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A Visionary Report: How War is Passed On Perpetually

All these anti-war demos, all the words spent to "STOP WAR", all the claims. Yet do we even understand how war is passed on from generation to generation? Do we see the realities clearly enough? OR do we REALLY WANT to be serious in moving beyond war as it has been known? This article investigates, in a concise way, how the values and severely alienated assumptions of war get passed on from generation to generation.
"...we quickly learned that we did not have the right to free thinking, or freedom of speech, or freedom of the press, or freedom of assembly or anything else."--Ann Arbor Youth Liberation youth in FPS, 1970s. (A)

"Nothing is more central to the maintenance of social order than the regulatory mechanisms employed to control and socialize our children."-=-Ronald Boostrom, a San Diego State University coordinator for criminal 'justice' (B)

{Note: the following text begins rather rationally and then slowly melds into a bit of surrealistic poetick; part of the reality of the author being a product of the war of everyday life society. Please, if you find yourself merely flowing without understanding, continue! Then, perhaps later, you'll remember this topic, and think through it more on your own, and i'll have done my intention!}

This is intended as a short investigation on one aspect of how war is passed on from generation to generation despite the "best efforts", we've been led to believe, of all of our "defenders" of "liberty" and "freedom", and "justice"; all ardent opponents, they say, of war. Yet the ways, values, and assumptions of war, or war in seed, is planted into each generation right from the time we are brought into this reality.

Consider:

Schools. What are they doing? John Taylor Gatto speaks depth. (C)

'Nuclear"/Modern Family. Paul Goodman and R.D. Laing spoke depths. You know your experiences...and they probably were far from excellent. (D)

The State. Anarchists and others oppressed by such hierarchical martial mindset method have spoken depths for a long time.

And Noam Chomsky on u.s./nato media, and u.s. foreign policy hypocrisy/propaganda/routines; and Howard Zinn and Bud and Ruth Schultz and so many others on u.s. history; and John Stockwell and Philip Agee on "The Company" and their long, record; and Stauber and Rampton of how "Toxic Sludge Is Good For You." And so on in a most huge list. (E)

But what about HOW the values, assumptions, and beliefs of the need for war is passed on? HOW about the attitudes which aid and abett war are instilled, not only upon the most openly oppressed and openly downtrodden, but also the most privately oppressed and privately downtrodden. Simply, the youth of alleged perfect 'privilege'.

Alleged is that they all have it great. In some ways they do; in other ways they don't know that they do compared to you. In still other ways they don't really have it so good at all (i.e. heavily authoritarian parents who threaten psychiatrick treatment prisons or military boarding school. And so on.

Who can tell us about this? The indigenous folks with their own experiences, but who's heard of them? All we hear about them is on similar terms to how Africans have long been reduced. Different words, same game.

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Okay, so think this through: Via all the institutions of coercion, including the formalized informal (i.e. family), curious portions of youth ***from the most 'privileged' of 'wealthy' families*** are coerced to take up the values of Martial Mindset Methodology. All frames of reference, all groanups in their lives, are a "critical mass" of coercion in their life, not allowing them input into the system until AFTER they're ***attentions have been hooked*** (F)

Remember William (?) Golding's book "THE LORD OF THE FLIES"? Making it sound as if, without groanup supervision, "human nature" would be "savage"? Uh-huh...AFTER they'd all been at least basically lassoed into the Eurocentric method of martial schooling method-ideology. Are kids REALLY out-of-control insane/"savage" naturally? (G)

Manufacture of consent is going down, i say!

And keeping we, the 'human resources', contained and ready to be mobilized at a moments' notice against claimed enemies at home and abroad.

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How to intervene?

How to evolve from such?

Many many many have been trying within the system. May'b that's important, but if all we do, off-balance. If that's all we can orient ourselves to, off-balance. And thus we pass such on...Forgetting about our other powers, believing such aren't somehow as valid, apparently.

We can still re-village in many ways beyond the fear of the dominating-stuck paradigm. And we can still allow those most afraid to not "lose it" against us.

How well do we understand such? Do we understand such as in the film, "Manufacturing Consent", where Chomsky was talking sense into professional reporters? See it and learn! (H)

Solutions of balance-ways, then. Including re-village-ing with the institutionalized human beings and those oppressed by what they Martially subordinate to (i.e. belief that they must, putting "their own" family before others', while forgetting and not seeing, apparently). Copwatch knows what's up, i seen 'em speaking with balance!

Who else? Who else can inspiringly escape the perpetual duality planted into us with the off-balance frames of reference all around? Make a list for yourself, preferably offline/off-computer. Share with your real friends. Ask for their input!

Most are caught up in feeling so powerless that we're doing just as Angus McKenzie's analysis has brought to the light: Not seeing how we're not seeing and thus being "easy game" for people "with a job to do" at home...and abroad.

And look at us fighting amongst each other,,,going at each other,,,,not listening...our champion intuition not even remembering our indigenous sPirit where in giving ourselves permission, our creative intelligence was activated into harmonious BLASTS of our truths!! Yet, apparently intuitively WANTING to find a champion, so we can follow, as we've been programmed.

In our not seeing what we do, we are perpetuating war war war war war.***** Yes, not nearly as intense as wars "waged" abroad, but all rocks thrown in the pond have their cumulative effect.

*****(five times said in spiritual honor prayer!)

A-ho mitah-quay-oy-ahhhh-snn!

All my relations! ...a descendant of euro tribes

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sources:

A) See news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=20081218191934872

B) www.szasz.com/Boostrom.html
C) See JohnTaylorGatto.com

D) www.angelfire.com/psy/intheheart/ has excerpts of these authors' writings, tho I'm not so sure about Laing. E) Check 'em out on Youtube F) See _The Four Agreements_ by Don Miguel Ruiz

G) In a commentary about William Golding's famous story, i expose the popularized white-wash that misses the probably true message, as seems so consistently pushed in so many popularized conceptions of those who "try to work within the system."

H) You can apparently see "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media" on www.moviesonline.com for free! (Maybe there's a catch? I don't know! Do you?)

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