Donald Trump

I am not American, nor do I support one political party over another, but I genuinely wish both Donald Trump and his wife Melania a speedy and full recovery. This truly is an insidious disease. He was right in saying that the CCP was lying about how deadly it was, stopping the spread within its own country and yet exporting it around the world, criticising those who decided to close their borders and trying to brand them as racist.

I was a critic of Donald Trump at the start of his presidency, but I respect democracy, and I think to an extent, one has to accept the leader that has been chosen during that term. Has he made mistakes, of course he has. Human life should always be placed above the economy and dollars. The economy will bounce back and eventually grow to be stronger than ever, but those more than a million lives lost the around the globe are gone forever. He should have let the medical experts like Dr Fauci set the course on tackling the pandemic. He should have asked for help from minds much smarter than himself, like Bill Gates to help on the advisory committee, I am sure he would have assisted with some good sound advice. But he let his ego get in the way and absolutely he has made some bad decisions. There is no recovery for those who have died. Being a president or prime minister of any country during this pandemic is not a task I envy,

Whilst I disagree with some of his policies, I think Donald Trump is a decent person, I believe he is trying to do what he thinks is the best thing for the country. Of course like any politician he does also pander to some groups and does things that are clearly not in the best interests of the country, One area where he is spot on the money about is “Fake News” I learn not to trust the news, they simply do not care for the truth, they are just interested in sensationalism and grabbing headlines. Also many of the big media networks are backed by big corporate interests and are merely instruments of those corporate sponsors.

He really should step aside and let Mike Pence take over and relax and focus on recovering from this disease. At age 74, he is in a high risk category, he doesn’t need the added stress of dealing with the presidency and I am sure people will understand. The japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe stepped down from the top job due to health concerns, there is no shame in stepping down for a few weeks to recover. And to the people saying hateful things at a time like this, now is not the time for that.

Get well soon @therealdonaldrump

Donald Trump and World War 3

I sense these are very dangerous times, I wish all parties could just agree to take a one month breather where all parties would say no further aggression or missile tests until some diplomatic negotiations can take place.

Donald Trump is not a diplomat, he is ego driven, he has no tact or diplomacy and has proven that so far.

  1. Missile strikes in Syria, where the Russians have had a strong presence.
  2. Dropping a MOAB Mother of All Bombs in Afghanistan
  3. Now look at some of his tweets on North Korea

 I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! U.S.A.

Our military is building and is rapidly becoming stronger than ever before. Frankly, we have no choice!

Seriously, how can he have access to his own twitter account to post seriously inflammatory material like that which could potentially set the entire world at war. He needs to have a press team or advisors which censor the material he is putting out. Then again, his ego is so big, I think he has probably surrounded himself with yes men and women who would be too scared to go against anything he says.

My problem is this. After seeing all the horrors of World War 2, the United Nations was formed in the hope of preventing any atrocities like that ever happening again. World War 3 will mean game over for a large percentage of the human population. Now America does not control the world, like Donald Trump would like to think. As far as I am concerned, if he has committed the country to those actions without the approval of the United Nations, then on the global scale, as a world citizen, I would consider those war crimes.

I am not saying nothing should be done about North Korea, but I am saying that all of the countries must get together and decide what action should or should not be taken collectively. We MUST learn from the mistakes of the past, that is why the United Nations was formed.  I am not saying President Trump is a bad person, if countries harbour terrorists I agree with him not allowing those people visiting America, I agree with tougher border control to protect the American citizens, but he is letting his personal ego put the entire world at danger and that has to stop. It is ridiculous to hear him say oh well I let my military advisors do what they think is best and use the MOAB. People did not vote for his military advisors, they voted for him, he is meant to listen to their opinions and make the decision for himself, not let them run amok.

After looking at what George Bush Jnr did with the second Iraq war, then the period of relative peace with Barack Obama, and now seeing Donald Trump take this reckless military action and speak so carelessly, as an outsider, I am starting to view the republican party as a corporate party who amongst other things are warmongers.

This matter is now urgent in my opinion, I strongly advise anybody reading this to please take the time to write to the president and ask him to not take any military offensive action that is not sanctioned by the United Nations.  Details on how to contact the white house can be found here

Please also take a few seconds to join our World Peace Group, membership is free, and together we can make a difference.

Bernie Sanders for World Peace

“I think there may be some symbolism here, I know it doesn’t look like it, but that bird is really a dove asking us for world peace, No More Wars!”

I posted a week ago, how I supported Bernie Sanders, despite not wanting this site to be political. I don’t think I have felt this strong about wanting to see a US presidential candidate win. I have viewed them all as bought and paid for by big business, and yes that includes Hilary Clinton. While yes, it would be good to see a female president, I think what Bernie Sanders represents is a far far bigger revolution. I think he represents a step in the right direction of taking back control of America from big business and putting it in the hands of the people.

I dont think that bird would have come so close to him if it sensed rage or hostility. Bernie Sanders is a man of peace. If you look at the following video which dates all the way back to 1985, at the 5:00 minute mark,  they mention how he is anti nuclear, before they focus on his mug, with the world peace sign on it. He is the real deal, so if you haven’t already voted, please go out and vote and encourage the support of your friends.

Bernie Sanders

In the “About” page for this site, I did mention that this community would not be political. I had intended to steer away from politics, but I believe it is an important aspect for world peace. For years, I have seen how America, has been controlled by Corporate America. Wars have been fought, and weapons companies, infrastructure companies, oil companies have all profited immensely from these wars. For the first time in American politics, that I can recall during my life, it seems America has an honest politician who genuinely cares about people. Bernie Sanders is not receiving millions of dollars from big corporations, in the way most of the other candidates are.

I would encourage everyone in America to go out and vote. If Bernie Sanders does not win as leader of the Democratic party, Hilary Clinton would be a far better option than any of the republican candidates. Whilst I think some media are right to compare Trump Rallies to Hitler and Nazi Germany, I don’t think he is the worst candidate, I think the worst candidate of any of them is Ted Cruz.



After watching the news today, I think it appropriate to quote the French writer and philosopher Voltaire, who said

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

I think this quote is so true. Like many people, I was raised to follow a religion. As a young child I began to question things and think the religion I was told to believe was all nonsense. None of it made any sense. It bothered me a bit in the sense that I knew I was a good kind and spiritual person but when I dared to question religion, I felt as though I was made to feel like a cold hearted atheist. Of course I am not an atheist, I don’t like to put labels on myself, but I am closer to being an agnostic. I have never talked to god, seen god, I don’t know if God exists or not. There are some things I simply do not know and I am fine with not knowing.
Another quote from Voltaire is

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.

I don’t tell anyone what to believe, but what I do like to do is to encourage people to open their minds and think for themselves. I have been searching for what I believe is the truth about life for several decades, and I can honestly say what I have discovered and experienced about life is far more comforting than anything I have ever read about in any religious book. I think the truth about life is available to anyone, it is not just the special domain of a certain race of people who lived during a certain period of time.
And finally

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.

I think that we are more than just our bodies or even our minds, which are nothing more than a biological computer. We are our consciousness, our soul, that which accounts for a person being kind or otherwise, and that which in my opinion is eternal.

#FreeAjStaff Free Al Jazeera Staff

I have been watching the case of Peter Greste on the news for several months now. The news I watch in Australia is ABC, a government funded news station and Peter Greste was an ABC Journalist, so I think it is safe to say he would have presented the news in a professional manner with a high level of integrity. Our own Australian Prime Minister spoke to the Egyptian President in support of Peter Greste, and I believe he does deserve credit for his attempts.

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has also spoken to the Egyptian president on this issue.
Unfortunately Peter Greste has been sentenced to 7 years in jail. I understand that politicians cannot intervene in court decisions, but I hope the Egyptian President does give Peter Greste and his fellow Al Jazeera staff a pardon.
We can do our bit by putting pressure on our own politicians to intervene and continue to put pressure on the egyptian government. These journalists put their life on the line to bring us the news of the world.
If you are on twitter, #FreeAjStaff is the hash tag that is being used to show your support.

USA the most peace loving country?

I thought I would take a look at the newsletter subscribers, keep in mind there are not many subscribers to the mailing list.
But I was interested in seeing if I could get an idea of what countries have the most number of people who share a passion for world peace.
Now of course, the data is too small to draw any conclusions, after all there are only currently 30 subscribers to the newsletter, but the USA accounts for 13 of those 30 subscribers, so I would have to say at this stage, most of the people who visit who are passionate enough about peace to sign up for the newsletter, seem to be from the USA.
The link to the newsletter is here Oh and I promise I have not and never will spam anyone. It is only used to contact members for something important, never more than once a month, and more likely once a year at most.

Barack Obama and World Peace

President Barack Obama was recently in Australia announcing the permanent deployment of some troops at the top end of Australia. (I am in Australia).

Listening to him answering questions, all I could think to myself was that he is one exceptionally intelligent president, a far cry from his predecessor. I really like Barack Obama, yes I know the people in America are hurting economy wise at the moment. And he may not be very popular. But I really like the man, especially when listening to him being questioned about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He mentioned that he would be pulling all of the troops out of Iraq by the end of the year. He mentioned how he was against the Iraq war all along.

More details can be found here.  This is a war that has dragged on for 9 years. A war that has resulted in many deaths. A war which was based on lies. And a war which was not easy for a president to end, especially when there are infrastructure companies and oil companies who stand to profit from America staying there, and no doubt they would have been lobbying for America to stay there. So I think he deserves credit for that.

In addition, he said he was committed to withdrawing the American troops from Afghanistan. He said they could not withdraw straight away, but they would withdraw, acknowledging that they would be leaving a less than ideal situation.

I believe these two things will ease the deficit that America is running up, and could help the economy in the long run. It is also worthy to note that President Obama has not started any new wars so far during his presidency. If he loses, I think it will be due to unemployment levels in America. I do think his performance on the issue of World Peace has been good so far.

Steve Jobs

I grew up using Apple IIe computers, I currently use an iphone and Macbook Pro, and have always had a keen interest in Technology. There is no doubt that Steve Jobs was a visionary in the tech space. I think to a large extent, he was a rather private person, but I am sure he had a very spiritual side to him, he had spent some time during his earlier years in an ashram in India.

Below is an amazing quote from Steve Jobs which was the basis for an Apple commercial, which I like very much.

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

I have seen a number of his speeches and interviews over the years, and there is no doubt that the man was an intellectual giant. He was adopted out shortly after birth, yet not only did he go on to build Apple Computers, after being kicked out, he later returned at a time when Apple was experiencing a lot of trouble and went on to turn it into the biggest company in the world.

Another great speech of his, which does talk of our mortality, was his Stanford address. In particular, I like the bit where he says

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.