“What we care about on a day-to-day basis acts as the driving force of our thoughts and actions. Therefore, Care can be seen as the ultimate Generator of the quality of our experience.” – Mark Passio
What do you care enough about to think, say, and do as a citizen?
Let’s consider arguably the single most important example for your care as a citizen: stopping unlawful Wars of Aggression in order to have literal world peace.
Do you care enough about your family and community members, who in the century we were all born, sacrificed through two world wars?
The legal victory our families sacrificed to win are two treaties that make current US, UK, Israel wars unlawful Wars of Aggression, the most vicious crime a nation can commit. We also know that our own government agencies admit all reasons for war were known to be lies as they were told.
War law can be summarized simply: no armed attacks unless under attack by another nation’s government.
Article Six of the US Constitution defines a treaty as US “supreme Law of the Land;” meaning that US policy may only complement an active treaty, and never violate it. This is not some vague “international law,” but Constitutional law that all of us with Oaths to the US Constitution are sworn to honor.
Do you care enough about the US Constitution to think, speak, and take action to defend its supreme Law in the one area all of our families sacrificed so dearly to win? Are you fully aware that we’ve lost almost all of our Constitutional rights that require equal citizen defensive responses?
More history to place your care in context to end Wars of Aggression:
Governments have been vicious killers over the last 100 years, using Orwellian “self-defense” rhetoric to cover offensive and illegal Wars of Aggression. The US has started 201 foreign armed attacks since WW2, causing the world’s peoples to conclude in polling that the US is indeed #1 as the most threatening nation to world peace. The US-started armed attacks have killed ~30 million and counting; 90% of these deaths are innocent children, the elderly and working civilian women and men. US armed attacks have war-murdered more than Hitler’s Nazis, and continue a long history of lie-began US Wars of Aggression. Indeed, this history of lie-began wars of empire by the .01% class are powerfully documented from Roman historians.
The most decorated US Marine general in his day warned all Americans of this fact of lie-started wars, and W. Bush’s Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff, Karl Rove, chided Pulitzer-winning journalist, Ron Suskind, that government will continue with such actions to “create our own reality” no matter what anyone else might say.
Corporate media won’t report on evidence that slows these wars; choosing instead obfuscating lies of omission and commission. Don’t believe me: look at the evidence. For example: the UK Chilcot Inquiry disclosed that all 27 Foreign Affairs Department attorneys conclude the current wars are unlawful, with not one available argument for justification from a single attorney. This is game-changing information that 90%+ of the public don’t know and would find as vital information, and “leaders” defy any principle of democracy by withholding for public consideration. This characteristic propaganda reclassifies the governments of the US, UK, and Israel as unlimited and dictatorial (dictating/saying what law is) rather than limited government under clear law.
Therefore: crystal-clear war law from two treaties after each of the two world wars, backed by the US Constitution, supported by a history of ongoing lie-began treaty-violating offensive wars propagandized as “defensive,” and ongoing costs of millions of lies, trillions of dollars, and all virtues we hold dear make this area of care centrally important to being human and Emperor’s New Clothes obvious.
Please understand that I represent likely hundreds of thousands of professionals making factual claims with objective evidence anyone with a high school-level of education can verify. For example, the June 2015 Seizing an Alternative conference (and here, videos here) at the Claremont Colleges had hundreds of professionals presenting data and solutions in over 80 areas of speciality (my paper and videos for this conference is here).
Mark Pasio’s 13-minute communication for you to consider what you really care about, and the driving central power of what you declare in your thoughts, words, and action as important enough to animate you:
The purpose of education since the “Age of Enlightenment” is to present facts for public verification, and to seize the victory of refuting lies by would-be dictators, especially when such lies are obvious and of crucial public importance.
“One thing we have endeavoured to observe most scrupulously, namely, never to depart from the strictest facts and, in dealing with the difficult questions that have arisen during the year, we hope that we have used the utmost moderation possible under the circumstances. Our duty is very simple and plain. We want to serve the community, and in our own humble way to serve the Empire. We believe in the righteousness of the cause, which it is our privilege to espouse. We have an abiding faith in the mercy of the Almighty God, and we have firm faith in the British Constitution. That being so, we should fail in our duty if we wrote anything with a view to hurt. Facts we would always place before our readers, whether they are palatable or not, and it is by placing them constantly before the public in their nakedness that the misunderstanding… can be removed.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian Opinion (1 October 1903)
The path forward as we build a critical mass of humans recognizing the Emperor’s New Clothes truth is to demand arrests and solutions, obviously:
- ARRESTS: the first responsible action upon recognizing massive crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions is to demand that law enforcement and military enact arrests of criminal leaders to stop the crimes and begin unwinding the truth of what happened in Earth’s tragic-comedy (four-part article series with videos on arrests as the obvious citizen response).
- SOLUTIONS: the .01% with corporate media have suppressed solutions documented beginning with Benjamin Franklin how government can abundantly operate without taxes: monetary and credit reform allow the public to have near-instant prosperity: full-employment, zero public deficits and debt, the best infrastructure we can imagine, falling prices, and release of public TRILLIONS held in “rainy day” accounts. Full documentation here.
Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.
Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu
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