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US Military Lily Pad Strategy
I noticed when I approached the backyard garden today a great numbers of birds drinking in the fountain took off. Birds, except Robins, scare easily. Robins, on the other hand, will just stand still, look at you and if you get really close fly aware. Bees stayed around the fountain and only moved when fresh water was put it. So birds, except Robins, scare easily and bees do not.
Every spring and summer rabbits appear in our front yard. They must have a nest somewhere and a new baby appears each spring. When the rabbits see a human they freeze and like the Robins only move when you get very close.
Bees and humans, like some insects, are higher forms of evolution where altruism, sacrificing for the ‘common good”, exist. Rabbits and birds, including robins, are not there yet. Although both bees and humans can sting humans seem to live more by fear than bees. Today I read an article about The Lily Pad Strategy of the USA military. It is about how the USA military fear of an attack has transformed its overseas base empire and doing so has created more fear and a dangerous new way of war. You can find the article on the Featured Article page on this web site.
The new military, recruiting, using education as selective service system, training in reflexive killing, Killing without conscience, Killer Drones and now the The Lily Pad Strategy is frightening, endangering our lives and leads to ‘endless wars.’ Why can’t we learn from the Birds, Bees and Rabbits?