Friday, April 27, 2007

War on Terror

To win the war on 'terror', all you need to do is ... stop being afraid, get the 'terror' out of your life, then you 'win'. As long as you are still afraid, it wins.

I understand Americans want to 'win', that there'll be no more 'terrorists', so they don't have to live in 'fear', so they can live in 'peace'.

It's better to find 'inner peace', in that way, you are always at peace, unperturbed by the outside. The 'outer peace' is nice to have, but it is often unreliable.

Americans think 'guns' protect them. That would work if people are afraid of death. It no longer works when people stop being afraid of death, just as these suicide bombers. It is an adaptation.

If 'terrorists' use similar tactics as the Vietnamese did ... they immerse themselves in civilian group, then what? Would Americans let the terrorists get away and spare the innocent lives, or kill to get the terrorists, and say deaths of innocent lives are collateral damage of war. They retreat in American presence and come out when Americans leave, and there are not enough troops everywhere to provide security for the country. In the meantime, Americans are getting killed because they stand out like a sore thumb. If they fight back, they are perceived as 'occupiers', and if they don't fight back, they are getting killed. For those who 'befriend' with Americans, they might be perceived as 'traitors', and their lives are at risks. Yes, there is a threat, but this is not the way to fight it. It consumes money, takes lives, and creates a lot of anger and grief. They are on fire - don't add more fire to it, don't give it more power.

Stop feeding energy into the negative (ie. war and killing people), give energy into the positive (ie. ensure that people have the necessity of life ... and take care of our planet). Life on earth is the summation of our collective energies. People around you may feed their energies into the negative, but may your energy be invested in the positive and helps make this world a little better.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Ethical Way to End the War in Iraq

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Impeach Bush and Cheney

Vermont state senators voted on Friday to impeach Bush and Cheney now. Now, that would be something, wouldn't it?

Please join me and millions of Americans on Apri 28th in standing with Vermont, whose state motto is FREEDOM AND UNITY, in calling for the impeachment of George W Bush and Dick Cheney for the following reasons:

1. Violating the United Nations Charter by launching an illegal "War of Aggression" against Iraq without cause, using fraud to sell the war to Congress and the public, misusing government funds to begin bombing without Congressional authorization, and subjecting our military personnel to unnecessary harm, debilitating injuries, and deaths.

2. Violating U.S. and international law by authorizing the torture of thousands of captives, resulting in dozens of deaths, and keeping prisoners hidden from the International Committee of the Red Cross.

3. Violating the Constitution by arbitrarily detaining Americans, legal residents, and non-Americans, without due process, without charge, and without access to counsel.

4. Violating the Geneva Conventions by targeting civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances, and using illegal weapons, including white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and a new type of napalm.

5. Violating U.S. law and the Constitution through widespread wiretapping of the phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant.

6. Violating the Constitution by using "signing statements" to defy hundreds of laws passed by Congress.

7. Violating U.S. and state law by obstructing honest elections in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

8. Violating U.S. law by using paid propaganda and disinformation, selectively and misleadingly leaking classified information, and exposing the identity of a covert CIA operative working on sensitive WMD proliferation for political retribution.

9. Subverting the Constitution and abusing Presidential power by asserting a "Unitary Executive Theory" giving unlimited powers to the President, by obstructing efforts by Congress and the Courts to review and restrict Presidential actions, and by promoting and signing legislation negating the Bill of Rights and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.

10. Gross negligence in failing to assist New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina, in ignoring urgent warnings of an Al Qaeda attack prior to Sept. 11, 2001, and in increasing air pollution causing global warming.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Shooting at Virginia Tech

Got home today and found out there's a student going on a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. He shot 31 people, including himself, according to the news.

We can look at this student as separate from us and say ... there's something wrong with him, just as what we usualy say to a 'terrorist'. There's something wrong with them.

Or we can look at this student as part of us, and he is simply exhibiting the symptoms of our society. What would drive a student to such a point? He is dead now and we can't find out what is going through his mind, nor can we find out what is going on through the mind of suicide bombers.

But the symptom is this. He no longer cares if he hurts other people, just as the suicide bombers. Bush seems to exhibit the same symptom, I am afraid, insisting on the deadly military way and refusing to talk to 'regimes' he doesn't like, sending young people to war for an indefinite time.

Why don't they care? Perhaps they feel the world don't care for them, so why should they care for the world. Look at the world today, and it's easy to understand how they may feel that way.

So, we have to care and listen. We might avert the 'future' shooter who feels the world doesn't care for them. We might not have the material means to care for them, but sometimes, just sit down and listen, one can do wonders.

The industrial world have kept many of us so busy that we don't have that much time for other people, unfortunately, but we should learn to make the time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

13 young people died today

I looked at the news today - '13 more people died today'. I looked at their age, practically out of high school.

I know they return to God ... but it's their family that will be feeling the pain because of their loss.

President Bush says today that he will not sign a bill if he feels it ties his hand. He wants 'unlimited funding' for an 'indefinite time', with no strings and conditions attached.

Yes, let's not sign the bill. There would be no funding (for war). That would bring the troops back right now, wouldn't it?

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Why doesn't God intervene?

I heard on the radio today ... 'How bad does things have to be before God intervene, doesn't He care?'

God knows what He created is indestructible ... because it's a part of Him. It only changes form. He gave the power of creation to us, and He wants to see what we are capable of creating.

Remember the story of the cripple. By his faith, he walks. Of course, Christ was around, and people believed it's Christ who is doing, but Christ said - it's your faith that did it.

God is in everyone of us. So, if you feel weak like the crippled, see if you can have the strong faith like the crippled and walk. If you have cancer, see if you have strong faith and heal yourself ... and surprise your family, neighbors, and doctors, witness God's power within you, and give hope to other people ... because God's power is also within them. All this talk about the impending health crisis ... if enough people discover their own internal power, there may not be such a health crisis after all.

Let's make Him proud and creates a beautiful and loving world for Him and show our love and appreciation of Him.

What is wrong with Bush and Cheney?

This time, Cheney said that Nancy Pelosi display 'bad behavior' by talking to the Syrian leader. How is that bad behavior? Because Syria is on the 'bad' list and we are not supposed to talk to? Not talking and refusing to talk to your neighbor would be 'bad behavior'.

If Bush, Cheney, and Condoleeza Rice have a hard time talking to these people because of their views, then let others who can see a way out peacefully talk. And the first place to start is to see other people as people and not as 'terrorists'.

I keep thinking this is their last term. They will soon go away. But it seems each day they are in the office, they cause damage to this country by what they say and the decisions they made. I don't know if we can afford to have them finish their term. That would be something, wouldn't it? The people boot them out of office. That would be a warning to future leaders. Just because you are elected to office doesn't mean you are 'king', it just means you have the opportunity to serve the people, and if you make poor decisions that does not serve the people, you are out. Not only that, the people should make them make public apoligies to the world for their misplaced views and dragged the world into this mess ... and then ... I want the world to forgive them. After all, they are leaders of a country who has the responsibility to protect a country, especially after 9/11, and this is the best way they see how.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Nancy Pelosi visits Syria

Bush disapproves with Nancy Pelosi's visit to Syria. He believes it sends the wrong message to the 'terrorists'. Well, I am glad to see her visit Syria. Maybe we can get some headway there with some dialogue going on.

President Bush, this is a great opportunity for you to practice 'Love thy Enemies'. You'll be surprised what you learn from practicing this wise saying from Christ. You are in an important position. You can transcend war into peace and save many people lives, and it's not through the military. The question is - do you have the desire and the will to do it?

Iran President releases the British prisoners

Here, we accuse Iran as one of the 'Axis of Evil', and what does it do - pardon the prisoners caught on its land. Not only that, they seem to treat the prisoners well. Not much can be said for the US, the Abu Graib situation, and the recent court decision that practically close the door for those who want to make an appeal to their capture. And these people are not even caught on our land, it's on someone else's land. The logic probably goes like this - we have the right to defend ourselves. If they seem to be a threat to us, let's capture them and hold them indefinitely so we don't have to live in fear. It's probably this fear that gets us into this Iraq war as well.

Maybe Ahmadinejad can shed some light on Bush.