I recently saw an article entitled “Clinton: Iraq War Bush’s Responsibility”. I very rarely touch on political topics because I feel politics in general is such rubbish. Not to mention, it effectively creates the perception of separation and elitism which is totally against every universal and spiritual principle known to man.
Nevertheless, I read about 2 paragraphs of the article and amazingly, Clinton and other people actually feel the war in Iraq is Bush’s “fault” and responsibility. As if Bush elected himself president (twice), flew over to Iraq, pushed a guy’s shoulder and said, “Hey I’m picking a fight with you so I can profit a few billion off the oil trade”. Not!
WE created this war. Bush is only the personification (result) of the United States’ (and the world’s) thoughts of creating war, corruption, and every other negative event that we encounter in our lives. We created this reality. We are just as responsible as Bush, the Taliban, Osama and everyone else who talks about war, thinks about war, and writes about war. Yes, just the writing of this article contributes to war.
The Law of Attraction states: You attract and bring forth what you think about and focus on the most. We are the creators of the world we live in. We, the people of this great nation (or whatever nation you may come from) have created a burning desire to create war against anyone who may “hurt” us. So war happens. And war continues to happen as long as it is the focus.
Just recently, Sen. Mitch McConnell said he doubts that a resolution opposing a troop buildup in Iraq will pass. Vice President Dick Cheney said the administration would proceed with additional troops even if a nonbinding resolution won Senate approval. Sen. Joe Biden, who’s now running for President, was just quoted saying, ‘It’s not the American people or the U.S. Congress who are emboldening the enemy, it’s the failed policy of this president.’ Wrong! It IS the American people – holding the thought of war in their minds, talking about war, arguing about war. Let’s not mention the media’s role in adding to the whole ‘war conversation’.
Even these so-called “anti-war” rallies are only just creating more war. “Fighting” against war is about the most ridiculous oxymoron I’ve heard in a while. I loved Mother Teresa’s stance on anti-war rallies. She said, I’ll never attend an anti-war rally, when you decide to have a pro-peace rally, invite me!”
Obviously, Clinton’s and Biden’s comments were just blatant political ploys, but they are the embodiment of public thought – passing blame. Most people put blame on other people, events or things for the conditions in their lives. People blame their bosses, their ex-wives, the government, the terrorists, technology…even the weather for what’s going on in their lives. They find any and everything to point the finger at to avoid personal responsibility.
The world needs to see that creating peace means focusing on finding, developing and utilizing methods for peace. Really all that needs to happen to create a successful campaign for peace is people believing that peace is the answer. Just because a couple of people with particularly “big mouths” say they don’t want this war, doesn’t mean that the majority is not still calling out for it. When the Majority “believes” it is time for peace, we will have it.
There is a common phrase that is perfect to illustrate my point on how to achieve peace: “First you must believe (in peace) …in order to achieve (peace)!” Just think about how quickly the world would change if we all believed in the principles of peace.