What can we do as a network of interested peace people to affect change towards peace?
Our country spends as much as the whole rest of the world combined on its military effort. We spend nine times more per citizen than England. We have over 750 foreign military bases and two foreign wars going on at this time. It is bankrupting us in practical terms and it is immoral in measures on a higher level. I carry this with me as I face the youth each day as a school teacher. We have sold them into debt that they may never pay their way out of. When Bill Clinton left office he had stopped the rise of the national debt. He had shrunk the military spending 10% to 280 billion a year. This year it is going over 600 billion and that does not include the cost of the wars which our country has to borrow to continue. Our young men and women are half way around the world kicking in doors of citizens houses looking for weapons trying to communicate with people who speak different languages. It upsets me inside that we are still acting like vikings in this dawning age of Aquarius. As Parmanhansa Yoganada says "any person or country that stands against the laws of the Universe, will not stand for long". Lets put our heads and hearts together and seek ways that we can affect this. I have a couple of ideas to put forward. I will look forward to yours.