The Love bomb

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Translation: Régine Paradis

Is a world without nuclear weapons a utopia? Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say: is there any hope for humanity’s future and survival with all these nuclear bombs, thousands of them, infinitely more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, ready to wipe out all life on Earth many times over?

Let’s talk about diplomatic efforts to eradicate this ever-present threat for good:

“On December 2, 2009, at its 64th session, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed August 29 the International Day against Nuclear Tests, adopting resolution A/RES/64/35. The preamble to this resolution stresses that ‘every effort must be made to put an end to nuclear testing, in order to avoid its devastating and harmful effects on the lives and health of populations and on the environment’, and that ‘the cessation of nuclear testing is one of the principal means of achieving the goal of a world without nuclear weapons’.”1

The aim, of course, is not just to eliminate nuclear testing, but to wipe it off the face of the planet:

“Furthermore, ‘convinced that nuclear disarmament and the total elimination of nuclear weapons are the only absolute guarantee against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons’, the General Assembly designated September 2 as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, a day devoted to the pursuit of the goal of the total elimination of nuclear weapons, through the mobilization of international efforts.”1

To date, 178 countries have signed and ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Unsurprisingly, the countries that refrain from signing the treaty are those with one or more bombs, even though the USA has signed.  

Is signing treaties, organizing symposia and planning awareness campaigns enough? Didn’t Vladimir Putin recently mention the possibility of using nuclear weapons if his country’s sovereignty were threatened? Until we have eradicated all these devices once and for all, we are in danger!

But how is it that we have accumulated all these destructive devices, and on a scale that goes beyond comprehension? How did one species, the human being, make it possible to accumulate devices that could lead to its extinction? We can line up the figures, blame politics, the economy, but what else? If we have paved the way for our self-destruction, the reason is very simple: it’s because we lack love! “The only way to change this humanity is by giving love, kindness, and compassion.”2

Lack of love manifests itself in a multitude of ways: the smile we didn’t offer, the hand we didn’t extend, the head we turned so as not to see, a homeless person to whom we refused a smile, a host of small but oh-so-important things! Human society is built on the accumulation of all our gestures, words, and actions. What’s on the outside is nothing more than a reflection of our inner world; bombs, borders, laws, and policies are what we are.   

To be more precise, the world we live in is a reflection of our thoughts. It is the result of our brains being conditioned to think, and we can see the disaster today! “The brain is the most powerful and dangerous tool. If we use it to think, it’s no good, but if we use it to feel, then it becomes powerful… When you think, you separate yourself from the universe.”3

Maybe that’s the key: stop thinking and start feeling! If we feel connected to the universe and everything around us, we’ll never be able to destroy our environment, wipe out animal species, raze entire forests, and much less… build atomic bombs! “In this baby humanity we make up, each person’s thoughts influence the whole, and that’s why we need to meditate every day with the whole in mind.”(4)

So, will the next bomb we drop on the planet be an atomic bomb, or a love bomb?

Jean Riendeau
Columnist for the Raelian Movement

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