The First Line of Defense
By Michael Levy
It is said "The pen is mightier than the sword" History
has proven this to be true and depending who is holding the pen the
outcomes can be productive or destructive.
In the early thirties Nazi Germany began their propaganda machine and
started to roll out it's hate messages. They blamed the Jews of all
the social poverty and ills that plagued the country and after many
years of lies the German people began to believe the lies as their truth.
This allowed the most horrific mass murders in history. Six million
Jews were put in the gas ovens and most of the people of Germany were
programed to believe they were doing the right thing. The total death
toll in World War Two was thirty-million give or take a few million.
Today it is just statistics and folks are more interested in how the
Stock Market is performing.
Throughout history wars have flared out of the ignorance of mankind's
reason to exist. Power, greed, the need to control and conquer, have
been paramount to the "Egos of the Great" In today's world
thirty wars are raging at this moment and still we shrug our shoulders
and just accept this as normality. We pat ourselves on the back and
award many accolades, trophies and Nobel peace prizes to intellects
-- from intellects. A society that only lives by intellect alone lives
a superficial life which will eventually destroy itself. Where there
is no meaning there can be no evolving or creation. Superficial lives
are artificial and rely on an isolated existence powered by the ego's
of misguided humans. Ego lives in a grandeur of ignorance of universal
intelligence. When a human is isolatedfrom the truth it becomes depressed.
Depression relies on isolation. The medical profession are beginning
to realize prevention is the best cure for our ills.
When we are attacked by our own anti--ballistic missiles of free radicals,
cancer and heart attacks pursue and strike our defensive immune systems.
If we can't take care of our own bodies what chance do we stand looking
after our Countries and civilization? The general is affected the same
as the foot solder when it boils down to the defense of the Mind. Today
we stand on the threshold of a new paradigm. We are in a new millennium
and Information Technology is moving at the speed of light. The Hi Tech
world has brought about great advancements in warfare. Smart bombs,
Intercontinental Cruise Missiles can hit precise targets hundreds of
It is time to understand that having the most advancement in weaponry
will not prevent horrific destruction in the future for the information
technology can also be used to destroy in the hands of evil thinkers.
In the same way as the pen of propaganda was used in Nazi Germany, technology
will be used to destroy mankind unless we start to encompass wisdom
with our intellect. America is the only super power and the guardian
of peace. It is very important to keep a strong military machine and
to use that deterrent as a means of preventing the next world war.
This is a good second line of defense but our priority is to educated
the masses of a first line of defense in which we can all participate.
What can we consider a real defense and just what is defense? Sometimes
we need to use the tactics of "pre-emptive strike" to protect
our own desired way of life. However, when we talk about "pre-emptive
strike," we currently only consider a physical approach, which,
almost always, also results in collateral damage to innocent bystanders.
Consequently, now it is time to consider an alternative form of "pre-emptive
We now ought to start educating all the citizens of our shared world,
to understand that Defense can also come from harmony and understanding
of who we are and our purpose to exist. Religion no longer holds the
interest of the masses. The Church of England has less than one million
people in it's churches on any given Sunday. People today are finding
peace and harmony within themselves. Just go to any bookstore and see
how the inspiration and self help sections have grown. The media has
stuck the name "New Age" on all modern philosophy that differs
from main stream religion. Many so called "Green and Spiritual
groups" have many hidden dangers. Neo-Nazi groups, anarchist, cults
and all manner of nonsense is portrayed on the Internet hiding behind
a mask of Spirituality. However most of the Spiritual sites are meaningful
Confusing isn't It? Thomas Jefferson said. "Those who desire to
give up Freedom in order to gain Security, will not have, nor do they
deserve, either one." Freedom means freedom of thought. When we
free the doom from our minds we enhance the clarity of our culture.
We realize there is more than tissue and sinews that make a human being.
More than intellect and Ego. We can exist to divide and conquer or we
can live a productive and creative life in the Framework of a Joy filled
Joy is the reason we exist. This simple philosophy is so hard for the
intellect to understand. It is not a materialistic Joy. It is a knowledge
that we are all part of a Unified Intelligence that creates and evolves
the whole of the universe. Time is our most precious asset and we need
to defend our time against anything that takes away our Joy. That is
true freedom. The freeing of doom and gloom replaced with co-existence
with our fellow man and Mother earth. Let's go back sixty years and
remember the words of Winston Churchill. A man who's powerful messages
lifted the Spirits of the British people in a time of their greatest
need. He once said "If you do not fight for the right when you
can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory
will be sure and not to costly, you may come to the moment when you
will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance
There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is
no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves"
We are now living in the year 2001. The time has come to move from the
primitive tribe mentality of belligerent nations and to move forward.
We have a need to understand that we are all part of a higher reality.
These are the profound questions that need an immediate answer. Do we
need to move away from our singular truths of how we alone see the world
from our own perspective? Do we need to embrace a oneness with all the
people that breathes the same air we breath, eats the same food we eat
and drinks the same water we drink? Do we need to balance our minds
so we live in the middle of universal intelligence? Do we want to live
outside the pillars of wisdom? Can we find the pathway to our inner
temple of Joy? Our First Line of Defense is our own minds and we need
to protect ourselves from the harm we do ourselves. We are our own worst
enemy if we do not. If we cannot find the correct answers to the above
questions then we are living on the edge of a precipice. Time is of
the essence, it is not on our side. We have a choice. We can educate
the masses to become like minded people and create a world that our
children and grandchildren will enjoy. Or we can continue as we are
and endure all the suffering and horrors as we have in the past. Our
Minds -- Our Choice. There are no winners in a conflict just some lose
Michael levy © Jan 2001 ******************************************
Michael Levy is the author of WHAT IS THE POINT ($9.95, Paperback -
110 pages, October 9, 1998, ISBN: 0966806905) Minds of Blue Souls of
($9.95, Paperback - 127 pages, January 20, 1999) Point Of Life Inc.;
ISBN: 0966806913) Enjoy Yourself It's Later Than You Think ($9.95, Paperback
- 128 pages, June 10, 1999, Point Of Life Inc.; ISBN: 0966806921).
Michael's website is at www.pointoflife.com.
His Articles and Poems are now on over 1000 web sites and growing daily
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