We need to wake up! We need to stop the mass brainwashing of society!
These are the words of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet which have been echoing in our heads for all the right reasons – they couldn’t be truer!
In one of his latest statements, the center of attention these days, the Dalai Lama told the world that just praying to God cannot make incidents like the one in Paris go away, or be prevented in the future. These atrocities we hear about and witness were created by humans, not God and only we are the ones that can prevent them from happening again.
His word went viral, resonating from one corner of the world to the other and many people are now aware that we need mass scale actions to change the dire future we’re heading towards.
The Paris attacks are just one more tragic incident which proves his point. We witness the atrocities of war every day and we shouldn’t turn a blind eye just because they’re far away and we aren’t directly concerned. On the Dalai’s website you can find a great piece written about the massive brainwash in our society and it’s something everyone should read. He writes:
“Of course, war and the large military establishments are the greatest sources of violence in the world,” the Dalai Lama writes. “Whether their purpose is defensive or offensive, these vast powerful organizations exist solely to kill human beings.”
We have become so accustomed to the concept of war, its tragedies don’t bother us anymore. “If it’s not affecting me personally, it doesn’t matter,” we think. We turn a blind eye to the harsh situations of others, and avoid thinking about our role as an individual.
Why War Sounds Natural to Most People
“Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable,” writes the Dalai Lama. “In general, nobody feels that war is criminal or that accepting it is criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed.”
We have been trained to be impassive to the horrors of war. This numbness comes when we see violence from the sidelines, yet it also enables us to easily partake in the brutality.
“Some former soldiers have told me that when they shot their first person they felt uncomfortable but as they continued to kill it began to feel quite normal. In time, we can get used to anything.”
The Unspoken Dangers of War
The Dalai Lama then goes on to speak about how expensive war is. This is something many people think about — the fact that the money pumped into the military and the Department of Defense in the United States (including the black budget) could completely alleviate poverty and hunger on our planet. That being said, money is made out of thin air, typed up on a computer screen and printed at will by the controlling elite.
We are talking about, as former Canadian Defense Minister Paul Hellyer explains, “trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars” that “have been spent on projects which both Congress and the Commander in Chief know nothing about.” Welcome to what president Eisenhower called the military industrial complex, where, as he warned us, the rise for misplaced power exists and will persist. What would he say about what’s happened today?
The point is, if we are going to use money as a tool, why not take that money and allocate it toward providing food, shelter, and clothing for everybody on the planet? The defence expenditures of a couple of countries alone could do this no problem.
“We should feel fed up with the violence and killing going on around us. If a human being is killed by an animal, it’s sad, but if a human being is killed by another human being it’s unthinkable. We have to make a special effort to think of each other as fellow human beings, as our brothers and sisters.”