Dana Pittard: Military’s Endorsement of Ecological Overshoot is Criminal
Military Endorsement of Ecological Overshoot is Criminal:
The military’s endorsement of ecological overshoot is criminal – [paraphrased] Dana Pittard; LA Times: 01 July 2013: At one Army base, a vision for a new shade of green.
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Potential EoP Voters: Saperstein Citizens: Religious Fanatics with a small degree of — cooperate with the State to implement EoP intnl law — Rationality
You realize I am a religious fanatic; but there is small degree of rationality in me. If someone had come to me & said [voting to support EoP intnl law] to give up [overbreeding / consumption], would benefit the safety of Israel. … We will [cooperate & ration; or] pack our bags & go. – [EoP Amended] Moshe Saperstein; Highway 51: unSettled / Withdrawal from Gaza.
Gen Hacohen, Ordered by PM Sharon to be Commander of Disengagement from Gaza:
BG: PM Arik Sharon, Attaturk & Fanatics with a small degree of rationality:
“He was a senior commander who went with his units from house to house, from bunker to bunker, from orange grove to orange grove; to explain what he meant. And three months later, Gaza was quiet. Terrorism was crushed with an iron fist, with a cruel hand. He cast fear into Gaza. …. They were afraid of him, really scared. He explained to me once in a very simple manner; that he went to put an end to terrorism in Gaza. He was head of Southern Command. His method was simple. Every Arab caught holding a weapon; was shot on the spot.” — Eli Landau & Uri Avnery; Anna Bens: Israels Generals: Ariel Sharon.
“Attaturk knew that for his movement to succeed and be permanent. He had to create a struggle that was initiated and supported by the people. Everything had to be legitimate and ideologically well-founded. A revolutionary ideal at the time it was announced to the whole country from the city of Amasia.” – Mark Campbell: Mustafa Kemal Attuturk: Attaturk the Feminist Warrior.
“We wanted our approach and modus operandi to be clearly understood and that we would not need to explain what we were doing. I would compare this to a statue set up in a town, such as Rodin’s “Burghers of Calais”, for example. If you have to explain the meaning or the idea, the artist has failed in his intention. We all in fact knew that the entire operation would so to speak take place on stage, with us as the actors, watched by 8,000 journalists from around the world. These had come to show the world how Jews treat their brothers during a sort of civil war. Without wishing to blow my own trumpet, I can say that we created a unique, historic situation. We were involved in a real confrontation and conflict that was extremely painful for all concerned. Despite everything, we succeeded, in part because we had clearly delineated boundaries within which to contain events, so that no blood would be shed. This was the spirit in which we worked, striking the balance between essentially Jewish behavior and the necessities of a military operation.” – Maj Gen Gershon Hacohen; Shalom Magazine: Sensitivity and Determination.
On Superbowl Sunday, Israeli PM Netanyahu released his shalom conditional peace promise to be a good prime minister babysitter ad. – Now This News: Netanyahu Promises Israelis He’d Be A Good Babysitter.
As Army Chief of Staff, I was in no position to say if I was for or against the evacuation. It was my duty to analyze the possible pros and cons. When asked whether Gaza is a strategic military asset to the State of Israel, I said no. On the other hand, leaving Gaza without controls in place, could turn the Gaza strip into a strategic threat. I thought that if we do leave Gaza, it be contingent on the Palestinians paying a heavy price. That didn’t happen. .. How did we get to this situation that it is legitimate to evacuate Jews from Palestinian State land, but not Palestinians from Jewish State land? .. If there was good will then these things could be settled.. coexistence. Why does it have to end up in war? … These days there is talk within Israel about a unilateral withdrawal. But what moves can you make when the other side doesn’t even accept your very existence, and any border you draw, will be the border from which they’ll continue to fight you. … It’s easy to label people. He’s right wing, don’t talk to him. She’s left wing, don’t listen to her. – Moshe Bogi Ya’alon, Former: Israel Defence Forces: Chief of Staff; Highway 51:unSettled / Withdrawal from Gaza.
It’s your right as a citizen to consider the government corrupt, and go to a more enlightened place. However once the government decides; not to obey, is destructive. You can now kiss the entire State of Israel goodbye. Why? Because democracy is important. That’s what gives us the tools to deal with all our external enemies, and internal problems, and we have plenty of both. … Trying to understand a person who is logical, but his logic is based on faith, is very difficult to understand. … Honestly my words were meant to calm, and to ease the swallowing of the pill. But this pill was bitter and it remained bitter. I was never able to convince anyone to leave their home, without them resisting in some way.. – Dudi Chaloni, IDF Soldier; Highway 51: unSettled / Withdrawal from Gaza.
Its clear when you want to survive in the Middle East, where power dictates, and every time you make a good-will gesture; it is interpreted as a sign of weakness or fear, then you need to prove your might all over again. That’s the Middle East, power is the driving force. Don’t fool yourself, give up all the territories, and even if you’re left standing on one leg, on one floor tile, in the middle of Tel Aviv, they’ll probably make demands on that floor tile as well. ….. Every person who lives in the State of Israel expands the borders of Israel. You live on the land, you determine the border. Like its done all over the world, from antiquity to modern times. And today’s debate over issues like ’48 borders or ’67 borders, in my opinion, seems insignificant, in relation to the history of the people of Israel, in the State of Israel.- Meir Shimoni; Highway 51: unSettled / Withdrawal from Gaza.
The borders of the State of Israel are what God gave us in the Bible. Political circumstances may be such that we cannot occupy those borders at a particular time, but it is according to the Bible simply forbidden, to give up what you possess. You realize of course that I am a religious fanatic; but there is some small degree of rationality in me. If someone had come to me and said that giving up Gaza and Northern Samaria, would actually benefit the safety of the rest of Israel. Even though I believe it’s a mistake, I can understand it. We will pack our bags and we can go. But nobody, not the government, not the United Nations, not the United States, you name it. Nobody has explained what the benefit is to Israel for pulling out of here. And all I ever hear is Give Peace a Chance. Leaving here is a bold move for peace. What bold move for peace? It’s absolutely senseless. …. Everyone out here is so laid back, they are practically laid out. I would have preferred an old age home. Its true, I’ve been ready for an old age home since my Bar Mitzvah, but since she calls the shots, and wanted to go out and have an adventure, before they send us to the glue factory.. We came out here. – [EoP Bold Emphasis] Moshe Saperstein; Highway 51: unSettled / Withdrawal from Gaza.
» 17 Jul: EoP Axis, Wikileaks, B Blanton: EoP TRC Draft Statements; CC: Gen Hacohen & Al Sisi.
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What A Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire
What A Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire is a 2007 documentary film about the current situation facing humanity and the world. It discusses issues such as peak oil, climate change and the effects of global warming, population overshoot and species extinction, as well as how this situation has developed. The documentary features supporting data and interviews of Daniel Quinn, environmental activist Derrick Jensen and academics such as Richard Heinberg and many others. The tagline of the documentary is, “A middle-class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American lifestyle.”
– Don Hooligan: What a Way to Go; TSWabbit: What A Way to Go: Richard Manning; Daniel Quinn;Derrick Jensen; Paul Roberts; Chellis Glendenning; Richard Heinberg; William Catton;Thomas Berry; Ran Prieur; Sally Erickson; Jerry Mander.
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What a Way to Go: Derrick Jensen
So many people are so very, very unhappy. And they want this nightmare to end. And they don’t recognize that the death that they want is a cultural death, and is a spiritual and metaphorical death.
Denial takes tremendous energy. And if you have to work really, really hard to not acknowledge the fact that this culture’s killing everything, you’re not going to have much energy left over.
Once again it doesn’t matter, you could have this huge transformation of the heart and if you still require the importation of resources [because your population is breeding and/or consuming above ecological carrying capacity limits]; then your life must be based upon violence, because if you require the importation of resources, what that means is that trade will never be sufficiently reliable, because if you need a particular resource, that you want to trade the next village over for, but they won’t give it to you, then you’ll take it cause you require it. Which means we could become the most enlightened beings on the planet, and [if we continued to breed and consume above ecological carrying capacity limits] it wouldn’t matter, the US military would still have to be huge, because otherwise how are we going to get access to our oil, that is under somebody else’s land? – End of Empire79: Derrick Jensen: Civilization and Enlightenment; What A Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire.
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Lawrence Wilkerson: Presidents problems with their Breeding / Consumption Oligarchs & citizens.
I would say — and I don’t subscribe to conspiracy theory normally, but I would say there were [citizens breeding & consuming above carrying capacity limits] forces behind that shadow, if you will, who were doing quite well … who were more or less feeding off the conflict … the president [of your country] right now is having a hard time trying to go after some of his [breeding/consumption above ecological carrying capacity limits] oligarchs [and citizens], who are just too corrupt for his own liking. And this is reaching a [ecological strain and economic inequity] point where it may be destabilizing for the [country; and cause national and international ecological and/or economic collapse] ultimately .. But at the same time, you have a situation here that’s ripe for a great-state relationship. … We need some sort of relationship like that between Washington and Beijing today, I think. And I do not mean in any way that we should rule the world together. What I mean is the [ecological & economic collapse consequences of WiP ‘right to breed/consume above ecological carrying capacity limits’ intnl law] challenges like we’re going to confront in the 21st century, challenges that could be [species ending] existential, challenges like climate change, challenges like enough water to drink, enough food to eat, and so forth — I’ve seen some projections that say — by climatologists whose views I respect, that say by the end of this century we could have only arable land and water enough for some half-billion people. What do we do with the other 9 billion? Where do we bury them? How do we deal with that kind of massive change in human relationships with this planet? So these are huge challenges. So what I’m saying is you need this kind of great-power relationship, this great-state relationship to begin to lead the [EoP truth and reconciliation responsible freedom] way for others to follow. — [EoP Amended] Lawrence Wilkerson: Real News: Reality Asserts Itself: Who Makes US Foreign Policy .. If we Remain Predators, the Planet will cast us off.
– The Real News: Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: Lawrence Wilkerson: Who Makes Foreign Policy?01:02; If We Remain Predators; the Planet Will Cast us off: 03; Youtube: Real News.
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