Tagged ‘Destruction’

The Madness of War

It is essential to constantly remind ourselves, that war, apart from a very few exceptions, is a symptom of madness. Yet war is a disease which is largely taken for granted; considered ‘normal’ and unless it involves a large swathe of humanity, ignored. How did we allow ourselves to be trapped by such insanity?

In 2017, wars are as prevalent as ever. They are being manifest in the Middle East, in Africa, in South America, and in a lesser form, in almost all countries of the World. They are the result of a failure to recognize that killing another is actually killing one’s self. A failure to grasp that humanity is a collective made up of millions of individuals, all of whom share a common ancestry and, on a subconscious plain, a common aspiration and destiny.

There is no victory in war. War is an admission of defeat. When humans resort to mass killing of each other we see an expression of failure, never success. Not so long ago war was glorified and, for the victor, held up as an expression of supreme national pride. In fact, such an attitude was predominant in the species for thousands of years.

However two World Wars put an end to the hubris. The levels of destruction were so great and so many millions died brutal and ugly deaths, that a kind of ‘war weariness’ set-in amongst the survivors, and a new sense of the futility of it all became integrated into societies which had undergone the experience. The world looked like it might have learned its lesson; people had pounded each other, and the natural environment, into a sickening pulp, and there was no glorious aftermath. Just a sense of what ‘peace’ could actually mean. (more…)

Collectively Realised Creation -v- Mutually Assured Destruction

Julian Rose

Final Call

This title speaks to the opposing ambitions of two forces at large on our planet. Those which work towards the realisation of a great vision – and those which work towards the annihilation of all vision.

Although they stand at diametrically opposite extremes in the process we call ‘life’, their presence is increasingly felt within the everyday workings of our planet.

The concept of ‘collectively realized creation’ is rooted in the collective unconscious of humanity. In all of us. It is that which informs our desire to live – and to outwardly express that desire. To express it through actions that reflect the depth and wealth of the divine sparks within each one of us.

Whereas ‘mutually assured destruction’ (MAD) – a term used to describe the East-West ‘Cold War’ nuclear missile build-up of the 1980’s – has no part in the human script; but is nevertheless a state towards which our planet is being pushed by forces that appear blind to their own madness. But then perhaps madness cannot ever recognise itself. (more…)