War has no victors. Innocent people die on both sides who wanted nothing to do with the conflict- all for what? What can WE do to protect ourselves?
Note: this is an un-edited draft from Vietnam that I was too lazy to review.
In the past weekend I’ve been based out of Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. It’s a hectic, fast-paced city with insane traffic. Crossing the road is like playing frogger in real life, as you dodge cars and motorbikes.
I’ve explored the Cu Chi Tunnels used by the Vietcong, as well as the War Remnants Museum and thus learned a lot about the Vietnam War, or as it’s said here “The American War in Vietnam.”
It need not be said that the Vietnam war was completely fucked up, and for the most part- pointless. USA should not have been involved in such silly conflicts so far from home.
In fact, the USA probably just made matters worse! The American public also didn’t want to be so involved- but some fat men in Congress decided otherwise.
It wasn’t even 100 years ago that the horrors of the Second World War began and ended.
You’d think that people would’ve learned to be just a bit more compassionate to others and not be so evil, but that was not the case.
“Agent Orange” is one of the deadliest and most fucked up chemicals ever created by mankind, and used to kill countless innocent Vietnamese civilians like insects.
The chemical was so dangerous and fucked up that even innocent American soldiers (and soldiers from other countries) unknowingly brought some of it back to USA and caused massive deformities in their children!
It wasn’t even 50 years ago that the Vietnam War (or American War in Vietnam) ended.
Have we changed so much so fast, to not be so evil anymore? I’d like to hope so- or at least think that we’re moving fast enough in a positive direction that innocent civilians may never again experience such horrors again.
In the book Power vs. Force the author talks about Energy Dynamics, and “levels of consciousness.” Humanity’s “level of consciousness” is rising, so we may never experience such a grand conflict again.
But we can’t yet be so certain.
As I walked through the War Remnants museum, I remember reading about something called “Flag Theory.” More than ever it was sounding like a fantastic idea that I had to initiate ASAP.
The short version of it is to spread apart your assets & home bases such so that if one nation falls you can safely escape to another.
For example, I might have a bank in Europe, and a back in America. If Europe starts WWIII, then I can safely retreat with enough assets to America. If WWIII begins in America, then I can safely retreat to Europe.
Of course the hope is that you never have to do such a thing. We are living in the most peaceful time in human history and the trend is looking very positive. We may never see WWIII, but we can’t yet be certain.
The whole point of Flag Theory is to have the ability to mobilize and escape any disaster as quickly and safely as possible because you can only take responsibility for yourself.
Recently I’ve loved the word “responsibility” because of what it implies. When you take responsibility, you can’t take excuses.
Everything in your life is inherently your responsibility. While some things may not be your fault, they still might cause a situation that you have to deal with- thus being your responsibility to deal with them.
Something I’ve learned in life recently is that you can only take responsibility for yourself in life, and no one else.
Guilt vampires often try to make people take responsibility for them or other people. They may look at other people who are suffering and say, “wow you should feel bad for where you’re at,” or imply that you need to expend your time & resources to help them because you have it better.
We must not confuse empathy or compassion with guilt-tripping, or shame, which is taking responsibility over another human’s situation. We can help people without guilt or shame, but instead empathy and compassion.
That being said, it’s not your responsibility to help other people. The best thing you can do in life is take care of yourself.
An Unstable World
For me as an American man to get my documents, I had to sign up for the War Draft. Some fat men in congress can arbitrarily declare war on another country and then force me beyond my will to go into the military.
The only other option would be to flee the USA, and then comes the risk of being banned from the USA or facing prison time if I’d ever like to return!
Most males in most countries have to sign up for a draft, and in many countries still to this day every male is forced into military service beyond their will. When I lived for 5 weeks in Cyprus, I had no friends 18-20. They were all in the military. All my friends 21+ had served 2 years in the military, regardless of whether or not they wanted to.
The Vietnam War is a huge reminder of just how fucked up this is as well as how fucked up any government is. There was a conflict on the other side of the world, and so the government decided to send young, clueless boys on a vague mission with no clear goal as to what to achieve in Vietnam.
Is it such a surprise that these boys came back jaded, with PTSD, having committed terrible war crimes? War has no victors…
Besides war-related instability, there is also economic instability, as well as instability in climate and weather. For example I have a memory once of growing up as a little kid in Nebraska crying worried that the coming tornado would kill us all.
Sadly, such fears are not silly as tornadoes do kill, destroy houses, etc. Recently there was terrible flooding in my home state of Nebraska, destroying several homes, displacing people, and even killing some!
The whole point of “Flag Theory” is to protect yourself from such things. Ultimately, you need to take responsibility for your own life and move to a place which is as stable as can be, and spread your assets (or skills) in such a way that you’ll be fine no matter what happens.
War & Peace
Even if you are not one of the unlucky who have to sign up for a military draft beyond their will, war can still affect you.
American soldiers committed many atrocities towards innocent civilians in Vietnam. They were just normal people going about their day to day life when some soldiers came in and decided to start shooting them, or torture, or whatever.
Did they deserve it? No. Was it right? No. All we can do now is take it as a reminder to be prepared to escape situations and not get so attached to a particular country or city.
What is a Country?
A country is a vague term, but all it is in fact (and we all intuitively know this) is a large collection of people within a defined boundary of land.
One of my favorite books ever called “Reality Transurfing Steps I-V” describes countries (and other groups of people) as “pendulums.”
Essentially what the author talks about is how energetically speaking things such as movements and governments take on a life on their own, but they seek to serve their own purpose rather than the purpose of the individual.
It’s kind of hard to explain, so I highly recommend reading the book because it will help you out.
The problem with many “pendulums” is that people give themselves to it when it gives nothing else in return. The author describes serving a pendulum as like “a moth attracted to the flame.”
As heroic as we name it to be a soldier in a war, what really- as an individual human being- do you receive from such an experience?
You get PTSD, risk your life, potentially die, get permanent injuries, kill people, do horrifying things, so as an individual it’s hardly worth it.
In fact, when you look at the world in terms of individuals rather than groups and names it becomes very hard to de-humanize one person. It also suddenly makes more sense how war can become so vicious.
We are all just people trying to be happy and do our best. It’s when we get too attached to a group ideology that things become problematic (the group ideology becomes an “energetic pendulum” that takes on a life of its own, another example being riots or mobs).
If one bad thing happens to an individual, maybe that individual’s brother gets angry, and so he lashes out against the other group. But then this creates a chain cycle whereby one misunderstanding can escalate pretty heavily into full-blown war where people are treated no better than insects!
Suddenly the Americans are mad because the Vietcong created some crazy traps to kill them, and so then the Americans go crazy and start shooting anything that moves, furthering enraging the Vietcong.
When I say “Americans” or “Vietcong” keep in mind that there are individuals that make up the group, but because they are identified with the group they lose the ability to recognize the wrong they do and see the humanity in the other.
It’s a lot easier to kill a “VC” or “GI” than it is to kill Bob Jones, born on June 28 in Kentucky.
Caught in the Cross-Fire
This is where the problem comes: people can very quickly get sucked into an “energetic pendulum” by it passing by them or by being negatively affected in some way (ie. losing a family member).
For example many innocent civilians died in many wars- they simply were in the wrong place at the wrong time and an “angry pendulum” came in and killed them.
Of course, it was individuals that did this, but they were fueled by a group. People in groups become dangerous because when they lose their sense of individuality they lose their sense of morality, and thus can commit horrible atrocities.
Again, I highly, highly recommend reading “Reality Transurfing Steps I-V” to get a better idea of this. The author is extremely intelligent and has put a good deal of work into studying these “energetic dynamics,” which is a fancy way of saying human behavior at large.
Escaping Disaster & Becoming Free
The reason I’m writing this is because what I learned in viewing these things and learning about the war absolutely horrifies me, and it serves as fuel for me to take responsibility in my life and be as free as possible.
Large energetic structures (Pendulums) such as governments will do what they do. Take responsibility for yourself, but not for your government. A few fat men sitting in big offices can decide randomly they wish to start a war. That doesn’t mean you need to get caught in it.
If the USA decides to try force me beyond my will into some stupid fucking war (that the American public is against, such as the Vietnam war) I want to be so free and capable that I don’t have to sacrifice myself for some bullshit.
If the USA is invaded, or Sofia, Bulgaria, or anywhere I’d like to remain out of the conflict and continue living my best life anywhere in the world. Don’t you?
One huge thing I’ve learned recently also is that you can’t reason with people that are crazy. I learned this especially last night when I went on a date with probably the most psycho bitch I ever went out with.
I’ve never disappeared on a girl during a date, but this chick was so crazy and I was so uncomfortable I took the moment while in a crowd to get lost and disappear without a proper goodbye.
I had tried talking some sense into her while we were together, but I realized (and then remembered) that trying such things do not work.
She was a psycho bitch, and no amount of logical reasoning would work with her.
If you read Power vs. force, you’ll learn that people can basically only understand what’s at their “energetic level.” Someone in victim mentality mode views everything in the world like that, and someone with abundance mentality sees everything as abundant.
If a war ever occurs, or some other conflict, it’s important you do the one thing that you can: take responsibility for yourself!
The same is true of financial freedom, relationships/dating, social life, happiness, safety, and so much more. No excuses, just take care of yourself and avoid unnecessary conflict.
As I write this, I do pray that we don’t ever experience a World War III or something like this.
But that being said you’d think that people would’ve learned after World War II, but then people went on to create Agent Orange and join a conflict in Vietnam for no reason (I am referring to the American government).
It doesn’t matter that the American public was against involvement- the fat few who had power, like the evil scum they are, sent innocent boys to Vietnam to turn them into monsters who would commit evil against the innocent villagers in Vietnam.
We Are Just Individuals
Whether you are the American or you live in Vietnam, it doesn’t matter. We are human beings that are individuals with goals, dreams, a desire for happiness and love, and all that stuff.
So take care of yourself. Take responsibility. Don’t get caught in the hooks of the governments who would so easily discard your life without care.
Taking responsibility doesn’t mean that your life will be easy or fair or that everything good will happen. As we discussed, the government could decide to try send me to war via the draft or some other unpredictable event can happen.
All it means is that you don’t make excuses and you make the necessary course-corrections so that you can find fulfillment and meaning in your own life.
The atrocities of yesterday must be converted into fuel for the desire to escape disaster and become completely free of the instability of others and the world!