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An Emotionally Intelligent Petition Against War, Killing and Destruction
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When I talked to a former Israeli military pilot who I met while traveling earlier this year, I mentioned a program I saw once about non-lethal weapons. He quickly told me that Israel was a leader in such technology. Yet I did not see any of these being used by the Israelis in Lebanon in July 2006. Nor have I seen the USA which is at present the world's most powerful nation, using such technology in Iraq.
Because I oppose all forms of killing and destruction, and I believe such technology does exist and could be much more widely developed and employed in the world, I propose the following petition to be signed by those interested in the concept of emotional intelligence. I welcome your comments and suggestions.
|Something I found..
When injustice or oppression occurs there are only two choices; to act or do nothing. Once a decision to act is made there are countless possibilities. Of these possibilities there are two main categories of gaining power- violent-based or non-violent-based. This Catalog of Nonviolent Weaponry is dedicated to the increasingly viable and strategic use of nonviolent tactics that have been identified and systematized over the last several decades by the work of Dr. Gene Sharp and currently under the auspices of the Albert Einstein Institution.
The catalog entries were created by the seventh and eighth grade students of Rio Gallinas School in Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA. As an Expeditionary Learning School, this product represents a five-month study of the tactics and strategies of nonviolent actions around the world. The stories were harvested from the United World College where 200 International Baccalaureate students represent 90 countries.
Nonviolent action is a means
of combat, as is war
Nonviolent action is just what
it says: action which is nonviolent, not
inaction. This technique consists, not simply
of words, but of active protest, noncooperation, and
intervention. Overwhelmingly, it is a group
or mass action.
|Something else I found..
This submittal provides an additional reason for the
already existing concept to use non-destructive weapons
or weapons with very limited collateral damage. In the
year 2025 (or even now for that matter), the global
economy will make the use of destructive weapons
prohibitively expensive for US business. Ownership of
business resources will be worldwide for many US and
foreign companies. Creating a destructive environment, in
addition to having potential inhumane consequences, will
have great potential to destroy US and allied business
resources. The concept of borders will become less and
less important. This and other consequences of a global
economy will produce conditions which might reduce or
eliminate the effectiveness of our current weaponry and
force the generation of completely new concepts in
warfare. From csat.au.af.mil/2025/concepts/900960.HTM --
The United States Air Force Center for Strategy and
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