The subject of the
incompetence of modern leadership is extensively explored in a fictional setting
in Chapter 4 of my novel "Winning
Without Victory." (the novel is free online, and is also available for
free as a PDF e-book)
In Chapter 4 of the
novel, though it was written many years ago, the story mirrors almost exactly today's
current situation as we presently face the march towards another World War that
has the potential of becoming a thermonuclear war, the kind of war that no one will
the extreme consequences, society finds itself unwilling to take the needed actions to stop
the one person at the highest post of political power, a man who calls himself a
leader, a leader to destruction; who occupies the post of the U.S. President,
but who by
his insanity is committed to the destruction of humanity on behalf of his
masters, the oligarchy of the old British Empire that has bought the little man
to carry out the dictates of the empire's utterly decadent and fascist culture that
rules all facets of imperial rule as it has for century. All wars are staged as
wars of empire against humanity, but yet through all this time humanity, with
few exceptions, refuses to defend itself, and yields itself up to be
The tragic phenomenon
still lingers on. It lingers on even in the face of nuclear war that threatens
the extinction of humanity. Yes, that's where we stand today, with the train to
hell fully on track and moving full speed ahead. This part is not fiction.
It is the political scene of today's world, in Dec. 2012. War against Syria and
Iran is on the table, and beyond that, against Russia, India, and China. The war
drive is an echo of the collapsing world financial system.
Except, why should this
be so? Why are the leaders of society incompetent, including society itself,
even while society is facing the gravest danger in all of human history?
For the answer the
concept of a universal God becomes significant. During every war,
countless times the question was asked, if there is a God, why doesn't he or she
stop the murderous madness or prevent it? Is God failing? Is God incompetent?
No! God is Love. Love gives all, protects all, and nourishes all including
society and civilization. Whenever Love is richly expressed, war is not a
possibility. Every bullet that pierces the flesh is a bullet that cuts into the
heart of love. It is a bullet fired into the face of God.
Whenever society gave
itself a rich period of peace, progress, security, and development, the
Principle of Universal Love stood behind the unfolding renaissance. The power of
this renaissance always stood in proportion of the reflected Principle of
Universal Love coming to light in the hearts and minds of society. It is the
substance of civilization. If this substance is lacking, civilization decays
into dust. As a consequence wars follow in due course when the threshold of lovelessness
is crossed. When this happens, it isn't God who is failing. The divine Principle
Love never fails, just as the physical principle of universal gravity never
fails. When society drops into war, it is society who is failing itself by
having distanced itself from the substance of civilization.
The correction for this
failure cannot be achieved with mere political process, such as by changing the
leaders. The change of leadership to remove the war-criers, and war-makers, is
at best a band aid measure, nor can it likely be achieved without the Principle
of Universal Love driving the process. Thus, for the lack of this principle
being expressed the tyrant who cries for war cannot be removed from office and
remains in power. Without this principle guiding it, society lacks the power to
assert itself to protect and advance its civilization.
In today's world the
situation has become grim. With the ever-deepening loss of the Principle of
Universal Love in its heart, society is dropping ever deeper towards the lowest
levels where it crosses the threshold that bars nuclear war. We may not be far
from it. We are certainly closer to it today than we have ever been before. In the
past, nuclear war had been primarily intended as a means for terrorizing society
into impotence, in order to make it more compliable with imperial demands. We
have now come to the threshold where that which had never been intended to
become real, is now intended to happen in a big way, and to happen towards the long-declared
intention to reduce the human presence on this planet to less than a billion
people from the current level of seven billion. Society's love in its heart, even
for itself, has become so small that it lacks the impetus to take a stand
against the plans for its elimination from the face of the planet. Then, when
nuclear war breaks out as it will on the present course, the vast segment of
society that it will eliminate is of a humanity that is largely already dead as
Security in the world,
thus rests squarely with humanity's reawakening to the most fundamental
principle of civilization, the Principle of Universal Love. The reawakening was
only rarely achieved in history, but it was powerful when it was achieved. It
gave us the Golden Renaissance, and in later years (1648) the Peace of
Westphalia that still stands as a foundation
for modern civilization, precarious as this may be.
Of course, the story in
the novel, while it echoes many aspects of our present situation, is totally
fictional in nature. What happens today defies the imagination of the fiction
writer. We have dropped to such deep levels of decadence as would have seemed impossible
three decades ago when the Cold War was raging. And so, the novel deals with the
subject lightly. Nevertheless the direction in thinking has remained essentially
the same, though less developed then.
In the novel, the
protagonist, Peter, a junior U.S. diplomat with connection behind the Iron
Curtain, has been tasked to inquire from his contact, Steve, a close personal
friend, how the unfolding deep financial collapse in the West that is happening
in the timeline of the novel is being seen by the Soviet's. Will the Soviets
exploit the weakness in the West to strike the West down, or should the West preempt
such a strike? Or could the West venture the risk to do nothing?
The entire chapter deals
with this question of where the imperative lies.
The meeting takes place
deep inside the Communist Sector of Germany.
To continue link to the book online:
Without Victory - select Chapter 4.
The novel is Volume 3 of
the series of novels, The
Lodging for the Rose
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