In honor of my upcoming speech at the Charleston Peace One Day Festival, Sunday September 19, 2010, I decided to write a blog about peace.
I believe that people can work together both locally and globally to obtain a truly peaceful world one day.
Locally, I encourage every American to gain as much knowledge as they can about centralized banking and the Federal Reserve.
Throughout History centralized banking has funded both sides of every war. Without printing money, war would be very difficult to fund without devastating an economy. Central Banks like war because regardless of who wins, both countries have exhausted massive funds and created major debt, which means higher interest payments on loans borrowed from the bank. Win/Win for the bank- Lose/Lose for the average citizens who not only sacrifices life and limb, but comes home to higher priced goods making it more difficult to survive in the same world because of inflation.
Globally, we should urge our political leaders in Washington, not to just end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but to drastically reduce the size of our military presence world wide.
America's current military strategy is still based on a cold war era model of a world wide empire. With over 700 military bases worldwide we are currently policing the world while bankrupting our nation (in 2008 the US spent $1.5 trillion on defense which was approximately 50% more than all the other countries in the world COMBINED). Our recent policy has irritated allies and damaged our worldwide reputation. What once was the American ideal of non-interventionism seems to have become one continual imperialistic fight against tyranny of all forms.
Regardless of where you stand on the issue of right and wrong, you can not shy away from the facts of bankruptcy, which is where all of the trillions of dollars of military spending is going to get us. If we can barely secure our own borders, how can we seriously attempt to secure the borders of every tyrannical nation on earth without dire consequences to our financial stability?