MONTREAL, Dec. 18, 2012 – The Canadian government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, recently announced that it will review its decision to acquire a fleet of F-35 fighter aircraft. In addition, it will look at other sources to reduce the costs of acquisition and maintenance, projected to exceed $40 billion for the lifespan of the project.

“Although the Raelian Movement welcomes the decision to postpone the purchase, this step doesn’t go far enough and it also doesn’t address the fundamental question,” said Andre Julien, spokesman for the Raelian Movement of Canada.

”Why even buy one?” Julien asked. “We don’t need any fighter aircraft. We have no real enemies for except for those we decide to create for ourselves, as we did in Afghanistan and Libya when we participated in the wars there. Therefore, the debate shouldn’t focus on which aircraft to buy and at what cost. It should focus on what peaceful technologies we should develop instead.”

Julien pointed out that in recent polls, a large majority of Canadians want more peaceful resolution of conflicts (Ref.1,2).

“Canadians want peace and they vote politicians into office to bring peace about,” he said. “But once they’re in office, they continue to increase military spending, which spawns additional wars. When will this nonsense stop?”

Julien pointed out that world peace is what Canadian citizens want and need.

“But buying more weapons doesn’t yield more peace, as history has shown us time and time again,” he explained. “We need to save all this money and use it for worthy purposes, like developing research for peaceful and useful technologies. We can be developing smart computers, robotics, genetic engineering, nanotechnologies and health and environmental sciences, all of which will benefit everyone.”

Julien said the time has come to devote all our efforts toward the achievement of a political system called Paradism, a rapidly spreading concept first introduced by Rael, spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement.

“Paradism is a political system that will lead humanity safely through transformations that will give birth to a true paradise on Earth,” Julien explained. “It’s based on making use of new technologies, such as robotics, genetic engineering and nanotechnology.”

He added that everything a human being can do can be done better by robots.

“As Rael has explained, instead of working for money, we can let robots do all the work and use our lives to do what we like,” Julien said. “We can create, study, do research, pursue the arts, or meditate and achieve self-development. Under those conditions, the world will finally reach the level of paradise. Hence the term ‘paradism.'”

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