Are We Just Stupid?

Are we just stupid? Why would anyone consider dissolving or burning serious chemical weapons at sea? I can hear all the reassurances – “But it’s not really sarin … it’s just the ingredients to make sarin. They haven’t been put together yet!” or “Once they’ve been burned they are harmless – just some kind of chemical salts.” Okaaaa-a-ayyy…and then what? Dump the dissolved salts or ashes into the ocean? What if there’s an accident at sea? Where is the oversight to make sure there are no “accidents”?

Here is a quote from the New York Times. “The proposal (to destroy chemical weapons at sea)… focuses on a highly sophisticated mobile system, which is designed to convert chemical agents into compounds that cannot be used for military purposes by mixing them with water and other chemicals and then heating them…”

This statement hints that “military purposes” are a top priority in our lives. What about life? What about protecting our assets – the oceans?  What about common sense? Aren’t we doing enough damage by dumping our garbage in the Atlantic Ocean every day? Hasn’t the disaster at Fukushima and the ongoing death process in the Pacific Ocean been enough of a tragedy?

Here is another interesting statement that I am going to take out of context, but which perfectly illustrates our government’s attitude: “We are not without other alternatives…In fact, we are actively pursuing two other alternatives which provide us a complete capacity to do the destruction and to meet the schedule.”

I know that John Kerry was talking about chemical weapons when he said this, but the statement jumped off the page at me as a statement that represented the U.S. approach to everything. It says that we are all about destruction. We have several alternatives for it. We are focused on the capacity to destroy completely. We even have a schedule for it.

How can we survive if we are focused on destruction? And people who focus on maintaining whatever power they already have will never find the bandwidth to explore and develop anything new. They end up outdated and overpowered.

Perhaps Kerry’s words would not have had such an impact on me if I could see any signs of creative, peaceable, caring relationships being built between the U.S. and other countries. Or between the Earth, the Oceans, the Sky, and the rest of Life. Our relationships are all about domination, abuse of power, and destruction.

4 thoughts on “Are We Just Stupid?

  1. Dear Penny, About a year or so ago, you wrote an article about currencies.  That after much discussion which you witnessed on the inner planes, “they” decided to let the currencies collapse.  Is this still on track..to let the currencies collapse and then rebuild? I ask this now because there is much talk of re-setting the currencies of the world. Panky Jai ps are you going to have your party this year at your farm?

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    • Panky, the currency issue will not be “finally” decided until 2014. This issue is very dynamic, shifting with the mindset of millions, and quite unstable, however it still looks like there will be some serious difficulties around our money, although maybe not a total collapse. I don’t like the timing I see – the biggest chance for currency trouble looks like it will occur in winter and this makes it harder on everyone. Somehow, things always seem easier to deal with in the summer. I see the tiniest signs of new money systems taking shape, and it is my hope that we can slowly and gently nurture these into existence so that they can help us make it through any difficulties that arise around changes in the old financial system. I also see serious challenges in 2015-16, challenges that may be better or worse depending on how we handle 2014. So much depends on how we think, our attitudes, and our creativity.

  2. Hi Penny,
    I trust that my comment finds both you and your sister in good health.
    Yip! I think we are just stupid and will only be able to move away from a domination mindset when we stop relating to ourselves and others from a basis of fear.
    Love and laughter
    Phillip

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