OVERVIEW: WAR, PEACE AND TERRORISM

January 1, 2009

PACIFICUS is a book digitally published as a website in order to facilitate dissemination and implementation of its urgently needed principles and practices.  Publication details are provided at the end of this OVERVIEW.

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Note:  A much briefer presentation, in effect an introduction to this comprehensive resource, is provided on website  MELOS   ( http://melos.us )

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 In  our time:  the 20th Century produced three World Wars (the Third, a.k.a. ‘Cold War,’ included the Korean and Vietnam Wars), the beginning of the Fourth World War (Global Islamic Jihad), and four Holocausts — the Armenian, Ukrainian, European (Jewish and Other), and Rwandan.  Now, in the 21st Century, we are embroiled in World War IV and a fifth Holocaust: Darfur.  Four World Wars and Five Holocausts in less than 100 years. Something is profoundly, fundamentally wrong. As this tract will show, the 20th and 21st Centuries have been ideologically-determined Catastrophes — unleashed because of the Fatal Flaw in World Affairs: the missing dimension: the ideological dimension: to deal with the malignant ideologies that ignite, drive and legitimate Mankind’s oppressions and wars. 

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I come not to bring peace, but a sword.”

— Jesus, in Matthew 10.34, New Testament

The ‘sword’ was in contemporary terms, ideological ferment. This webtract reveals and remedies the Fatal Flaw in World and International Security Affairs — absence of the Sword — now a multidimensional set of wholly secular political science methods — denoted by ‘ID’ — for Ideologics (eye’ dee oh low’ jiks), Ideologic Defense, Ideologic Disarmament, and Ideologic Determinism —  with which to  combat human malignance and build new Defenses of  Peace.   For that this tract also provides the missing and essential definition of ‘Peace.’  ID will be clarified and shown to be a powerful new weapon for preventing War, fighting War, and defeating terrorism — rather than just fighting terror — which presently is everywhere the case — and the reason we are losing the global ‘war on terror’ — in the Age of Catastrophic Terrorism. 

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 OTHER ANTECEDENTS TO THIS TRACT

“The tongue has the power of life and death…” Proverbs 18:21, Judaic Old Testament.

“The strong do what they have the power to do and the weak accept what they have to accept…Our opinion of the gods and our knowledge of men lead us to conclude that it is a general and necessary law of nature to rule wherever one can.” Athenian ideology during the Peloponnesian War as explained in an ultimatum to the Melians, who refused to surrender and trusted in the gods and Sparta to come to their rescue, neither of whom did.  The Athenians attacked, conquered, killed all males of military age, sold the women and children into slavery, and founded a colony.  From Thucydides‘ History.

When ye encounter the unbelievers, strike off their heads…” Surah XLVII, Islamic Koran.  Demonstrates importance of belief in zealotry and movements, and along with other similar passages in the Koran comprises the foundation of the 1400-year-old Islamic Jihad and World War IV.

“This is a matter of religion and creed…There is no way to forget the hostility between us and the infidels…It is ideological.” From Usama bin Laden’s speech broadcast by Al Jazeera satellite channel 3 November 2001, explaining the slaughter and destruction of 9/11.  That Saddam Hussein was involved was a total fabrication by a catastrophically deceitful, sanctimonious and incompetent American regime. Bin Laden loathed Hussein as a secular alcohol-drinking, womanizing, infidel whose Baathist ideology to create a new Greater Mesopotamia with Iraq dominant was a threat to Al Qaeda and the Jihad. The fabricated collaboration was personally and ideologically impossible. It has served to provide Al Qaeda with opportunity to move into Iraq, bloody the forces of The Far Satan, foment sectarian bloodshed, and drive an insurgency, and for the U.S. to wreck the country, slaughter its civilians, enrage Muslims worldwide with its infidel boots occupying a Muslim land, suffer reversals in neglected Afghanistan, demean our image, dissipate the war on terror, waste our military, cause harm and pain to a drained domestic socioeconomy, incur massive run-ups of national debt, increase the likelihood of Homeland attacks, and face colossal strategic defeat in the greatest foreign policy blunder in U.S. history. None of that would be so were the Fatal Flaw not so, as will be developed in this tract. 

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 NATURE OF THE BEAST

Of suns and world I’ve nothing to be quoted; / How men torment themselves is all I’ve noted.  / The little god o’ the world sticks to the same old way, / And is as whimsical as on Creation’s day. / Life somewhat better might content him, / But for that gleam of heavenly Light which Thou hast lent him: / He calls it Reason — thence his powers increased, / To be far beastlier than any beast.”   — Mephistopheles to the Lord in Goethe’s Faust.   

“I was fascinated by the succinct, excellently written article on Donald Pfaff’s The Neuroscience of Fair Play and the Golden Rule … However, the article does not say on what planet Pfaff did his research. Here on Earth, the homo sapiens are the most vicious, slaughterous, destructive, malignant species of the entire animal kingdom. No deus ex machina needed here either. Hominid beastliness derives from the evolutionaary process of encephalization, via which our neurophysiology retains structures of lower species of beasts.”  —  Stephen Edward Seadler, in The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine, Spring 2008, under Member News.

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Civilization is now engaged in its Fourth World War in less than 100 years since the guns of August blew open the 1914 Epoch.  It is embroiled in a conflagration lit, legitimated and driven by incendiary ideologies rooted in savage antiquity — inflaming a new age — the age of Catastrophic Terrorism.Such is the reality — driven by forces which are in turn driven by that master of all:   the ‘cult’ of ‘cult-ure.’  A cult is a belief system with related behaviors and symbols. As the core of Culture it provides the foundation of ‘society’ — be it a nation or movement.  This web-tract defines that core, and delineates the Fatal Flaw as the missing dimension in world affairs needed to combat malignant cores.  And to implement the principle in Sun Tzu’s 500 B.C. classic THE ART OF WAR:

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill.  To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

Without this new dimension and thinking: international affairs will continue to fail in its paramount quest — the quest for genuine, enduring Peace — a quest that has not only produced total failure — but has blazed a trail to Armageddon strewn with treaties — such as the Covenant of the League of Nations (1919), the League Commission on Armies Draft Treaty (1925), the Pact of Locarno (1925), the Washington Naval Conference (1927), the Geneva and London Conference Agreement (1927, 1930), the Geneva Protocol (1928), the Kellog-Briand Pact (1928), the Charter of the United Nations (1945), the Antarctic Treaty 1961), the Limited Test Ban Treaty (1963), the Outer Space Treaty (1967), the Non-Proliferation Treaty (1970), and so on and on and on — in the quest for ‘Peace’ — for which it does not even have a proper working definition towards which and with which to steer.  That, too, is provided by this site. 

———- THE ULTIMATE MENACE:  NUCLEAR WEAPONS  ———-

“Nuclear weapons are the only weapons that could kill millions of people and destroy the infrastructure and social fabric of the United States…If we do not make a more strenuous effort to halt and reverse nuclear proliferation and prevent nuclear terrorism, it is inevitable that a nuclear bomb will eventually explode in a US city.”  Frederick K. Lamb, Director of the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Illinois, and former Co-Chair of the American Physical Society (APS) study group on boost-phase intercept systems for national missile defense.  In APS News, Aug-Sep 2005.

“Worldwide there are about 2,100 metric tons of both highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium. Given that only 50 kg of HEU or 10 kg of plutonium are needed to build a 10kT device [nuclear bomb] there is enough material worldwide to build 40-50 thousand weapons.”  APS Forum on Physics & Society, July 2005, p 15.  The atomic bombs used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki were approx. 20kT (kiloton) weapons. 

On January 11, 2008, The New York Times ran an editorial ‘Homeland Security On The Hustings’ in which it called for the presidential candidates to provide specific proposals on how they would handle the problems of homeland security.  Later in the day it published (online) the following comment on that editorial by this writer:

“It is reasonable to seek candidates’ specifics on how they would treat major issues, as you do in this editorial. With one exception: the one at hand: Homeland Security. For, it makes little difference what they say. Because with thousands of miles of seacoast, thousands of miles of land borders, millions of square miles of airspace, and enormous volumes of airplanes, ships, trucks and cars entering the U.S. every day, our Homeland is hopelessly porous, utterly vulnerable; in a word: indefensible — by any conceivable physical and technological measures.

“Therefore, we must at last move beyond fighting only terror, as we have been — and proceed to fight terrorISM. An “ism” involves ideology. Nullify the ideology of a movement, and the movement will collapse. In the current war, the ideology as well as the name of the movement that seeks to destroy us is Global Islamic Jihad. That ideology must become our primary target. The essentials for undertaking that nullification strategy are given in my tract, “Terror War And Peace.” (terror1.com) Do not expect the candidates or any government official to talk about this. There might be some role for it in the Department of Homeland Security, but mainly it is a matter for deep covert operations, NGOs (Non-Governmental Operations), and individuals — like me — and you.”
 
“gram-for-gram a nuclear explosive (e.g., the fission yield of uranium-235) releases more than a million times the energy of conventional high explosives…the amount of TNT needed to produce the explosive yield of a single modern nuclear weapon would cover a full acre of land to a height overshadowing a 10-story building.“…nuclear technology and materials are inevitably spreading around the world, as nations embrace nuclear power to supply their energy needs and to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Therefore, the potential for more nations becoming latent nuclear states — having the technical capability to develop nuclear weapons should they feel compelled to do so — increases relentlessly with time.”
[The foregoing considers only blast energy. It does not consider the horrifically powerful and lethal radioactive and thermal radiations. – ses]
 Raymond Jeanloz, physicist, University of California, Berkeley, chairman, US National Academy of Sciences  Committee on International Security and Arms Control, in APS News, April 2009. 
Clearly, the problem cannot be resolved by technological, diplomatic or military means. The new dimension must at last be applied in international security affairs.

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The U.S. National Intelligence Council’s National Intelligence Estimate Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities, November 2007, stated:We judge with moderate confidence that the earliest possible date Iran would be technically capable of producing enough HEU [Highly Enriched Uranium] for a weapon is late 2009…We assess with high confidence that Iran has the scientific, technical and industrial capacity eventually to produce nuclear weapons…We should combine the foregoing excerpts with the reality that Iran has built, fields and maintains the largest, uniformed, most heavily armed, highly trained and disciplined terrorist organization in the world, Hezbollah, or ‘Party of God,’ which is imbued with and driven by a fierce, Global Shiite Jihadist ideology.  It is multifaceted: considered by some to be a social services provider, by others a legitimate defense organization, and by others a terrorist organization. For purposes of international security its terrorism component must be the focus.  Hezbollah explicitly affirms that it will use force to achieve its objectives, which it clothes in the sanctimonious authority of Islamic defensive jihad, and has a history of terrorist death and destruction. Its objectives include the annihilation of the State of Israel and Jews.  Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, its secretary general, declared,  “If Jews all gather in Israel it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide” (Badih Chayban, The Daily Star, Beirut, 23 Oct 2002). An example is the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Argentina, in which 85 people were killed and more than 200 injured,  for which Argentine prosecutors held Hezbollah responsible.  Iran menaces not just Israel, but all the Sunni states of the Mideast, for they are infidels, too, as is Europe and elsewhere, especially The Great Satan.   All factors considered –Iran’s relentless progress towards nuclear weapons, its Hezbolah terrorist forces, its terrorist Jihadic ideology, its army, navy, including submarines, air, and rocket forces  — Iran comprises one of the planet’s most dangerous entities.

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 The turmoil in Nuclear-armed Pakistan, home of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, with factions of extremist Islamists in its army and security forces, poses a looming threat greater than Iran:  Jihadic control of nuclear weapons and their spread to Jihadic organizations worldwide — in contemporary World War IV.  For several years there has  been a growing threat of terrorist activities migrating to continental Europe from Pakistan.  A major route is through Spain, whose Pakistani community has grown from a few thousand a decade ago to about 70,000 today, due to easy entry and Barcelona’s Raval district’s cheap rents.  From there jihadists fan out over Europe on suicide bombing missions.  According to Judge Baltasar Garzon, Spain’s highest antiterrorism magistrate: “…the jihadi threat from Pakistan is the biggest emerging threat we are facing in Europe. Pakistan is an ideological and training hotbed for jihadists, and they are being exported here.”  The situation is exacerbated by the resurgence of the Taliban across the border from the tribal areas of Northwestern Pakistan into Afghanistan, where it has been regaining considerable strength, and posing serious peril to the West.  All told, we are losing the Global War due to having heavily diverted focus and resources from the core Pakistan / Afghanistan Theater to the irrelevant War in Iraq, whose secular infidel Baathist designs were never part of the Islamic Jihad.  As the West seeks to redeploy to Afghanistan the situation in Iraq becomes undermined, and an interconnected two-sided no-win morass compounds into an endless future. The full costs of the Iraq War have not begun to emerge and be comprehensively assessed beyond its recognition as The Greatest Strategic Blunder in United States’ history.  The Jihadist menace is intensified by North Korea’s nuclear black market operations. For instance, its recent building of a nuclear facility for Syria, which an Israeli air strike recently ‘took out.’  This situation puts greater pressure on deploying the special softpower weapons presented in this web tract.

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All defenses, countermeasures and arms controls are highly porous and breachable.  In order to “prevent nuclear terrorism” we must at last combat terrorism — not just terror. “Isms” are the products of  the aforementioned core of the cult of culture.  That core is both a force and its product. The force is that relentless instinct of mankind throughout its literate history to produce Ideologies — psychologically and sociologically essential to drive, legitimate, organize and perpetuate its behaviors. Some ideologies are benign. Some are malignant, in whole or in part. Today’s world threat to and breach of the peace are the malignant ideology and implementation of Global Islamic Jihad, which comprises World War IV.  We cannot allow the savage sanctimonious ideology of Islamic Nuclear Jihad to continue.  We must combat not just the preachers but also their preachments — at their roots.  Waiting on Islamic reformists is delusional.  There is no central religious authority.  Religious edicts can be issued by any imam, and it is every imam for himself or his group.  The Jihadists consider all reformists and cooperators with the West to be infidels, like the rest of us, to be slaughtered. The time has come — to end the 1400-year Jihad declared by Muhammad, to end the tyranny he created by an ideology whose very name — Islam — means “submission.” The past works of Muhammadan scholars, mathematicians and scientists in an Islamic age long dead, cannot serve to impede what must be done now — in extremis — caused by Islam itself. As set forth in Pages 7A, B and C .

We must go beyond merely putting out fires at great cost in lives and treasure, to putting out the incendiary ideologies that light them.

 This Pacificus Enterprise provides the essential new dimension, thinking, principles and methods : ID  — Ideologics (eye’ dee oh low’ jiks), Ideologic Defense, Ideologic Disarmament, Ideologic Determinism.

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   H I S T O R I C    I D    E X A M P L E S        

There have been two occurrences of what can be considered prototypical cases of Ideologic Defense, both during the 20th Century.  Those were:  <> UN Resolution 379(XXX), and <> Pope John Paul II’s bringing down the Soviet Union.  They will be very briefly summarized below, and more fully described where noted in the summaries.UN RESOLUTION 379(XXX)The concept of Ideologic Defenses of Peace is expressed in a famous phrase in the Charter of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):  SINCE WARS BEGIN IN THE MINDS OF MEN IT IS IN THE MINDS OF MEN THAT THE DEFENSES OF PEACE MUST BE CONSTRUCTED.  It is therefore fitting that the first example of ID took place in the United Nations.During a stage in the conflict between Israel and the Arab states in 1975, the Arab states introduced a Resolution in the UN General Assembly whose objective was either an aggressive attempt to undermine Israel or a defensive measure against Israel’s alleged aggressions or both.  That was Resolution 379(XXX), “Elimination of all forms of racial discrimination,” which: (1) reaffirmed that “any doctrine of racial discrimination or superiority is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous”; (2) took note of a Declaration adopted at the Conference of Ministers for Foreign Affairs at Lima in August 1975 that “condemned zionism as a threat to world peace and security and called upon all countries to oppose this racist and imperialist ideology“; and (3) determined “that zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination.”  (emphasise supplied to highlight the focus on ideology, not behavior)The point here is wholly independent of whether or not the Resolution was justified, i.e., substantively legitimate.  The point is that it was an official attack by one state or group of states on the official ideology of another state as constituting a threat to the peace in accordance with written law, in this cases the context of UN Charter Articles 99 and 39.  As such it constitutes the first instance of Ideologic Defense, and more specifically what ID calls ‘Juridical Nullification.’  More broadly, any legal attack on a state’s ideology as contrary to law or generally accepted principles of civilized nations constitutes Juridical ID.The Resolution was fought hard by the US Ambassador to the UN at that time, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, as wholly illegitimate in substance. 

This writer wrote Moynihan, informed him of the ID significance of the Resolution as forming a precedent for us to use in other, legitimate cases, and advised him therefore not to fight it so hard as to quash its legal precedence.  He wrote back that that was an interesting point.  The Resolution was defeated as false in substance by an Assembly vote — but remains legitimate as legal precedence.  This is more fully discussed in PRINCIPIA IDEOLOGICA, Chapter 7, International ID.

DEFEAT OF THE SOVIET UNION.

Credit for the demise of the USSR is often attributed to President Reagan, but that is quite erroneous.  Reagan did speak the truth out loud about the “evil empire,” and he did maintain a strong anti-Communist stance, and he did in various ways play key roles in meeting with and materially backing the true, powerfully aggressive and effective Leader of the real forces on the ground —  the combination of Leader and forces that ultimately terminated Soviet domination of one nation in the Warsaw Pact, thereby settingin motion a domino effect that brought down the Warsaw Pact, which in turn brought down the Soviet Union.  That nation was Poland, those forces were the Polish people,  especially their Solidarity movement, and that Leader was Pope John Paul II.That largely unrecognized history is compressed and presented in the Section “The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union,” pages 461-473, in Chapter 23, Beyond Deterrence, War, And Arms Control, in PRINCIPIA IDEOLOGICA. 

Here we note only the cognitive method used by PJII was close to ID’s Reductive Nullification, but not quite, in that it pitted one’s own ideology, Catholicism, against another ideology, Communism, as superior to it, and used one’s own ideology to nullify the validity of that adversary ideology, rather than nullify it directly in substantive terms independently of one’s own ideology.  His medium was himself:  flying repeatedly to Poland and delivering massive masses and addresses in open fields to a million souls at a time despite the dangerous obstacles perpetrated by the Communist Polish government’s regiments and tanks, and his four papal encyclicals. 

Furthermore, the Vatican realized that the head of the Polish government, General Jaruzelski, would be undergoing a terrible inner struggle between the Church in which he had so profoundly been a member and his Communist government role.  PJII predicted that he would ultimately choose Church over Party, and met with him to preach principles and apply further doctrinal pressure.  Despite Jaruzelki’s harsh measures, he ultimately caved under PJII’s relentless massive ideological warfare.  Ultimately, PJII brought down that government and with it the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union.

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This book or selected Pages should be required reading in philosophy, political science, international affairs, and national security courses.  

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophes.  

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. 

Albert Einstein

This treatise provides the quintessential new thinking required.

 The author expresses his gratitude for the enormous resources and assistance provided via his Guest Scholar privileges at Princeton University during the six years of his research and writing of PRINCIPIA IDEOLOGICA: A Treatise On Combatting Human Malignance, the magnum opus and primary resource of the Pacficus Enterprise, and for Princeton’s appreciation (not implying endorsement) of that work in holding many copies distributed throughout its various libraries.  It is, of course, also available in other libraries in the U.S. and abroad, including the National Defense University and Vatican Libraries. This website is based on and extends that work, and thus comprises a global deployment of its power for preventing and extinguishing malignant and incendiary ideologies and their fires — from the Athenian Ultimatum to the Melians during the Peloponnesian War — through Medieval Holy Wars, The Thirty Years War, The Inquisition — to Racism, Religionism, Paschalism —  and Reichism II, Marxism-Leninism, Fascism, Nazism, Shinto-Tanakaism — Jihadism — and beyond.____________________________

NOTE:  This writer is in the awkward position of having to cite his own works numerous times, but inasmuch as these, especially the above PRINCIPIA, are the primary resources for this enterprise, there is no alternative.  The reader may utilize Amazon.com’s extraordinary ‘Search Inside The Book’ feature to preview those works. Allow time for it to load fully before entering a search word.  It can be nudged along by clicking again on Amazon’s link to ‘Search Inside…”  Never having had any marketing, those works reside on Amazon, which serves in effect as a reference library and occasional sales source.  The Core Works are held in a private library by Miriam Hansberry, nee Andujar, presently in New Jersey, USA.

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P R O L O G U E

January 1, 2008

It was the worst of times.  The world was going up in flames of hate, driven by the whirlwinds of bigotry, racism, and other malignant ideologies.  It was the Era of the Third Reich, of Nazism, in the heart of Christendom, of Stalin’s Terror savaging the Soviet Union, of Fascism in Italy driving its aggressions in Africa, of Fascism in Spain driving brutal civil war, of Shinto-Tanakaism driving Japan as it slashed, slaughtered and raped it way through Asia, of bigotry, racism, cross-burnings and lynchings in the United States, and of imminent World War.  As a child I sensed that the ethos of the time would roil on evermore, and began conceiving this work to combat it.

— The first paragraph of the Preface to this writer’s book Ending The Bronze Age (2001)

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 The name of the new field set forth in this webbook is Ideologics. When Applied Ideologics is focused on War & Peace, or national and international security, it is referred to as Ideopower.  That is less confusing than the current term Softpower, which will henceforth be dropped, although retained in existing works rather than rewriting.  In keeping with the foregoing the title of the foundational work of this Enterprise is PRINCIPIA IDEOLOGICA (1999).

The mathematical foundations of Ideologics, viz., Ideotopology, first appeared in Management Handbook For Public Administrators (1978), which is reprinted in the Addendum to that PRINCIPIA with permission of Van Nostrand Reinhold Company.

The neurophysiological foundations were provided in the essay “Ragnar Granit and the Sense of Ideas,” in The American-Scandinavian Review, Vol. XLIV, No. 4, December 1956, whose Patrons were the Kings of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and whose Board of Trustees included Harold C. Urey and Thomas J. Watson.  I had met Dr. Granit, then Director of the Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology in Stockholm, and discussed his work with him at a reception for Hugo Theorell, who had won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on oxidation enzymes, on which I had done an article that appeared in Nordsjternan.

For complete independence of thought and expression this Enterprise has been created, written and published almost entirely outside of “the system.”  Some Comments may be found on Page 4.                                            _______________________________________________________ 

 

In the beginning was the Word

John 1.1, Judaeo-Christian New Testament.  In the original Greek “Word” was “Logos,” meaning Idea and the manifestation of Idea.   The phrase thus projected into the Cosmos the ancient perception of the primacy of Idea in human affairs. 

In the language of Sigmund Freud’s classic masterpiece Civilization and Its Discontents (1930) we remain entrapped in the ongoing dualism and conflict of Thanatos, the instinct of aggression, hate, self-destruction, and death, versus Eros, the instinct of peace, love, construction, communality, and life.  In those terms, this Pacificus Enterprise provides the dynamic new dimension essential for the nullification of Thanatos and victory of Eros.   All well grounded in Logos.  While this description is philosophical and psychopoetic, the reality is power.

For, the result is a powerful weapon, the blue-print, the keystone of  a wholly new softpower concept and its extraordinarily low-cost, high-impact, low-casualty defense system. As such it is wholly distinct from the limited, weak two-word concept ‘soft power.’  A new field has emerged that is applicable to the full range of human malignance, from families to nations to transnational movements.

The core thesis, the essential reading, comprises, in addition to this Home Page (OVERVIEW and PROLOGUE):

  • Page 1.  WAR, PEACE AND ARMS CONTROL IN THE BRONZE AGE.  Beginning from formation of the planet, the essay builds the origins, evolution, nature and dimensions of the War/Peace problem, illuminates the fatal flaw in all prior attempts at resolution, and derives the key, the central, the essential measure required to prevent War, and if that fails, to win it — while hewing to Sun Tzu’s classic principle: To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. Includes introduction to the two new powerful weapons for nullifying malignant ideologies, especially those comprising threats to the peace, which is newly properly defined.

  • Page 8.  REFORMING THE BRONZE AGE.  Reforms Abrahamic Civilization’s foundational savagery.  The title is taken from the remark by British historian Michael Wood in his television series Legacy:  “We Westerners of the late 20th century — for all our modernity — are still a Bronze Age people.”

  • Page  9.  EPILOGUE.  Includes the Original Sin correspondence between this writer and the late great theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, and applies it, with him, to the problem of War/Peace.  That process and its conclusion augment what has come before.

That thesis, this Enterprise, began during World War II and developed greatly during World War III.  Treatment of Islamic Jihad was never integral with the original or central thesis, and it is not so now.  The foundations of the thesis, the system, its principles and applications, are provided in the magnum opus PRINCIPIA IDEOLOGICA: A Treatise on Combatting Human Malignance. 

However, inasmuch as that problem has morphed into Global Nuclear Islamic Jihad, applications of this new softpower defense system to that problem must be developed and provided.  Even with nuclear-bomb events only looming but not yet actuated, non-state-state “forms of conflict and violence have soared. The number of people killed or injured by terrorists has gone from about 7,000 in 1995 to more than 25,000 in 2006. Very often, these terrorist attacks are either directly carried out by foreigners or planned, funded, and coordinated by networks that operate internationally.” [1] Through them all runs a commonality: ideology: mainstream or local variant Islamic Jihadism. And so, softpower defenses  of this Enterprise have  been developed and provided to defend against that commonality  — with forcefulness commensurate with the threat — herein contained in Pages 7A, B, C, D, and E.  They are separable from the original, main, ideopower thesis, and may be bypassed if too much for some readers’ tastes or background. In any event, neither the presence nor  absence of the Jihadic treatment effects the legitimacy, value or appreciation of the main thesis.  See Page 4, Comments.

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  T E R R O R I S M   S H O R T   C O U R S E  

The Terrorism Short Course for persons focused solely on combatting contemporary Global Nuclear Islamic Jihad, or World War IV,  especially on the United States Homeland,  comprises:

  • Page 1. CLASH OF AGES:  MODERN WAR, PEACE AND ARMS CONTROL IN THE  BRONZE AGE.

  • Page 7A.  ENDING ISLAMIC JIHAD

  • Page 7B.  NULLIFYING ISLAMIC JIHAD

  • Page 7C.  CREATING  ISLAM

  • Page 7D.  ANTI-JIHADIC OPERATIONS

  • Page 7E.   HOMELAND SECURITY ANTI-JIHADIC OPS

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Of special interest is the  ADDENDDUM: ARMISTICE DAY 2 0 0 5, which depicts the origins of this work in the sturm und drang of  the West’s and this writer’s histories and the role of the U.S. Army in preserving his life during World War II so that he could continue its development.

Pacificus Enterprise will prove to  be  an exceedingly powerful Epilogue to the evils of the past and present, the foundational Prologue to a far better future, the architecture of new Defenses of Peace, and altogether a truly Millennial work.

Where there is no vision, the people perish. 

 — Proverbs 29.18, Judaic Old Testament

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[1] FP | Foreign Policy magazine, March-April 2009, p. 32.