posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 11:25 AM
originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: FyreByrd
Department of peace is a good idea though it has to be, imo, non governmental
Sort of like the fed
Of course not like the fed literally but as anon governmental org.
I know for a fact many politicians would oppose this
It's an idea worth considering, but there are plenty of 'Peace' NGOs. I think the idea of a Department of Peace, in the structure of the US
Government, is to 'officialize' the concept of Peace and begin to use Peace in our activities at home and abroad.
You must admit that the US approach to everything, at all levels, is an adversarial one (from all the ********* lawyers). It isn't productive (I
call it bully management).
By first just acknowlegding that there is another approach to problems, people can begin to seek how a peaceful or non-combatant approach can and will
work on many, if not all, problems. People need to see new behaviors and attitudes used and experience their power themselves. It's more then
'negotiation' is a whole new attitude and strength, as Denis Kucinich said "Strength through Preace".
I had to learn this over many years. I was an Army Brat and grew up in a militarized world. My father, a silver and bronze star combat officer in
WWII and Korea, later embraced a non-violent managment style and taught it. My father was very sucessful after retirement but died young and I
didn't learn all that I could from him. I continued to bully and fight and manipulate through life to get what 'I' wanted and make people do want
'I' thought they should. Once I realized that I was always fighting people and life and loosing (and it took a lot) I began to stop. Now I listen,
show-up, say my piece, am present and viola - things go much more to my liking and I'm healthier.
I think it's is particularly hard for women, who often think 'they are helping others', we tend not to see how we are attempting to 'control' and
dominate others. This was (and can still be) really hard for me to see.
When you only have one tool (bullying and force) to solve problems, you are severly limited in your actions and - and not in control.
It works individually and in groups but does require (as do all good practises) study and practise.