The Anti-Anti-War ‘Left’ as an Obstacle to Peace and Advocate for War

Jean Bricmont CP Ever since the 1990s, and especially since the Kosovo War in 1999, anyone who opposes armed interventions by Western powers and NATO has to confront what may be called an anti-anti-war left (including its far left segment).  In Europe, and notably in France, this anti-anti-war left is made up of the mainstream of social democracy, the Green parties, and most of the radical left.  The anti-anti-war left does not come out openly in favor of Western military interventions and even criticizes them at times (but usually only for their tactics or alleged motivations – the West is supporting a just cause, but clumsily and for oil or for geo-strategic reasons).  But most of its energy is spent issuing “warnings” against the supposed dangerous drift of that part of the left that remains firmly opposed to such interventions. It calls upon us to show solidarity with the […] Read More

Leo Tolstoi and His Unecclesiastical Christianity

Tolstoi is a great poet, a great artist, a great thinker. All through his life, both heart and mind have been occupied by one burning question, coloring more or less with its painful pressure all his works. We feel its overshadowing presence in the “History of my Childhood,” in “War and Peace,” in “Anna Karenina,” till at last it becomes the exclusive preoccupation of his later years, which have produced such works as “My Confession,” “In what does my Faith Consist?,” “What shall we Do?,” “Upon Life,” and the “Kreutzer Sonata.” This same question burns in the hearts of many, especially among Theosophists; it is indeed the question of life itself. “What is the meaning, the purpose of human life? What is the final outcome of the unnatural, distorted and falsified life of our civilisation, such as it is forced upon each of us individually? What shall we do […] Read More

I saw Jesus on the tube train in London

by Misty In London, in a crowded tube train in the early 1980s I saw Jesus. It was the after-work rush hour and everyone was squashed tightly like sardines into the carriages. There was hardly breathing room. I was standing, with many people pressing against me and their faces were bright under the ceiling lights. Many didn’t look so healthy and a bit pasty faced against the artificial light. I am a people watcher and I looked around at all the faces to philosophize about their place in the eternal scheme of things. I casually turned my head, hoping to glimpse all that were in view as discreetly, as possible trying not to stare. Normally I can see and feel people’s auras. Sometimes I look at them when there is time to spare and wonder how they got all the colours and patterns. I was casually glancing my eyes on […] Read More

Leon Shenandoah

It’s prophesied in our Instructions that the end of the world will be near when the trees start dying from the tops down. That’s what the maples are doing today. Our Instructions say the time will come when there will be no corn, when nothing will grow in the garden, when water will be filthy and unfit to drink. Then a great monster will rise up from the water and destroy mankind. One of the names of that monster is “the sickness that eats you up inside” like diabetes or cancer or AIDS. Maybe AIDS is the monster. It’s coming. It’s already here. Our prophet Handsome Lake told of it in the 1700s. He saw Four Beings, like four angels, coming from the Four Directions. They told him what would happen, how there would be diseases we’d never heard of before. You will see many tears in this country. […] Read More