The First Line of Defense
It is said "The pen is mightier than the sword" History has proven this to be
true and depending who is holding the pen the outcomes can be productive or
destructive. In the early thirties Nazi Germany began their propaganda
machine and started to roll out it's hate messages They blamed the Jews of
all the social poverty and ills that plagued the country and after many
years of lies the German people began to believe the lies as their truth.
This allowed the most horrific mass murders in history. Six million Jews were
put in the gas ovens and most of the people of Germany were programed to
believe they were doing the right thing. The total death toll in World War
Two was thirty-million give or take a few million. Today it is just
statistics and folks are more interested in how the Stock Market is
Throughout history wars have flared out of the ignorance of mankind's reason
to exist. Power, greed, the need to control and conquer, have been paramount
to the "Egos of the Great." In today's world thirty wars are raging at this
moment and still we shrug our shoulders and just accept this as normality. We
pat ourselves on the back and award many accolades, trophies and Nobel peace
prizes to intellects -- from intellects.
A society that only lives by intellect alone lives a superficial life which
will eventually destroy itself. Where there is no meaning there can be no
evolving or creation. Superficial lives are artificial and rely on an
isolated existence powered by the ego's of misguided humans. Ego lives in a
grandeur of ignorance of universal intelligence. When a human is isolated
from the truth it becomes depressed. Depression relies on isolation. The
medical profession are beginning to realize prevention is the best cure for
our ills. When we are attacked by our own anti -- ballistic missiles of free
radicals, cancer and heart attacks pursue and strike our defensive immune
systems. If we can't take care of our own bodies what chance do we stand
looking after our Countries and civilization? The general is affected the
same as the foot solder when it boils down to the defense of the Mind.
Today we stand on the threshold of a new paradigm. We are in a new millennium
and Information Technology is moving at the speed of light. The Hi Tech world
has brought about great advancements in warfare. Smart bombs –
Intercontinental Cruise Missiles can hit precise targets hundreds of miles as
It is time to understand that having the most advancement in weaponry will
not prevent horrific destruction in the future for the information technology
can also be used to destroy in the hands of evil thinkers. In the same way as
the pen of propaganda was used in Nazi Germany, technology will be used to
destroy mankind unless we start to encompass wisdom with our intellect.
America is the only super power and the guardian of peace. It is very
important to keep a strong military machine and to use that deterrent as a
means of preventing the next world war. This is a good second line of defense
but our priority is to educated the masses of a first line of defense in
which we can all participate. What can we consider a real defense and just
what is defense?
Sometimes we need to use the tactics of "pre-emptive strike" to protect our
own desired way of life. However, when we talk about "pre--emptive strike,"
we currently only consider a physical approach, which, almost always, also
results in Collateral Damage to innocent bystanders.
Consequently, now it is time to consider an alternative form of "pre-emptive
strike." We now ought to start educating all the citizens of our shared
world, to understand that Defense can also come from harmony and
understanding of who we are and our purpose to exist.
Religion no longer holds the interest of the masses. The Church of England
has less than one million people in it's churches on any given Sunday.
People today are finding peace and harmony within themselves. Just go to any
bookstore and see how the inspiration and self help sections have grown. The
media has stuck the name "New Age" on all modern philosophy that differs from
main stream religion. Many so called "Green and Spiritual groups" have many
hidden dangers. Neo-Nazi groups, anarchist, cults and all manner of nonsense
is portrayed on the Internet hiding behind a mask of Spirituality. However
most of the Spiritual sites are meaningful and Inspirational. Confusing isn't
Thomas Jefferson said. "Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain
will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." Freedom means freedom of
thought. When we free the doom from our minds we enhance the clarity of our
culture. We realize there is more than tissue and sinews that make a human
being. More than intellect and Ego. We can exist to divide and conquer or we
can live a productive and creative life in the Framework of a Joy filled
Joy is the reason we exist. This simple philosophy is so hard for the
intellect to understand. It is not a materialistic Joy. It is a knowledge
that we are all part of a Unified Intelligence that creates and evolves the
whole of the universe. Time is our most precious asset and we need to defend
our time against anything that takes away our Joy. That is true freedom. The
freeing of doom and gloom replaced with co-existence with our fellow man and
Let's go back sixty years and remember the words of Winston Churchill. A man
who's powerful messages lifted the Spirits of the British people in a time of
their greatest need. He once said "If you do not fight for the right when you
can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory
will be sure and not to costly, you may come to the moment when you will have
to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival.
There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope
of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves"
We are now living in the year 2001. The time has come to move from the
primitive tribe mentality of belligerent nations and to move forward. We have
a need to understand that we are all part of a higher reality. These are the
profound questions that need an immediate answer.
Do we need to move away from our singular truths of how we alone see the
world from our own perspective?
Do we need to embrace a oneness with all the people that breathes the same
air we breath, eats the same food we eat and drinks the same water we drink?
Do we need to balance our minds so we live in the middle of universal
Do we want to live outside the pillars of wisdom?
Can we find the pathway to our inner temple of Joy?
Our First Line of Defense is our own minds and we need to protect ourselves
from the harm we do ourselves. We are our own worst enemy if we do not. If we
cannot find the correct answers to the above questions then we are living on
the edge of a precipice. Time is of the essence, it is not on our side. We
have a choice. We can educate the masses to become like minded people and
create a world that our children and grandchildren will enjoy. Or we can
continue as we are and endure all the suffering and horrors as we have in the
past. Our Minds -- Our Choice.
There are no winners in a conflict just some lose less!
Michael Levy is the author of WHAT IS THE POINT ($9.95, Paperback - 110
pages, October 9, 1998, ISBN: 0966806905) Minds of Blue Souls of Gold
($9.95, Paperback - 127 pages, January 20, 1999) Point Of Life Inc.; ISBN:
0966806913) Enjoy Yourself It's Later Than You Think ($9.95, Paperback -
Michael's website is at http://www.pointoflife.com. His Articles and Poems
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