Proposition One: H.R.1334 - Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act (2011) - "To provide for nuclear weapons abolition and economic conversion in accordance with District of Columbia Initiative Measure Number 37 of 1992, while ensuring environmental restoration and clean-energy conversion."
"Historically, if the energetic machine expressed the disciplinary bourgeois society of the 18th and 19th centuries, computers, electronic and cybernetic machines express what Deleuze calls the 'society of control'. The latter cannot be separated from a shift in capitalism from speculation and accumulation towards circulation. The abstract and often dizzying process of buying and selling products in which the importance of marketing exceeds that of commodities themselves. Digital technologies that enable and accelerate circulation are part of a global networked society that has no outer border or limit."
'Endgame 2012' returns to the roots of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the non-violent traditions of civil disobedience to illustrate how our collective world religious traditions provide the ethical and moral strength - wisdom - that allows us to overcome the evils of violence and war through collective action. Most importantly, 'Endgame 2012' provides a concrete plan for world peace that is practical, able to be implemented without the radical destruction of political and economic foundations, restoring integrity and honor to civil society.
Which model would encourage structural integrity in self-governance & freedom as natural right, encompassing all other human rights, through non-violence as a basis of civil society?
'I started reading Chomsky's criticism of the Vietnam War when I was 17, and that's when I first heard him speak. It was November 1969. Visiting a friend in Boston, I joined militant demonstrations aimed at shutting down the war research labs at MIT. Chomsky spoke to the activists assembled from across the Northeast; he was one of only a couple MIT professors willing to support the confrontational protests. (A large majority of MIT profs had voted to support an injunction against the protests.) In Chomsky’s political writings of that period, I remember a focus on the sanitized language that accompanied U.S. war crimes in the Vietnam conflict ("a euphemism for U.S. aggression") — such as strategic hamlets ("concentration camps") to protect the Vietnamese from guerrillas ("whom they were largely supporting"). His press critiques helped turn me into a media critic, and in 1986 I founded the media watch group FAIR.'
In 2010, I wrote the ebook 'Endgame 2012' advocating for the passage of the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to abolish war and nuclear weapons. Far from being a Utopian dream, the 28th Amendment is based on an existing legal precedent - Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution - which has been successful for over 64 years in effectively preventing the State in Japan from organizing and exporting political violence in war. The book features a debate on the 28th Amendment with the political theorist & philosopher Noam Chomsky of MIT.
The 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: The Abolition of War & Nuclear Weapons. (1) Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the American people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. (2) To accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.
“American culture has never fully come to grips with Vietnam,” Turse tells Bill, referring to “hidden and forbidden histories that just haven’t been fully engaged.”
"Pretas suffer heavily from hunger and thirst, not finding even a drop of water or a spoonful of food for hundreds of thousands of eons. They suffer from incredible exhaustion, disappointment, heat, and cold. In particular, pretas experience three types of obscuration: outer, inner, and food obscuration. The Yeshe Karda (Transcendental Wisdom Star-Arrow) practice enables every single preta to receive drink."
Forty-two Peaceful Deities
The forty-two peaceful deities are:
- 1) Samantabadra (Wyl. kun tu bzang po)
- 2) Samantabadri (Wyl. kun tu bzang mo)
- 3-7) The Five Male Buddhas of the Five Families:
- 21-28) The Eight Female Bodhisattvas
- 29-34) The Six Munis
- 35-38) The Four Male Gate Keepers
- 39-42) The Four Female Gate Keepers
(Tib. - shyiwé lha shyé nyi; Wyl. - zhi ba'i lha zhe gnyis)