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27: Dominators in Charge

by youngrebels.com Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2002 at 1:33 PM

This is a call for revolution We exist within a community of life Our choices influence the course of existence Are we leading or are we being led Will we choose peace or war

27: Dominators

While some leaders fail in their attempt to support peace, a few leaders simply support the means of war as a goal. These leaders encourage individuals to fight in a war of all against all with no regard for the damage caused by such decisions. They encourage individuals to fight as the only course of existence. Leaders who support war have been called dominators. There are two different types of dominators.

First, some dominators honestly believe that engaging in war is the only way to maintain a healthy existence. These dominators rely on misunderstood notions of the hierarchy of being and survival of the fittest concepts to support their view. Aspects of our natural diversity have been used to designate teams within a war of all against all. If we are on a team that defeats or destroys another team, then we can take their means of survival to support our own existence. However, what team are we on and do the teams always stay the same?

Domination has been changing. Families and clans used to try to dominate each other in order to secure their survival. At some point, diverse families discovered that life was greatly improved by existing in peace and communities were formed. Then, communities tried to dominate each other in order to secure their survival. At some point, diverse communities discovered that life was greatly improved by existing in peace and nations were formed. Then, nations tried to dominate each other. At some point, diverse nations discovered that life was greatly improved by existing in peace and alliances were formed.

Doesn't it make sense that at some point, the diverse segments of humanity will discover that life is greatly improved by existing in peace? Doesn't it make sense that at some point, the human species will discover that life is greatly improved by existing peacefully within the circle of life? Existing together in peace doesn't mean we all conform to a calculated plan. It means we respect the diversity of existence.

Maintaining a healthy existence by declaring war on the rest of life is no longer a justified option. It never was a path to a healthy existence, but we weren't able to realize it until very recently. In a war of all against all, periods of health and prosperity will always be reserved for the few. The majority of life will always be weakened by the means of war.

The first type of dominators simply hold onto the strict explanations from the past instead of having an open mind for new choices. Many dominators are recognizing that we have reached a period in history when the old rules of domination no longer represent a path to a healthy existence. We have become too advanced in the means of war while the foundations of our existence are no longer abundant. Fortunately, many dominators are beginning to make new choices as renewed leaders of peace.

The second dominator group doesn't fail in an attempt to achieve peace; they simply reject the goal of peace. Their goal is to dominate the existence of anything else which can be used to improve the immediate condition of their own existence. They find it very easy to destroy the circle of life under a false claim of superiority. They encourage war and chaos as they declare themselves champions of evolution. These dominators are common criminals.

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