Ten Points One Plan End Warby Jan Stephen James Cavanaugh, Ph.D. on 09/20/17
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. Don’t confuse polarities … non-violence is a state of being.
?Sixth Point: We hear the call to Justice Divinely ordained.
?Seventh Point: Having done our inner work we agree to focus on Kellogg-Briand Pact given to us by our grand-parents … this can be this global generation’s first action: a civilization that obeys the law against war … a global project.
?Eighth: Point: Our military leadership instructed to work with a humanity … to begin safely stepping back from war with goal of enforcing the Kellogg Briand Pact to outlaw war.
?Ninth Point: A global humanity, global structures, global peace built on global trust. League of Nations, United Nations, to a World of Nations, To a World of Peoples living in the Age of Peace 2050
?Tenth Point: One Plan. We vigorously debate for a year different plans to build a civilization able to enforce the law against war. The how and the when! And we come back here No War 2018 Vote One Plan. 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