WORK OF LOVE.
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999
From: steve diamond <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: thanks, jean...
yes, we are in a very 'exciting' time right now, where the forces of the dark
are stepping up their violent and manipulative efforts right as we are zooming
to the light of the new millennium. your quote from malraux "the next century
will be spiritual or it won't be..." is a great quote. this is what is going on
without doubt, that as more and more people wake up to the light, the forces of
the dark are that much more energized against the light, so right up to the end
it's a photo-finish struggle. the more you go to the light, the more the dark
lusts after you, until, confirmed in your direction, the dark realizes that it
has lost you to the light.
your 'adventure' in truth, seeking the truth about simon and his alleged truth
seekers operation, was a great move forward for you and your sincerity shines
through, jean. thank you for having the experience for the rest of us readers
out here in the communal world of cyberspace. also you maintained your own
equilibrium beautifully, even wishing the best for this manipulative ego-driven
simon, holding no grudge against him for what he was doing.
i seem to recall after our ern gathering here in santa barbara suggesting that
your talent as a moderator and editor of a cyber community would be a great
service to many people, and lo and behold you've created it-- that's the thing
about how we get surprized, we start doing a thing without even being conscious
of it, in many cases, and suddenly it comes to fruition.
anyway, keep on keeping on. your work is certainly appreciated by many, in
spite of the financial difficulties we all live with in order to keep doing
what we've been 'assigned' in this lifetime to do by our higher selves and the
invisible masters who wish for the best for humanity.
as you know, in our four-year effort to spread the idea and thoughtwave of "one
day in peace, january 1, 2000!" around the world, (in which i believe we have
at this point 'succeeded,') we've had very little in the way of financial
help. as i said to bob silverstein on many occasions, "hey, with 2 million
dollars, anyone could do this. it takes real 'character' to do it with
nothing!" and i'm sure the same holds true for you, jean. and through these
struggles we grow, hopefully.
like so many of the lightworkers active now, you have actually succeeded in
your effort more than you can imagine. because the real work of our collective
incarnations has not been in creating a specific event or changing any
governmental system, but in giving help to increasing the peace, or spreading
the light. and this is (at the moment) an intangible factor, it can't
bemeasured or calculated, sometimes, its even 'invisible.' that's why the
world's 'media' hasn't heard about it yet! the lightwork is like the opposite
of the stealth bomber -- it does its work 'above' the field of normal human
radar, so to speak, it is reaching people's consciounesses at a higher plane,
and its magnetism then radiates outward and affects those around them and
brings them higher as well.
be well, jean, and keep up your true search for the truth. your many readers,
like myself, are enjoying your 'editorial' adventure.
"one day in peace, january 1, 2000!"
expecting a miracle... pass it on... join the thoughtwave campaign
http://www.oneday.net & http://www.oneday.org
From: "Colin Gajewski" <email@example.com>
Subject: Feedback, Kosovo, Linda Seebach...
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999
Dear Jean, Dear Friends,
Thanks very much for keeping me up to date on what we are all doing - yes, we
are winning, thanks to the efforts of the countless friends, brothers and sisters
whom we may never physically meet.
I was very much impressed by what Linda Seebach had to pass on to us regarding
'Critical Mass'. This is exactly what we will cause to happen. When enough people
on this planet have aligned themselves, making peace the main goal in their lives,
there will be a phase transition and everyone else will come along with us. It just won't
be possible to be afraid anymore... People will forget that they ever were. All
we have to do is work together, unconditionally loving and supporting each other,
and it will happen. Good things are coming - for us all.
Love and gratitude to everyone,
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999
From: Margot Maurice <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: global connection
Dear Jean.....Reading your messages including "We are winning" is so
uplifting. I am collecting each one of them & reading them to a group
that I hold each fortnight. I spoke at Easter to them of the meditations
& all are joining in each day. It makes us all feel so connected to the
whole world in this vision of Peace in Kosovo & other trouble spots of
the world. As we are in Australia we do often feel as though we are on
another planet all together from the rest of the world & can become
complacent with our peaceful existance so thank you for allowing us to
be part of what is going on in this spiritual network.It confirms to us
isolates that we really are one with our group brothers & sisters.I have
been saying a mantram for group fusion which was written by Foster
Bailey (husband of Alice Bailey) many years ago.
"I am one with my group brothers & all that I have is theirs.
May the love that is in my soul pour forth to them.
May the strength that is in me lift & aid them.
May the thoughts which my soul creates reach & encourage them"
From the book Reflections by Foster Bailey & published by Lucis Trust
Once again thank you Jean for bringing about this connectedness.
Margot Maurice (South West of Western Australia)
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999
From: Noelle Simpson <email@example.com>
Subject: Healing Global illness
Palden's article about Kosovo illness and remedy was brilliant. It went beyond the
knee jerk reaction that we have to war if we are peace lovers.
Looking at the bigger karmic lessons that we have to learn for the human
race to move forward. We are our brother's keeper and we must not turn a blind eye
The idea that any ruler can do what they like because it is on sovereign
territory is an out dated notion. It is these same dynamics that allow child abuse
and violence to remain behind closed doors.
Let's give Peace a chance. Let's make sure that we start with making sure
that we treat everyone with whom we are in contact w ith love and respect. At the
same time we should help in any way can to relieve the suffering of the Kosovars
and bring light love understanding and compassion to the whole situation
Noelle Simpson in New Zealand
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999
From: Susan Ferguson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Global warming may increase ozone hole
[I have read that the ozone hole is now larger and our exposure to skin cancer
will be greater than ever this summer. A recent article in a health care
magazine suggests that people go out in the sun AFTER 4pm. Sound extreme? Check
the skin cancer rates for yourself. ---S]
Global warming may increase ozone hole
March 29, 1999
Despite international measures to reduce atmospheric concentrations
of ozone destroying halogens to protect the ozone layer, global
warming may lead to a weakening of the ozone layer, according to
A team of German, Swiss and British scientists reported in the March 26
issue of the journal Science that while future climate change is expected to
heat up the lower atmosphere it is likely to cool the air at the altitude of the
ozone layer in the stratosphere.
Cooler air in the stratosphere may lead to increased polar stratospheric
clouds, which are believed to play an essential role in ozone hole
In particular, the cloud particles may settle lower atmospheric layers,
thereby removing trace gases which under normal circumstances lead to a
deactivation of ozone-destroying chlorine.
In other words, in a colder stratosphere the sediment particles may inhibit an
important mechanism protecting ozone.
Melting of Antarctic ice shelves accelerates...04/09/99
SEE THE ATTACHED PICTURE I SENT YOU ALL TO ILLUSTRATE THIS ARTICLE!!
(ENN) Decades of warming temperatures in the Antarctic have caused two
ice shelves to break up and melt faster than
anyone expected, scientists from Colorado and the United Kingdom said
Wednesday. A warming trend in the region has caused the annual melt
season to increase by two to three weeks over the last 20 years, say
researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder's National Snow and
Ice Data Center and the British Antarctic Survey. In fact, the Larsen B
and Wilkens ice sheets on the Antarctic Peninsula have lost nearly 3,000
square kilometers of their total area in the last year, according to
satellite photos monitored by NSIDC.
According to the photos, the Larsen B ice shelf on the eastern side of
the peninsula has continued to crumble after an initial
small retreat in spring 1998. In a series of events that began in
November 1998, an additional 1,714 square kilometers of shelf
area caved away, said Research Associate Ted Scambos of CU-Boulder's
On the southwest side of the peninsula, the Wilkins ice shelf retreated
nearly 1,100 square kilometers in early March of last
year, said Scambos. His team and colleagues at the British Antarctic
Survey in Cambridge had predicted the breakup would
happen and had their suspicions confirmed by satellite radar images.
"The radar images showed a large area of completely shattered ice,
indicating an ice front 35 kilometers back from its previous
extent," said Scambos. "The sudden appearance of thousands of small
icebergs suggests that the shelves are essentially broken
up in place and then flushed out by storms or currents afterward."
Scientists: Antarctic ice shelves breaking up fast
April 8, 1999
WASHINGTON (Reuters) --
Two Antarctic ice shelves have broken up more quickly than anyone predicted,
indicating that the effects of global warming may be accelerating, scientists
said on Wednesday.
They published satellite images showing the Larsen B and Wilkins ice
shelves in "full retreat," having lost nearly 1,100 square miles (3,000 square
km) of their total area in the last year.
Ted Scambos of the University of Colorado at Boulder said his team and
colleagues at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge had predicted the
break-up would happen, but not this quickly.
"It happened much faster than we thought," Scambos said in a telephone
interview. "Within this last calendar year we saw a retreat not only on
Larsen but the Wilkins."
...Sea level rising
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, global sea level has risen about 4
inches (10 cm) during the past century. It says if all the Earth's glaciers
melted, which is unlikely, sea levels would rise by 260 feet (80 meters).
Antarctica, the fifth largest continent, contains about 90 percent of the
world's glacial ice.
NOTE: I CIRCULATED THIS INFO BELOW TO MANY LISTS.
From: Rosalie Bertell <IICPH@compuserve.com>
I am an Epidemiologist. My specialty is in higher mathematics, with
applications in the radiobiology and the biomedical sciences.
You can quote me on the following comment on the crisis in Kosovo:
Depleted (DU) uranium is one of the largest categories of radioactive waste
produced for the nuclear weapons and nuclear reactor industry. It is
highly toxic to humans, both chemically as a heavy metal and radiologically
as an alpha particle emitter which is very dangerous when taken internally.
Recently it has been a substitute for lead in bullets and missiles by the US
and UK, and was first used extensively by the West in the Gulf War. It is
most likely a major contributor to the Gulf War Syndrome experienced both
by the veterans and the people of Iraq.
When used in war, the DU bursts into flame from the impact when it hits a
target. It can pierce tanks and armoured cars, releasing inside of them a
deadly radioactive aerosol of uranium, unlike anything seen before. It can
kill everyone in a tank. This ceramic aerosol is much lighter than uranium
dust. It can travel in air tens of kilometres from the point of release,
or be stirred up in dust and resuspended in air with wind or human
movement. It is very small and can be breathed in by anyone: a baby,
pregnant woman, the elderly, the sick. This radioactive ceramic can stay
deep in the lungs for years, irradiating the tissue with powerful alpha
particles within about a 30 micron sphere, causing emphysema and/or
fibrosis. The ceramic can also be swallowed and do damage to the
gastro-intestinal tract. In time, it penetrates the lung tissue and enters
into the blood stream. It can be stored in liver, kidney, bone or other
tissues, again for years, irradiating all of the delicate tissues located
near its storage place. It can effect the blood, which is the basis of our
immune system, and do damage to the renal system as it is eventually
excreted in the urine. It can also initiate cancer or promote cancers
which have been initiated by other cancinogens.
In October 1998 the WHO undertook a two year study of the increasing cancer
rates, especially leukemia in young children, which have been note in
southern Iraq where most of the war took place.
The WHO report is not yet out, but newer data from Iraq tells the story of
even more dramatic increases in cancer rates, especially among the Iraqi
veterans who participated in the war. In the West, thousands of veterans
are recognized as seriously ill with an unknown syndrome, and we have been
able to document DU in their urine as late as 7 or 8 years after the war.
There is no natural source of DU to explain this phenomena!
It is imperative that we all denouce this radiation and toxic chemical
warfare! It has now been used by the US and Britain against Iraq and in
Bosnia. It is now being used in Kosovo (NATO announcement in Europe, 30
March 1999). It has been condemed by the United Nations Human Rights
Tribunal (August 1996 Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights,
Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of
Minorities). The Human Rights Commission has requested that the Secretary
General prepare a written report on DU and certain other weapons of mass
destruction (Resolution 1997/36, which also established a UN Rapporteur to
take over the study of DU and other weapons of mass destruction on behalf
of the UN). The damage being done will not only cause incredible and
unending suffering to today's victims, but the genetic damage it may cause
can be passed on to their offspring. Such weapons and war itself need to
be condemned as utter barbarianism!
This is certainly not to be interpreted as condoning so-called ethnic
cleasing or any of the nationalistic actions of the Yugoslav government.
However, as one of the Professors at the University of Toronto said, "I can
offer a different and more effective policy, but I would not start from
here". This Kosovo action is resulting from deep seated conflicting ideas
of "World Order" - that proposed by NATO's vision of itself as a world
police force, and that of the OSCE (Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe) which sees security rising out of honest cooperation
and legal resolution of conflicting opinions.
Rosalie Bertell, Ph. D., GNSH
IN RESPONSE TO A *VERY* LONG POST FROM Boudewijn Wegerif FROM SWEDEN (PLEASE, ASK
A COPY FROM HIM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED), KIM BAKER FROM SOUTH AFRICA HAD THIS MOST
From: "Kim Baker" <email@example.com>
To: "Boudewijn Wegerif" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999
Subject: Re: EASTER 2001 -- Important Follow-up
Thank you for your thought-provoking e-mail.
You may not be aware that certainly in my case, from my very limited
base of knowledge and experience, you are preaching to
the converted. I tend to agree wholly with
writers such as Immanuel Wallerstein, who provide
a systemic sketch of how capitalism will eventually
destroy itself - it's obvious, a thing cannot expand,
and expand, and expand, on a contained, limited
area, such as the earth - there are only so many
resources to plunder, only so much illusionary debt
that can be created.
There is no question and no doubt that that base human
impulse of greed, carefully crafted into "interest-based
credit and debt" as a tool for consuming, consuming,
consuming is at the root here. In ancient Hindu writings,
it was scribed that we could take from the earth, but
always, always should replace with more than we have
taken. As humans, we really have no excuse for the
havoc we have wreaked on this planet, its creatures,
and each other - all the wisdom and guidelines were
there, in most of the ancient religious texts, before
they were perverted by human agendas.
The question is: HOW do we get out of this trap?
How? I mean, if I really believed that going on a fast
to the death would do it, I would, without hesistation.
Throughout the ages we have had so many enlightened
teachers - Jesus, Buddha, the Vedas, Gandhi...I could
go on and on. But STILL, it seems the "majority" impulse
is to hate and destroy, driven by greed, "me-first",
like unthinking automatons.
Given your/our Easter 2001 Vision - yes, I saw it,
I still see it, the final version - a gathering of
shamans, north american indians, aborigines, women
from oppressive cultures such as that found in Pakistan,
African choirs, children, all the oppressed groups in
the world, on the slopes of Table Mountain, powered by
light, and the most incredibly beautiful music, as
a "gateway", a vehicle through which the formiddable
and HUGE Power of Love can pour into the world, onto
the Earth, and touch human hearts world-wide.
But as soon as I start to think of the practical side -
it needs money, equipment, transport, lighting, and
all that to make this a reality, I "shut down" - it needs
the very thing, the very mode of operating that we are
saying no to, in order to make it happen. It needs
I don't have answers, these are just thoughts that have
arisen from reading your e-mail, in our on-going
dialogue, which seems to be weaving its own pattern,
spreading to other places......and leading us somewhere...
it is evolving.
From: "Jaclyn Stein Henderson, LMP, RC" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999
Much thanks for circulating all the fine emails and prayers for peace now.
The news media is now using the following phrase to clothe all that is
happening in the Balkans: "In Harm's Way."
I request that in our prayers, thoughts and spoken words to one another that
we use this phrase instead, "In Love's Way."
By saying these words instead of their dark counterpart, we may speak and
enliven those with that to which we are aligned.
All love to you and yours, IN LOVE'S WAY,
Jaclyn Stein Henderson, NCTMB, RC ~ www.oz.net/attunement ~
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Join the Attunement Alliance:
Let your heart rest. All is well. Trust life to govern all things.
P.S. "In Love's Way" is the title of my new book. Many useful inclusions from other
light workers will be included. All light workers and peace keepers are invited
to send me at email@example.com a short submission for this book.
a.. a short prayer for peace
b.. simple light work technique or practice you utilize to send distance healing
to others in need
c.. your online and snailmail addresses, website titles, and email addresses,
and FULL REAL NAME (including letters after your name if any)
d.. any other SHORT peace keeping thoughts you'd like to share with others.
Tons of western aid disappear in Albania without trace.
Itar-Tass News Agency
Wednesday, April 07, 1999
ROME, April 7 (Itar-Tass) via NewsEdge Corporation -
Tons of humanitarian aid, which Western countries send for the Kosovo
refugees, are disappearing in Albania without a trace, often becoming a booty of local
criminal groups, representatives from Italian charity organisations said here on
Wednesday after visiting the region.
Blankets, tinned food and bottles with drinking water, which have failed to
reach their destination, could have made up a modern "Tower of Babel", a
monument to criminal negligence and mismanagement, they told Itar-Tass.
AND HERE IS HOW YOU MAKE AN ILLEGAL WAR (NOT APPROVED BY ANY UN RESOLUTION) LEGAL...
WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN ON A PAPER
13 Apr 18:22
Text of Executive Order Designating Combat Zones
To: National and International desks
Contact: White House Press Office, 202-456-2100
WASHINGTON, April 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is the text
of an Executive Order, released today by the White House:
- - - - - - -
DESIGNATION OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA
(SERBIA/MONTENEGRO), ALBANIA, THE AIRSPACE ABOVE,
AND ADJACENT WATERS AS A COMBAT ZONE
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the
Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including
section 112 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 112), I
designate, for the purposes of that section, the following locations,
including the airspace above such locations, as an area in which
Armed Forces of the United States are and have been engaged in
-- The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia/Montenegro);
-- the Adriatic Sea;
-- the Ionian Sea north of the 39th parallel.
For the purposes of this order, I designate March 24, 1999, as
the date of the commencement of combatant activities in such zone.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
April 13, 1999.
Copyright 1999, U.S. Newswire
NOTE: I RECEIVED A CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF FEEDBACKS TO MY POST ABOUT ROAN CARRATU
SOME WEEKS AGO, SO MANY IN FACT THAT I'VE BEEN UNABLE YET TO READ THEM ALL. I'VE
BEGUN PREPARING AN EMAIL WITH SOME OF THOSE FEEDBACKS, COMING YOUR WAY SOON. HERE
IS WHAT ROAN HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE WAR IN KOSOVO A FEW DAYS AGO:
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999
From: "Roan Carratu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There are no political solutions to anything. Politics itself must be eliminated
from the planet, for it is truly part of the cause of mass terror and pain, and
no part of the solution. Kosovo is not a political problem... It is a problem of
spiritual defeat and hate, caused by subcultures supporting each other by
opposing each other... the most ancient of terrorist games.
There is nothing whatsoever that anyone outside the murderous game can do about
the game. All we can do is start changing the roots of what allows the games to
continue century after century. We cannot attack the stem, or leaf, or flower of
the ancient poisonous weed of slaughter, but we can change the soil it grows
If war and conflict was something that grew from ignorance of the results of it's
practice and a kind of illness of the spirit in individuals, then meditations and
prayers and other such healing efforts would have long ago ended it all... but it
is not from ignorance of results or illness of the spirit in individuals; it is deliberate,
knowledgeable, and intentional, well planned out and supported by intimidation and
coercion, and organized intensely. The men and women who do it are brainwashed with
extremes of threat and enforced conditioning, and their spirits diminished to blind obedience...
In Kosovo, "Fight 'our' enemy or they ('we') kill your family" is the motivation
for the common soldier on all sides and the glory of the subculture and the lure
of absolute power is the motivator for the generals... and all the politics is purely
a smoke screen, and the only subculture involved is the global military subculture
doing it's old bloody thing.
In this country, and in many of the so called 'first world' countries, direct
slavery of men and women in the name of glory is not the way the military
works... it does not need to, although if it did need to, it would. So it's hard
for civilians from the richer countries to understand the dynamics of what is going
on. Social conditioning works better here, both to get recruits and to
mislead the general population as to what the military is all about...
One of the things that all forerunners have to watch out for, a danger, which as
we gather together to make a difference, we will attract; Politically divided pundits
and fanatics will want to use any group of people for their own purposes, and will
say and do anything to influence them into obeying. Forerunners especially, for like
the antiwar movement and the civil rights movement, we will be seen as naive and easily
manipulated simply because of what we say we are trying to do.
Forerunners need to develop a finely tuned propaganda filter for all politics and
military data... be neither left nor right nor center, for identifying with the smoke
screen will make any spiritual vision of the future go up in a puff of
smoke. Don't let the media or the military or the government define our
positions on anything at all, because the common 'axiom' of propaganda is "never
tell the truth" so all they say is most likely a lie designed to alter opinion.
There is no 'politics' in a geodesic system, so we really need to get it going.
But it can only be set up locally, by 40+ people, and then linked with other
groups of 40+ gathered locally...
Peace and Long Life,
Bodhisattva At Large
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