Friday, May 27, 2016

Power comes from assuming responsibility

The end of time is the point where you come to the understanding that the opportunities no longer exist for you to get the life you want.

We place our trust on something that does not have the capacity to help us, like Jeb Bush seizing the opportunity to run for president of the United States, and maybe fulfilling a family dream of being the first family to have three presidents. His presidency would have allowed his family to have the honor and respect and power they want. 

His goal seemed to be within his reach. He walked forward to 2016 with his hand reaching out for a golden doorknob, and when he opened the door, instead of finding what was surely his for the taking, he found a Brick Wall. He didn't understand why it wasn't working. He assumed he had the entire Republican power base with him, and what a horror it must be for him to be supplanted by Donald Trump--a billionaire businessman who never held public office before, and who declared he never intended to run for president. 

This is what is occurring all over the world, and it is generating a great deal of fear. People are walking forward and reaching out for what they believe is their grand opportunity to get their life, only to find that on the other side of the door is a Brick Wall. 

This is what occurred with George W. Bush when he invaded Iraq. He went in thinking it would be another rout, like it was with the Gulf War. For the Bush administration, the preemptive strike was one small logical step, but for everyone else with a wider perspective, it was a major leap. He got into a quagmire with no apparent way out. This lack of understanding about the principles behind the preemptive strike is what kept Jeb Bush from being president. It was in no one's best interest for Jeb Bush to perpetuate failed foreign policy. 

The Brick Wall is the ultimate conclusion of the games people play. People have a goal, but we are kicked off course by misunderstandings and don't see that we are no longer headed toward our goal. At the Brick Wall, we are 180 degrees from where we think we are. 

The Chilcot Report is coming out in July, and the Bush family is facing the backlashes from the games they played. The have three choices now for how they will respond to the scandal. They can ignore the crisis and pass it on to future generations, they can go down into the games, or they can choose to stand on the principles and work to undo the damage they have done.

What they want is behind them, not in front of them. If their goal is to have power, power does not come from being president of the United States, or having the US military at your hand. Power comes from assuming responsibility to undo the damage you have done. 

The Bush family have been offered the opportunity to regain their power by working with our organization and our Exit Strategy for Iraq proposal. Our goal is to create an international government and its international court system so that disputes between nations are resolved in court rather than the battlefield. We, as a planet, will at last be able to say, "never again."

The opportunity to be president--at least in 2016--is no longer there for Jeb Bush, but that does not mean that this is the end of his opportunities to get the power he wants. He just must turn around and see that it was there all along, but he just didn't see it. If he does that, maybe he will try again in 2020, or understand at that point that he is unlimited as to what he wants to create.