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The David and Goliath in Our Time

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/31/david-and-goliath-our-time

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Not to take away from the importance of the issue of nuclear war/weapons, but: “Nuclear weapons are the biblical David and Goliath struggle of our day. Let us keep in mind that David prevailed.”

Let us keep in mind, or perhaps bring it forward from where it has been hidden for so long, that Goliath was fighting, basically unarmed, to protect his homeland from an invading army and David was the invader with advanced weaponry. Maybe it’s time to ditch the kind of twisted thinking that gives sympathetic treatment to the invader and allows him to take on the role of underdog.

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I believe it is clear that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program (the article suggests otherwise). We have sanctions on it anyway to make sure it never starts one. (of course, that makes no sense).

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It is a salient reminder of how much our narrative is controlled by corporate America that the two largest threats to humankind, nuclear weapons and climate change, are never discussed. Naturally these twin threats to our very survival should dominate all headlines until the problems are resolved, but because corporate America has such tight control around the spread of misinformation, these issues are not even being debated.
I am thrilled to see that nuclear weapons will now be made illegal, however we all know that the U.S. has no respect for international law. Whether it is Trump or Biden, both men are committed to perpetuating these threats and both of them are completely ignorant of the threats global warming and nuclear weapons pose. This is by design and not by chance as the Establishment works overtime to make sure that only pro-corporate candidates can participate in our faux democracy.
Overthrowing the Establishment must be our societies primary concern because without it, we’re all doomed to be extinct in a very short time.

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These Men have done nothing to protect the security of the world as they all support nuclear weapons…and nuclear power… Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Bush Sr & Jr., Trump Biden… Insanity Irresponsibility…

And a quote from Marshall Vian Summers:…
" “Not only are your visitors technologically advanced, they have greater social cohesion, or they would not have been able to reach your shores. They are coming into a world where tribal warfare is dominant, where one human being cannot recognize another, where everyone claims different allegiances and authorities. They are coming into a world where people are ruining their environment at a frightening pace. They are coming into a world where people are fearful, superstitious and self-indulgent and where there is great tragedy, suffering and human abuse. How would this world look to you if you were a visitor coming here for the first time? Even with your human viewpoint, you can gain a perspective of how you must look to those who are visiting. Will they be compassionate towards you? Will they attempt to help you? Will they attempt to avoid you? Will they want to have a relationship with you? Can they trust you? Can you be relied upon? Are you consistent enough in order to establish relations? These are all meaningful questions for you to ask in order to gain a Greater Community perspective, even from a human point of view. Seeing yourself from a Greater Community perspective will show you what you must accomplish and what your great disabilities are at this time. This will give you a new understanding of yourself, one that is very fair and honest.”
― Marshall Vian Summers,… from Greater Community Spirituality