First Point: Peacemakers to end war must accept war is winning … with each passing year the war drum throbs louder; unending war unstopped will end in catastrophic war. Time is not on our side.
Second Point: Accept that our Vietnam era anti-war messaging is not working. Deep in our guts the raping and terror of war embedded to become an obsession to address … reaction formation. Until that defense is addressed efforts to end war by being against war will be met with non-belief and hostility.
Third Point: The vast majority of humanity is war conscious dominant … messaging to end war assumes law conscious dominance, so what we propose runs against the grain.
Fourth Point: A single pointed plan based on single pointed question: How to obey to the law against war becomes the tip of our spear.
Fifth Point: Non-violence as the fundamental strategy to end war is not working … if it worked the god of war would be retired already. Non-violence is a state of being out of which action flows.
Sixth Point: Justice Divinely ordained, the answer to war.
Seventh Point: Focus on Kellogg-Briand Pact … this global generation’s first global action: build a civilization that obeys the law against war.
Eighth: Point: War theory is clear ... law preferred to war. Those schooled in war an essential player in ending war.
Ninth Point: To build the global structures to enforce the law against requires global trust. One step at a time, League of Nations, United Nations, World of Nations, World of Peoples living in the Age of Peace 2050
Tenth Point: One Plan. Without One Plan, all who want to end war in the same game on the same play, or war will win. The how and the when! And we come to No War 2018, prepared for the Great Debates and vote a winner. The winner is the blue print for a plan to end war. Think of Eisenhower’s generals … debating fiercely their point of view and when he made his choice, they stood shock hands looked each other in the eye and said… “See you on other side of channel”.
We can end war but only if become a “we”.
The greatest obstacles to ending war are non-belief, cynicism and most critically a lack of imagination. jsc0817